2024 Buick Encore GX: official…
As expected, the Buick Encore GX has been revised for the 2024 model year.
Outside, it gets a brand new face inspired by the Wildcat EV concept. Similar front ends will soon spill over the rest of Buick’s lineup. Probably with an all-new Enclave first, sometime next year.
The interior gets a whole new dashboard. The wide double-screen setup has been available for a while in Chinese Buick models. But the revised Encore is the first to offer this in a US Buick. And it looks much cleaner than the previous arrangement. Although the Encore GX interior was already fine. As you can see, the rest of the interior seems unchanged. It’s good to see a volume knob on the screen. But, like many other GM models, it is right by the driver. Making it difficult to reach from the passenger’s seat. I always wonder why? Why no one at GM has noticed that yet…
The rest of the car is also the same. Same CVT (FWD) or 9-speed auto (AWD). With the same 1.2 Liter or 1.3 Liter engines available.
The Buick Encore GX is still well-priced, starting at $26 900. Going up to $28 100 for the Sport Touring model and up to $33 200 for the new Avenir Version. Expensive versions are still a bit overpriced IMO. But you can get a lot of options without getting a top-of-the-line model like the Avenir.
I test-drove an Encore GX for a week back when it first came out and really liked it. This is a very nice compact crossover in my opinion, just go even better.
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Those two pictures at the top say it all. The new-generation 2024 Encore, especially in Avenir trim, is nice-looking! Vince, I believe that the Envista will be officially added to the line-up around April, the Envision refreshed with the new shark face later in the year, and the Enclave totally redesigned but last. Then in 2024, Buick’s first EV will roll out.
I was pretty hard on Buick before and the early pics of this. But it looks good.
Vince – You said “the volume know is right by the driver. Making it difficult to reach from the passenger’s seat. I always wonder why? Why no one at GM has noticed that yet…” Don’t forget that volume can also be adjusted by the passenger – directly on the screen.
You have a lot of strong feelings about a volume knob. Most brands place it closer to the driver. A passenger doesn’t have a steering wheel or road to watch…IF there is a passenger in the car and IF they have control of the tunes, they can reach a little.
The second photo is from last year’s and not 2024. It has the old logo at the front.