The Encore GX is a vehicle you’ll be used to seeing on the roads around Sudbury, Lively, Chelmsford, Azilda, Val Caron, and Hanmer. However, forget what you know about how the Encore looks, as there’s an all-new 2024 Buick Encore GX on the market with a dramatic new style and more technology and quality than ever before. The new model will likely appeal to a more youthful audience than its predecessors. But it will also appeal to anyone who values style and quality in a subcompact crossover.
The appearance and interior of the 2024 Buick Encore GX have received considerable modifications for this model year. The premium subcompact crossover SUV gets a more upscale appearance due to the facelift, which combines design influences from last year’s eye-catching Wildcat EV concept. The prominent features of the front end include a snout that tilts forward, thin checkbox LED headlights, and a broad grille with an open mouth. The all-new tri-shield emblem for the Buick brand now appears on the Encore GX, along with updated badging for the name and wordmark on the tailboard. Inside the car is a newly revamped display system with an 8.0-inch customizable instrument cluster and an 11.0-inch multimedia touchscreen. The ST package takes the new-found sportiness of the Encore GX up a notch with 18-inch high-gloss black alloy wheels, black trim accents, redesigned climate control switches, embroidered ST headrest emblems, and a grade-specific flat-bottomed steering wheel.
The 2024 Buick Encore GX features a 1.3-liter, three-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 155 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of torque. Most models have an automated nine-speed gearbox, but a CVT is the standard transmission with the entry-level front-wheel drive variant. All-wheel drive is available for the base model and standard with the rest of the lineup. If you upgrade the base model to all-wheel drive, you get upgraded to the nine-speed auto. The QuietTuning system from Buick, which lessens tire and wind noise, significantly enhances the ride quality. Whichever drivetrain or transmission you go for, the all-new Encore GX delivers ideal performance for its natural urban environment.
Three model levels are available for the 2024 Buick Encore GX: Preferred, ST (Sport Touring), and Avenir. The Buick Driver Confidence package includes security technologies, including Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, and IntelliBeam auto high beams, and the package is standard equipment on all grades. The sporty design features of the ST trim, which include black wheel arches, a front grille, a rear bumper, and a diffuser, make it a stand-out model. It also has options like heated front seats, heated steering wheel, flat-bottomed steering wheel, 18-inch high-gloss black alloy wheels, wireless Apple CarPlay & wireless Android Auto. Although the Encore GX isn’t a drag-racer, it does offer a tempting alternative in the compact crossover market, especially for those wanting design, technology, and standard content at an affordable price.