2022 Buick Encore GX vs. Its Competition

2022 Buick Encore GX
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Buick Encore GX undercuts other high-end pint-size crossovers in price, which may make it an attractive option for some.

The Audi Q3 delivers a high-tech interior and nimble handling, while the new Mercedes-Benz GLA promises a softer shape and better infotainment.

The BMW X1 isn’t as fun as its maker’s reputation, but it has a classy feel.

We like the stylish Volvo XC40 a lot, but it can get expensive.

The lower-priced Hyundai Tucson delivers more interior space and a better warranty, and a truly interesting shape that may or may not hold up well over time.

2022 Buick Encore GX2022 Buick Encore GX
#10 in Small SUVs
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2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid2022 Hyundai TucsonGet Your Price2021 Audi Q32021 Audi Q3
2021 BMW X12021 BMW X1
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 2502021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
2021 Volvo XC402021 Volvo XC40
Quick Specs
The 2022 Buick Encore GX slips into a small premium crossover niche with turbo-3 power and good infotainment.
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson swings for the styling and efficiency fences–and connects.
The 2021 Audi Q3 is bulky but not brash, with good tech and space inside for passengers and gear.
The 2021 BMW X1 is an appealing crossover with hatchback moves, but keep a lid on options for the better value.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the smallest and least expensive SUV in its lineup, and a welcome entry to the brand.
The 2021 Volvo XC40 is a high-personality compact crossover with plenty of features for the money.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
26 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
TurbochargedRegular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicle 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDLarge CarsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door PreferredSE FWD *Ltd Avail*Premium 40 TFSI quattrosDrive28i Sports Activity VehicleGLA 250 SUVT4 FWD Momentum
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Continuously Variable RatioAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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