2023 Buick Encore GX Trims & Specs

There are three trims available for the Encore GX, starting with the Preferred, followed by the Select, and finally, the Essence. The Preferred and Select can be had with either a 1.2-liter or 1.3-liter engine with 137 hp and 155 hp, respectively. The top-spec Essence is available only with the 1.3-liter three-cylinder. AWD is available across the lineup, while FWD is standard.

The base model includes a six-way manually-adjustable driver's seat, single-zone climate control, a compass display, cruise control, and an eight-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The mid-level Select features a ten-way power-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a cabin humidity sensor, a rear center armrest, and remote start. The Essence adds features such as an eight-way power fold-flat front passenger seat with power lumbar support, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, and a heated steering wheel.

🚘What's the Price of the 2023 Buick Encore GX?

The price of a new Buick Encore GX in the USA will vary according to trim level, engine choice, and which wheels receive power. The cheapest version you can get is the Preferred FWD with an MSRP of $24,200 excluding tax, registration, and a destination fee of $1,195. Going for the AWD version adds $2,000 to the asking price. The Select goes on sale for a minimum of $25,600 and goes up to $27,600. The Essence will set you back up to $30,400 when equipped with AWD.

2023 Buick Encore GX Models And Configurations

3 models / 6 configurations
Preferred
$25,900
Starting Price (MSRP)
Buick Encore GX Preferred For Sale
  • Engine:
    1.2L Turbo Gas
    1.3L Turbo Gas
  • Transmission:
    9-Speed Automatic
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Preferred FWD
    Preferred AWD
Key Features
  • 1.2-liter turbo engine (137 hp/162 lb-ft) or 1.3-liter turbo engine (155 hp/174 lb-ft)
  • FWD or AWD optional
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Eight-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Lane keep assist
2023 Buick Encore GX Preferred Full Specs
Select
$27,300
Starting Price (MSRP)
Buick Encore GX Select For Sale
  • Engine:
    1.2L Turbo Gas
    1.3L Turbo Gas
    1.3L Turbo
  • Transmission:
    9-Speed Automatic
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Select FWD
    Select AWD
Key Features
  • Based on the Preferred, plus:
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power and heated front seats
  • Remote start
  • Center rear armrest
  • Cabin humidity sensor
2023 Buick Encore GX Select Full Specs
Essence
$30,500
Starting Price (MSRP)
Buick Encore GX Essence For Sale
  • Engine:
    1.3L Turbo Gas
  • Transmission:
    9-Speed Automatic
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Essence FWD
    Essence AWD
Key Features
  • Based on the Select, plus:
  • 1.3-liter three-cylinder only (155 hp/174 lb-ft)
  • Eight-way power fold-flat front passenger seat and memory settings for driver’s seat and mirrors
  • Rearview auto-dimming mirror
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated steering wheel
2023 Buick Encore GX Essence Full Specs

Additional Packages

Buick offers a bunch of creative appearance packages to make the little Encore GX look even cooler, costing between $395 and $1,100 for upgrades like a black roof or painted bodyside moldings. The base model can be fitted with the Sport Touring Package, which adds body-color rocker moldings, remote start, a custom grille, 18-inch Dark Android alloy wheels, front and rear sport bumpers, and Sporting Touring badges for only $1,100. The base model can also be equipped with the $775 Active Lifestyle Package, which adds a trailer hitch, harness, and bezel, as well as a cargo tray. The Cold Weather Comfort Package adds heated front seats, 10-way power adjustment for the driver's seat, and remote start for $995. A hands-free power liftgate will cost an extra $595.

For the Select, there is a $1,935 Advanced Technology Package, which adds SiriusXM 360L, navigation, adaptive cruise control, a head-up display, surround-view camera system, and rear park assist. A panoramic moonroof and high gloss wheels can be added to the top two trims for $1,500 via the Buick Experience Package, or the Sport Touring package can be equipped for body-colored rockers and bodyside molding, custom grille, and unique wheels ($695).

The Essence is offered with nice-to-haves such as the $770 Convenience Package that adds auto wipers, a rear camera mirror with washer, front and rear park assist, automatic parking, and wireless charging, but requires a few additional extras too, meaning a total price change upwards of $3,000.

Safety Package II
$200
includes (UFG) Rear Cross Traffic Alert and (UKC) Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert Safety Package II Rear Cross Traffic Alert1 Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone 1
Black Roof Package
$395
includes Black roof rails, Black exterior mirror caps and Black roof panel (Requires (GFC) Sport Touring Package and choice of exterior color (GFM) Cinnabar Metallic, (GP5) White Frost Tricoat or (GZB) Moonstone Gray Metallic.) Black Roof Package Distinctive blackout look includes Black roof, and complementary Black mirrors and roof rails Available with Cinnabar Metallic, White Frost Tricoat or Moonstone Gray Metallic exterior colors May require additional optional equipment
LPO, Interior Protection Package
$505
includes (CAV) Cargo liner, LPO, (RIA) All-weather floor liners, LPO and (SBZ) Sport pedal kit, LPO (Not available with (VYW) Premium carpeted floor mats, LPO, (VAV) All-weather floor mats, LPO, (VLI) Cargo mat, LPO or (PDA) Road Trip Package, LPO. Replaces standard floor mats.) Buick® Interior Protection Package All-weather floor liners Sport pedal kit Integrated cargo liner Replaces factory floor mats
LPO, Road Trip Package
$505
includes (RIA) All-weather floor liners, LPO and (VLL) Roof rack cross rails, LPO (Currently unavailable. Requires (V2P) Roof rack luggage rails. Not available with (VYW) Premium carpeted floor mats, LPO, (VAV) All-weather floor mats, LPO or (PDH) Interior Protection Package, LPO. Replaces standard floor mats.) Road Trip Package All-weather floor liners Roof rack cross rails
Hands-Free Power Liftgate Package
$595
includes (TC2) Hands-free power liftgate (Requires (Y55) Cold Weather Comfort Package.) Hands-Free Power Liftgate Package Hands-Free power programmable with LED logo-projection May require additional optional equipment
Sport Touring Package
$1,100
includes (B56) Body-color rocker moldings, (B86) Bodyside body-color moldings, (VFN) Red front and rear protective bumper moldings, (GGC) Custom grille with Red accents, (RQJ) 18" Medium Android High Gloss wheels with Dark Android High Gloss inserts, (VHU/VPS) Front and rear sport bumpers with Red accents and Sport Touring badge. (Also includes (BTV) Remote Vehicle Starter System and (V2P) Roof rack luggage rails. Not available with (WPD) Safety Package or (GAZ) Summit White, (GGK) Sapphire Metallic, (GHD) Sunset Glow or (GHL) Rosewood Metallic exterior color.) Sport Touring Package Body-color rocker moldings Bodyside body-color moldings Custom grille with Red accents 18" Medium Android High Gloss wheels with Dark Android High Gloss inserts Front and rear Sport bumpers with Red accents Sporting Touring badge
LPO, Trailering Package
$695
includes (SDE) Trailer hitch, LPO, (RZW) Trailering harness, LPO and (5KE) Trailer hitch bezel, LPO (Not available with (PCZ) Active Lifestyle Package, LPO.) Trailering Package Trailer Hitch1 Trailering harness Trailer hitch bezel
Convenience Package
$770
includes (UKG) Automatic Parking Assist with braking, (DRZ) Rear Camera Mirror, (CWA) Rear Camera Mirror Washer, (K4C) Wireless Charging and (CE1) Rainsense wipers (Requires (WPA) Advanced Technology Package and (Y6L) Hands-free Power Liftgate Package. (UD7) Rear Park Assist is replaced by (UKG) Automatic Parking Assist with braking.) Convenience Package Automatic Parking Assist with braking1 Front and Rear Park Assist1 Rear Camera Mirror with washer1 Wireless Charging2 Rainsense™ Wipers May require additional optional equipment
LPO, Active Lifestyle Package
$795
includes (SDE) Trailer hitch, LPO, (RZW) Trailering harness, LPO, (5KE) Trailer hitch bezel, LPO and (CAV) Cargo liner, LPO (Not available with (PDE) Trailering Package, LPO or (VLI) Cargo mat, LPO.) Active Lifestyle Package Trailer hitch1 Trailering harness Trailer hitch bezel Cargo liner
LPO, Appearance Package
$825
includes (RWK) Painted bodyside moldings, LPO and (RZ9) Grille with body-color surround, LPO (Only available with exterior colors (GB0) Ebony Twilight Metallic, (GP5) White Frost Tricoat or (GZB) Moonstone Gray Metallic. Not available when (GFC) Sport Touring Package is ordered.) Appearance Package Painted bodyside moldings Grille with body-color surround Available with exterior colors Ebony Twilight Metallic, White Frost Tricoat or Moonstone Gray Metallic
Safety Package
$895
includes (KSG) Adaptive Cruise Control, (UD7) Rear Park Assist, (UFG) Rear Cross Traffic Alert and (UKC) Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert (Currently unavailable. Requires (Y55) Cold Weather Comfort Package and (Y6L) Hands-free Power Liftgate Package. Not available with (GFC) Sport Touring Package. Beginning with start of production, vehicles will be forced to include (00Y) Not Equipped with Rear Park Assist, which removes Rear Park Assist. See dealer for details or the window label for the features on a specific vehicle.)
Cold Weather Comfort Package
$995
includes (A2X) Driver 8-way power seat adjuster, (AL9) Driver two-way power lumbar control, (BTV) Remote Vehicle Starter System and (KA1) Heated driver and front passenger seats. (Beginning with start of production, vehicles will be forced to include (00V) Not Equipped with Heated Driver and Front Passenger Seats, which removes heated driver and front passenger seats. See dealer for details or the window label for the features on a specific vehicle.) Cold Weather Comfort Package Heated driver and front passenger seats (Beginning with start of production, vehicles will not be equipped with heated driver and front passenger seats. Contact a dealer for details or check the window label for the features on a specific vehicle) 10-way power driver seat including 2-way power lumbar Remote Vehicle Starter System
Experience Buick Package
$1,500
includes (C3U) power moonroof and (RQK) 18" Medium Android High Gloss wheels with chrome inserts ((RQJ) 18" Medium Android High Gloss wheels with Dark Android High Gloss inserts replaces (RQK) 18" Medium Android High Gloss wheels with chrome inserts when (GFC) Sport Touring Package is ordered.) Experience Buick® Package Panoramic tilt-sliding power moonroof 18" Medium Android High Gloss wheels with chrome inserts
Advanced Technology Package
$1,935
includes (IOU) 8" diagonal Buick Infotainment System with Navigation, (KSG) Adaptive Cruise Control, (UD7) Rear Park Assist, (UV2) HD Surround Vision and (UV7) Head-Up Display. (Requires (Y6L) Hands-free Power Liftgate Package. (UD7) Rear Park Assist is replaced by (UKG) Automatic Parking Assist with braking when (CWM) Convenience Package is ordered. Beginning of start of production, vehicles will be forced to include (00Y) Not Equipped with Rear Park Assist, which removes Rear Park Assist. See dealer for details or the window label for the features on a specific vehicle.) Advanced Technology Package 8" diagonal Buick Infotainment System with Navigation1 Adaptive Cruise Control2 Rear Park Assist2(Beginning with start of production, vehicles will not be equipped with Rear Park Assist. Contact a dealer for details or check the window label for the features on a specific vehicle) HD Surround Vision2 Head-Up Display May require additional optional equipment
Essence Preferred Equipment Group
includes standard equipment
Select Preferred Equipment Group
includes standard equipment
Preferred Equipment Group
includes standard equipment

🚗What 2023 Buick Encore GX Model Should I Buy?

When picking an Encore GX, we'd suggest the middle-of-the-road Select. This trim level offers the best bang for the buck overall. It offers standard features such as power adjustability on the driver's seat, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and, with the $200 Safety Package added, lane change alert with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. It also has access to the upgraded infotainment setup with navigation and head-up display via the $1,935 Advanced Technology Package, which we consider a must. We'd have it in FWD guise in Sapphire Metallic, and be happy with the total of just over $29k.

Buick Encore GX Deal in November

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