The forthcoming 2022 Buick Encore, one of the market’s best subcompact SUVs, is ready for additional changes. If you didn’t already remember, the Buick Encore received the makeover four years ago, gaining one of the best appearances in the segment Still, Buick will deliver numerous exterior and interior refreshments.
New Encore model will look much better than its previous generation for sure. According to various sources, this small crossover will remain a five-seat model, but the interior will feature more high-tech features. In general, the Encore sounds and looks better than the majority of its rivals. The engine lineup won’t change, which comes as a little disappointment.
2022 Encore SUV Gets Facelift
The 2022 Buick Encore won’t introduce a redesign. Instead, this subcompact crossover-SUV will deliver mid-cycle updates. Still, cosmetic upgrades are not so exciting as we expected. The design remains eye-catching and modern. Some parts are incredibly attractive, especially the front fascia. Buick delivers beautiful vertical slats on the grille and round LED headlamps.
The hood is more prominent, while some other parts will look surprisingly rugged. Encore will continue to offer the same shorter rear overhang and chrome accents. The back of the vehicle comes with vertical LED taillights and the wheels will remain intact. New exterior colors will be on offer, so stay tuned, because the manufacturer will provide more details in the coming weeks.
The interior of the new 2022 Buick Encore will gain more updates than the exterior. The good thing about the Encore model is that this crossover provides more luxury than most of its rivals. Still, the manufacturer will continue to deliver updates. Thanks to that, the new Encore comes with more upright materials and more high-tech amenities. On the other hand, the cabin design remains unchanged. The dashboard is finished in the same design, with the same layout.
The dash already looks attractive and modern, so Buick clearly feels there’s no need for additional upgrades. The center console is relatively new and it comes in two sections. An 8-inch infotainment touchscreen is standard, as before. The base trim level comes with standard Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Wi-Fi hotspot. Optionally, you can get keyless entry, premium sound system, leather upholstery, and much more.
Single Powertrain Option
As we said, the 2022 Buick Encore won’t offer new powertrain options. This means the engine lineup is a carryover. A 1.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with 138 horses remains the standard engine choice. This unit comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel-drive system.
An all-wheel-drive setup is optional, along with the start-stop system. Moreover, this engine provides 150 lb-ft of torque and 30 mpg on the highway. Clearly, fuel efficiency is the most important thing for Buick. However, we are still hoping to see an optional and more powerful engine.
2022 Buick Encore Release Date, Price
The upcoming 2022 Buick Encore will cost around $25,000. The subcompact crossover is going on sale later in 2021. The Encore model will continue to rival other small crossovers such as Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-30, and Kia Seltos.