Starts at: 155,900 ¥
Review 2022
Buick Encore China

2022 Buick Encore

2022 Buick Encore Price in China:

Comfort 155,900  ¥
Luxury 165,900  ¥
Flagship 175,900  ¥
4WD All-Round Flagship 185,900  ¥

General Motors introduced their subcompact crossover SUV Buick Encore in 2012, and its 1st generation ruled from 2012 to 2019 in China. The 2nd generation Buick Encore launched in 2020 in China, and it is available in a 1.0-liter engine and 1.3-liter engine choice. The 2nd generation Buick Encore is not exported to the North American market, and North America continues to sell Buick Encore’s 1st generation. Buick Encore GX in Mexico replaces it. The 2022 version of Buick Encore is available in both the original Buick Encore and the Buick Encore GX in China. The Buick Encore GX is larger and more luxurious than the original Buick Encore. It comes with a refined cabin that offers plenty of passenger room. It has an appealing design and offers sharp handling, giving you a comfortable ride. The

2nd Generation Buick Encore was presented at the Shanghai auto show and has become a popular SUV in China. It offers an all-wheel-drive intelligent system with an electronically controlled clutch. The Chinese Buick Encore GX is available in 4 trim levels and is 6.2 inches longer than the original Buick Encore. It is designed specifically for the Chinese market under the Chinese emission standards. It gives a strong presence on roads among other large SUVs running and has become one of the most competitive SUVs in China.


Trims & Variants:

The Buick Encore GX is available in four trim levels in China that are 20T Comfort, 20T Luxury, 20T Flagship, and 20T Four-wheel-all round flagship. The powertrain in all the variants is similar, and they differ in various features. The 20T Comfort is the entry-level trim 6-way manual adjustment for the driver’s seat, fabric upholstery, LED daytime running lights, electric sunroof, and electronic power steering. The 20T Luxury trim adds a high gloss chrome door handle, rear exhaust pipe with chrome strip, 4-way adjustment in the multifunction steering wheel, a rear-seat armrest, premium suede upholstery, and intelligent assisted driving features. The 20T Flagship trim adds in-vehicle App interconnection software, built-in navigation, automatic headlight switching, panoramic sunroof, heated front seats, premium leather upholstery, and the latest safety features. The 20T Four-wheel-all round Flagship trim adds all features of Flagship trim except that it comes with a four-wheel-drive system.

Engine & Power:

The Buick Encore is available in a 1.0-liter engine and a 1.3-liter engine. The 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder engine generates 123 Horsepower. The Buick Encore GX is available in a 1.3-liter engine that produces 121 kW (162 Horsepower) of power at 5600 RPM and 240 Nm of torque at 1500 RPM to 4000 RPM. All the variants of Buick Encore GX offer a continuously-varying automatic transmission except the four-wheel-all round Flagship, and it provides a nine-speed HYDRA-MATIC transmission.

Performance & Drive:

The Encore Buick and the Encore Buick GX deliver enough power to give a powerful ride, ensuring maximum comfort. The 8th generation ECOTEC 1.3 liters engine in Buick Encore GX provides a more substantial output than the previous generation. The suspension system is tuned-well and provides a smooth ride, even on rough road surfaces. The agile handling makes the car feel stable when turning or curving around corners. The front-wheel-drive is given as standard, while all-wheel-drive is an option. The all-wheel-drive feature optimizes traction and transfers power to all four wheels, so the car drives conveniently over all types of terrains. The Encore Buick comes with a StabiliTrak feature that gives you more confidence when moving on icy or wet terrains, and it automatically intervenes when there is a loss of traction so you can maintain the car’s control. It offers various driving assistance features to keep you attentive to your surroundings and operate the vehicle more safely. The Encore GX is more dynamic than the ordinary Encore Buick. It gives minimal body roll when turning and gives you more road grip. The steering wheel is light and controls the car with less effort. The brake pedal is sensitive but requires more effort to stop the Encore smoothly. Buick Encore GX is efficient, and the front-wheel-drive consumes 5.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers driven, while the all-wheel-drive configuration consumes 6.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers driven. It accelerates to 100 kilometers per hour in 9.1 seconds at a maximum of 195 kilometers per hour.

 Exterior Design & Features:

The exterior of Buick Encore is eye-catching, and smooth contours run all over the car. The front and rear fascias have chrome accents, while the deep-tinted windows make for a stealthy entrance. The front has a black and stylish grille with Buick’s logo encrypted beautifully. The halogen headlamps come with daytime running and fog lamps that brighten the road on extreme foggy nights. It offers a sunroof that opens and closes quickly, adding more light and air into the car. The standard 18-inches aluminium wheels come with technical grey pockets and look extremely beautiful. The Buick Encore is larger than the original Encore and provides more passenger room in the cabin.

Interior Design & Features:

The interior of Buick Encore is spacious and has upscale materials used with only a few plastic trims. The Buick Encore’s higher-end variants have leather-covered seats and accommodate five adults comfortably. The driver’s seat comes with a 6-way power adjustment and makes the driving seat comfortable enough for the drivers, providing good outward visibility. It offers 2-sets of LATCH connectors. There is an 8-inches touch screen mounted on the dashboard, giving infotainment, and it has Apple Carplay and Android Auto integration. It comes with a keyless entry that locks and unlocks the car by the touch of a button, and you can also open the doors via the MY BUICK mobile app. The QUIETTUNING technology reduces and absorbs unwanted noise so you can enjoy the journey comfortably. The Wi-Fi hotspot in Buick Encore offers a fast and reliable connection and can connect to 7 devices. The eConnect technology used in the 2nd generation offers personalized account settings, Baidu Carlife, APP interaction experience, and OTA remote upgrade. The cargo room in Buick Encore gives 18.8 cubic feet of space so you can carry your goods, while the rear seats can get folded to increase the cargo area to 48.4 cubic feet. Some of the features Buick Encore provides are: push-start button, automatic climate control, 6-speakers audio system, Bluetooth connection, voice recognition, Siri Eyes Free, and satellite radio.

Safety & Features:

The C-NCAP has given five stars to Buick Encore in all crash tests. Some of the latest safety features Buick Encore provides are:

  • Rearview camera
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Forward collision warning alarm
  • Lane departure warning alarm
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Blindspot monitoring system
  • Pedestrian recognition system
  • Lane-Keeping Assist system
  • HSA Lane Assist system
  • Parking warning system
  • The Side blind zone alert provides visual alerts on the side mirror when a vehicle is in a side blind zone.

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Buick Encore GX Specifications & Features

car model 20T Comfort 20T luxury 20T flagship 20T four-wheel drive all-round flagship
technical parameter
Length(mm) 4463
Width(mm) 1813
Height(mm) 1642 1644 1653
Wheelbase(mm) 2640
Wheel base (front/rear) (mm) 1550/1570
Curb weight (kg) 1375 1470
hub 17-inch ten-spoke aluminum alloy two-tone wheels 18-inch dual five-spoke aluminum alloy two-tone wheels
tire Hankook 225/60R17 Continental 225/55R18
Luggage capacity (L) 415 399
Fuel tank volume (L) 50
engine 1.3T direct injection (SIDI) turbocharged engine with engine start-stop function
Displacement (ml) 1341
Maximum rated power (kW/rpm) 121/5600
Maximum torque (Nm/rpm) 240/1500-4000
gearbox A new generation of CVT intelligent continuously variable transmission 9-speed HYDRA-MATIC intelligent transmission
Maximum speed (km/h) 195
0-100km/h acceleration performance (s) 9.1 9.3
drive form front wheel drive Intelligent four-wheel drive (front-wheel drive/four-wheel drive active optional)
Fuel System and Emissions Compliant with China No. 6 emission standard / No. 92 and above unleaded gasoline
90km/h constant speed fuel consumption (L/100km) 5.2 5.9
Fuel consumption under mixed conditions (L/100km) 5.9 6.6
Chassis Suspension (Front/Rear) MacPherson independent suspension/composite torsion beam suspension MacPherson independent suspension/composite torsion beam suspension with reinforced Watt link
steering system EPS electronic power steering
Braking system (front/rear) Ventilated Disc/Disc
Brake system New E-boost Electronic Power Brake System
sport mode S S S S
interconnect configuration
OnStar full-time online assistant S S S S
– Automatic help in collision S S S S
– Stolen vehicle location S S S S
-Vehicle condition detection system S S S S
– In-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi S S S S
-Vehicle remote on S S S S
– OnStar 24-hour customer service consultant S S S S
eConnect Interconnect Technology S S S S
-OTA remote upgrade S S S S
– Smartphone mapping (supports Apple CarPlay/Baidu CarLife) S S S S
-In-vehicle APP interconnection application S S
– Built-in navigation S S
iBuick APP mobile application (including OnStar function) S S S S
Appearance configuration
Flying wing chrome grille S S S S
LED daytime running lights S S S S
Wing-type full LED auto-sensing headlights S S S (array type) S (array type)
Automatic far and near headlight switching S S
headlight height adjustment S S S S
Wing LED taillights S S S S
Flying wing spoiler with LED high-mounted brake light S S S S
Front windshield green insulating glass S S S S
Shark fin integrated signal receiving antenna S S S S
Rear windshield boneless wiper S S S S
Electric adjustment of exterior mirrors/electric heating S S S (with LED turn signal) S (with LED turn signal)
Electric sunroof S
Two-piece oversized panoramic sunroof S S S
Aluminum alloy roof rack S S S S
Chrome trim strips for front and rear penetration windows O S S S
High gloss chrome door handle S S S
Chrome trim on front/rear scuff plates S S S
Rear exhaust pipe chrome trim strip S S S
Interior configuration
Three-spoke multifunction steering wheel S S (four-way adjustment) S (four-way adjustment) S (four-way adjustment)
Eight-way electric adjustment for driver’s seat Six-way manual S S S
Four-way manual adjustment for passenger seat S S S S
Heated front seats S S
Two-way adjustment of front and rear seat headrests S S S S
Central armrest with 3.6L oversized double storage box S S S S
Rear seat center armrest with cup holders S S S
Large storage compartment under the dashboard S S S S
Large rear open storage compartment S S S S
Large-capacity storage compartment on front and rear door panels S S S S
Height-adjustable double-layer trunk S S S S
6:4 split reclining rear seats S S S S
fabric upholstery S
Premium suede upholstery S
Premium leather interior S S
Security configuration
BFI integrated body structure S S S S
Front dual-stage pretensioner seat belts S S S S
Three-point seat belt S S S S
Reminder that the seat belt is not fastened S S S S
Front front airbags S S S S
Front side airbags S S S S
Integrated side air curtain S S S S
Rear ISOFIX child safety seat interface S S S S
Four-door automatic locking system S S S S
Bosch ESP 9.1 electronic stability control system S S S S
ABS four-wheel anti-lock braking system S S S S
BAS Brake Assist System S S S S
CBC Cornering Control System S S S S
EBD brake force distribution system S S S S
TCS Traction Control System S S S S
ROM Tumble Sensing System S S S S
HSA hill assist system S S S S
TPMS intelligent tire pressure monitoring S S S S
EPB Electronic Parking System S S S S
Autohold automatic parking system S S S S
rear parking radar S S S S
Reverse image S S S (HD) S (HD)
Electronic intelligent anti-theft system S S S S
Electronic anti-dazzle interior rearview mirror manual manual S S
Intelligent assisted driving
SBZA lateral blind spot detection S S S
RCTA Parking Warning System S S S
LCA Lane Change Assist S S S
LKA Lane Keeping System S S
FDI distance reminder S S
FCA Forward Collision Warning S S
CMB Collision Mitigation System S S
PD pedestrian monitoring and protection S S
Comfort configuration
Central door lock and remote key S S S S
4.2-inch high-definition true color driving computer S S S S
Boundless flat-screen 8-inch high-definition touch screen S S S S
6 Speaker Hi-Fi Car Audio System S S S S
Multi-source input (TypeA/TypeC/Dual Bluetooth) S S S S
AVL with speed volume adjustment function S S S S
ANC Active Noise Cancellation Technology S
bluetooth phone S S S S
Engine remote start S S S S
Four-door power windows, driver’s seat with one-button lift anti-pinch function S S S S
Rear window hot-wire defogger S S S S
Gap Type Boneless Wipers S S S (rain sensor type) S (rain sensor type)
Automatic constant temperature air conditioning system manual S S S
Nano anti-PM 2.5 air conditioning filter S S S S
cruise control S S S
Keyless entry and one-button start S S S
Electric tailgate O O O

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