2022 Buick Encore GX Trim Level Comparison | Roswell, GA

Three different colored 2022 Buick Encore GX models parked in front of a city skyline.

The 2022 Buick Enclave has three trim levels: Preferred, Select, and Essence. Each model is described below, including its starting MSRP and best features. We are happy to show you the Encore GX here at Carl Black Roswell in Roswell, GA. To help you decide what features are right for you, please read this 2022 Buick Encore GX Trim Level Comparison from Carl Black of Roswell, GA.

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2022 Buick Encore GX Preferred 

Starting at $25,595, the Preferred is the base trim level and the least expensive model. It still has plenty of features you expect to find in a new SUV. The Preferred comes standard with a zippy 1.2-liter turbocharged engine that puts out 137 horsepower and 162 foot-pounds of torque. Also, it gets a very respectable 30 MPG on the highway and 29 around town. Some of its other features include: 

  • Keyless start. 
  • Front pedestrian braking. 
  • 4-wheel antilock disc brakes. 
  • Automatic emergency braking. 
  • 18″ Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels 
  • Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) with driver shift control. 


Select is the next step up from the Preferred.  It has a very reasonable starting MSRP of $26,995. It’s got some nice upgrades over the Preferred model, including: 

  • Cabin humidity sensor. 
  • Climate control, automatic dual-zone. 
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats. 
  • 10-way power driver seat with power lumbar. 
  • 18″ machined aluminum wheels with High Gloss Dark Android pockets. 


The Essence has a starting price of just $30,195, which is a great buy for a brand-new SUV in the top trim level. It has a bigger, 1.3-liter turbocharged motor that produces 155 horsepower and 174 food-pounds of torque. It has a stop/start system that raises the highway mileage to 32 MPG. This high-end trim level offers some other excellent standard upgrades, including: 

  • Air ionizer. 
  • Universal home remote. 
  • Leather appointed seating. 
  • LED headlamps and taillamps. 
  • Black carbon metallic body moldings.  
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel. 

We hope you found this 2022 Buick Encore GX Trim Level Comparison useful! The Essence also has a wide array of available extra options. We recommend visiting the dealership or contacting us to find out exactly what options fit your needs and budget.

A blue 2022 Buick Encore GX in a showroom. A 2022 Buick Encore GX with available roof rack, which is holding two canoes.


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