2022 Buick Encore Trim Level Comparison

2022 Buick Encore side view

What are the different trim levels of the 2022 Buick Encore? The 2022 Buick Encore actually has only one trim level, technically, and it is called the Preferred. However, this trim level comes in two configurations, which is what we will compare here. If you aren’t familiar with trim levels, they are the different versions of a vehicle model. Each trim level has slightly different features and pricing. You can find Buick SUVs like the Buick Encore here at Carl Black Roswell in Roswell, GA.


2022 Buick Encore front grille


2022 Buick Encore Preferred configuration options

The two configuration options that the 2022 Buick Encore offers are the 2022 Buick Encore Preferred FWD and the 2022 Buick Encore Preferred AWD. FWD stands for front-wheel drive and refers to vehicles that supply power to the front wheels only. AWD stands for all-wheel drive, and, as you may guess, it refers to vehicles that supply power to all of their wheels as needed. There are several differences between these two configurations, including pricing and performance specifications.

2022 Buick Encore Preferred FWD pricing and performance

The 2022 Buick Encore FWD has a starting MSRP of $25,795. This model is best for city commuters and anyone who has to sit in a lot of stand-still traffic. The reason for this is that this model is slightly more fuel-efficient, and city drivers may not need the added traction that an AWD model offers. The fuel economy rating of this model is 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. Although the difference in fuel economy ratings is slight, this model could save you money over the months and years that you drive it.

2022 Buick Encore Preferred AWD pricing and performance

The 2022 Buick Encore AWD has a starting MSRP of $26,415. With AWD, you get more traction on the road and off the road, which makes this model more suited to anyone who drives on gravel roads, through stormy weather, or to colder climates with snow and ice. You do lose out on some fuel efficiency, but this model is still rated at 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.


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