2022 Buick Encore GX  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#80 of 2022 SUVs

#143 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2015 Buick Encore GX
The Encore GX, which Buick introduced in 2020, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Buick offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 Buick Encore GX is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2022 Buick Encore GX has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 Buick Encore GX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0465% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.3065%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0465% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.3065% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Buick Encore GX is 0% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Buick Encore GX is 14% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. All trims and versions of the 2022 Buick Encore GX include the following active safety system: Forward Collision Alert (FCA) with Front Pedestrian Braking. Some safety features are optional on the 2022 Buick Encore GX--- although they add to the cost, one should consider the benefits of Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and Side Blind Zone Alert.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9560M. Eclipse CrossNissan Rogue SportJeep RenegadeBuick Encore GXBMW X1Buick EncoreAudi Q3Ford Bronco SportToyota Corolla CrossMazda CX-30Jeep CompassMINI CountrymanComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Buick Encore GX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 60 to 95. The 2022 Buick Encore GX is safer than the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and the 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport and less safe than the 2022 MINI Countryman, the 2022 Jeep Compass, the 2022 Mazda CX-30, the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross, the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport, and the 2022 Audi Q3. It is about as safe as the 2022 Jeep Renegade, the 2022 BMW X1, and the 2022 Buick Encore.

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