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2023 Buick Encore GX Buyer’s Guide

2023 is right around the corner, which means that the Encore GX is back at your Buick dealer and it’s better than ever. Though Buick has only made minor updates to the small SUV, the 2023 Encore is more than ready to get back out on the road, taking you where you want to go in style and comfort only a brand like Buick could offer. The Buick Encore GX first came out in 2019, so this marks the fourth year for this model, meaning that buyers can feel confident that Buick knows what they’re doing when it comes to designing a flexible crossover that’s ready for the ups and downs of your life.

Starting at $25,900, the Encore GX delivers luxury and performance at an affordable price. The five-seater SUV is the perfect blend of power, convenience, and efficiency that drivers are looking for. The sporty 1.2L base engine with an estimated fuel economy of 29 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway delivers a lively, responsive ride without hurting you at the pumps later on.

The 2023 Buick Encore GX offers drivers unbeatable value in a stylish design that’s hard to pass up. Available features like all-wheel drive and StabiliTrak give drivers the confidence they need to deal with any situation from heavy traffic to slippery roadways. Knowing your vehicle has your back is priceless.


The little SUV offers drivers plenty of comfort and convenience for the price. The modern, streamlined exterior transmits to the interior cabin, delivering a luxurious feel and up-to-date technology without the heavy price tag of some of its competitors. Frankly, there is a lot to love about the 2023 Encore GX.

The available Keyless Open and Start allows drivers to open and start their engines all with the push of a button. This is perfect when your hands are full, and you can’t grope around in your pocket or purse for the keyfob. But the convenience doesn’t stop there. Buick is always one step ahead, adding tech to make your busy schedule a little easier. Add the available Remote Access via the MyBuick App to remotely lock and unlock your doors and even start or stop your engine.

Take the edge off cold mornings by starting your engine indoors. Once inside use the available Heated Front Seats and Heated Steering Wheel to keep your hands warm for the whole drive. The available Duel-Zone Climate Control means it easy for drivers and their passengers to stay comfortable no matter where they are seated. The spacious center console was designed to give everyone plenty of storage items like phones, sunglasses, and daily essentials.

The 2023 Encore GX is tuned into drivers’ needs when it comes to performance and comfort. The Buick QuietTuning technology includes triple seal doors and acoustic laminated glass to dampen exterior sounds allowing drivers to enjoy their peace and quiet, indulge in their sound system, and take part in a conversation with passengers without straining to hear over the noise outside.

A close up shows the trunk badging and driver side taillight on a blue 2023 Buick Encore GX.


What would the latest Encore be without some great tech? Don’t think Buick skipped on the fun. Drivers can stay connected on the road more accessible than ever using the personalized Buick Infotainment System and color touch display screen. Seamlessly connect your compatible smartphone with either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto for a driving experience that is tailored to you. It’s never been easier to bring along playlists and favorite podcasts or get real-time navigation directions.

Say goodbye to that tangle of cables with available wireless charging! Who would have thought something so simple could be so good? Simply place your compatible phone on the wireless charging pad, and you’re ready to go! Don’t think Buick forgot about your passengers, either! Get the available Wi-Fi hotspot that can support up to seven devices. Now passengers can relax and stream a movie, play a game, or get some extra work done. Staying connected has never been so easy.

In case that’s not enough, get connected with the MyBuick App and stay up to date on your vehicle. The MyBuick App lets drivers check tire pressure and get current vehicle diagnostics so they can stay updated on their vehicle’s fluid levels and overall performance for a safe and rewarding driving experience.

Safety Features

A Buick wouldn’t be a Buick without its first-class safety features, and in this case, the Encore is no different, offering you the Buick Driver Confidence package, a suite of safety features that come standard on every GX. Not only does the 2023 Encore come standard with ten airbags, but it has additional cameras and alerts to give drivers the peace of mind and confidence they want every time they head out on the road.

It’s amazing what small things like RainSense automatic wipers can make when a rainstorm shows up. The Rainsense system monitors moisture, so when levels get high enough, the wipers turn on, clearing away snow or rain for a clear view all the way home. The standard Rear Vision Camera helps you keep an eye on what’s going on around you. If you find yourself trying to get in or out of a tight spot engage the Automatic Parking Assist with Braking. The system helps drivers when it comes to parallel parking. If that’s not enough, Rear Cross Traffic Alert has got you covered on the left and right, letting you know if there is approaching traffic from the sides.

If you often find yourself on busy highways or commuting daily, then features like Forward Collision Alert and Lane Keep Assist With Lane Departure Warning are priceless, helping you stay aware of constantly changing traffic and your own vehicle’s position so that everyone can drive a little safer. Looking for extra security? No problem! Each GX comes with three years of the OnStar ConnectedServices Premium Plan, which includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services plus Roadside Assistance. When you drive in a Buick, you never drive alone.

Cargo Management

As we mentioned before, there is a lot to love about this small crossover, including all the space! From the outside, the Encore GX is a compact, sleek machine ready to fit in where you need it to, so naturally, the inside is the same. Drivers have all the space they need to stretch out in the roomy cabin that provides ample leg and headroom. The flexible seating makes it easy to fold down unneeded seating for additional space. With max cargo space of up to 50.2 cu.ft., there’s room for everyone and everything from daily groceries to camping supplies. The wide Hands-Free Power Liftgate makes it easy to take advantage of the cargo hold in the back and load or unload goods without straining to reach. The great storage continues with the reconfigurable cargo floor that delivers an additional 2.7 inches of cargo height when needed.

A close up shows kayaks on the roof of a blue 2023 Buick Encore GX.

Get a Taste of Luxury With the 2023 Buick Encore GX

There’s no doubt that the 2023 Buick Encore GX delivers on every level. If you’re looking for an affordable, reliable crossover, it’s hard to find anything better. The 2023 Encore comes loaded with the latest technology and convenience features that are designed to help streamline your day while delivering a personalized driving experience. The high-end design and details give you the added luxury you want out of a vehicle without hurting your wallet.

What’s not to love about the 2023 Buick Encore GX? We can’t find a thing, and we doubt anyone else can either. Get to your local Buick dealership to get behind the wheel of the all-new Encore GX and make 2023 unforgettable.