For 2022, Buick dropped the base models in the Encore line-up. Only the Preferred trim remains. It is powered by a 1.4-liter turbo inline-four motor good for 155 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. FWD is the standard configuration, with AWD as an option.
The standard fare includes manual air conditioning, keyless entry, cruise control, a 4.2-inch color display in the instrument cluster, leatherette trim, and the eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, two USB ports, floor mats, a cargo cover, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. You can choose from a small selection of metallic colors, one other upholstery option, and two optional safety packages.