2022 Buick Encore GX Colors
The 2022 Buick Encore GX will be the third model year for the five-door subcompact SUV, with a few minor tweaks and updates compared to its 2021 version. Among the upgrades, you now have four new exterior paint color options to select. The GX even lets you choose from two interior color styles. Our experts at #1 Cochran Buick-GMC Youngstown have put together a guide on the 2022 Buick Encore GX’s colors and appearance.
What Is the Buick Encore GX?
The Buick Encore GX is an SUV known for its luxurious style — not to be confused with the Buick Encore, another SUV in the automaker’s line with a similar name. For those unfamiliar with these makes, the biggest difference is that the Encore GX design offers slightly more style options with the Appearance, Black Roof, Experience Buick, and Sport Touring packages. Both have standard signature LED daytime running lights and an optional moonroof, but the Encore GX also has LED fog lights and taillights.
Both SUVs also have the same attractive body style, but the GX has 23.5 cubic feet of cargo space compared to the Encore’s 18.8 cubic feet. The GX also takes the safety features of the 2022 Encore’s Preferred package and makes them standard. For either vehicle, all drivers get a model with heated power side mirrors, and roof rails, all on 18-inch aluminum wheels.
When it comes to the 2022 Buick vehicle colors, the GX also has more options than the Encore. If you’re looking for a Buick with both style and a ton of amazing features, the Encore GX has all of that and even more customization options.
2022 Buick Encore GX Colors
Finally, the eighth color choice is the one exclusive three-coat Encore GX paint color: White Frost Tricoat. First introduced in 2020, this coat is like Summit White but involves a three-coat process. Adding White Frost Tricoat costs $1,095, making it the most exclusive color option available. The Summit White and White Frost Tricoat were also adjusted slightly for 2022, creating a unique tone from other model years.
2022 Buick Encore GX New Colors
The four new colors on the 2022 Buick Encore GX are Cinnabar Metallic, Sapphire Metallic, Sunset Glow Metallic, and Rosewood Metallic.
Cinnabar is a charming dark red tone, similar to Rosewood, although the latter is closer to reddish-tan meets brown. Reddish tones are bold and vibrant, helping a well-sculpted model like the Encore GX stand out on the road, but the darker, mixed tones prevent it from feeling flashy. Either color works great as a midpoint between a daring red or executive tan.
Meanwhile, Sapphire Metallic is a lovely, warmer shade of blue that stands out over the standard Encore’s Dark Blue Moon Metallic. Blue tones are neutral while being livelier than black or white, and make for a popular choice.
Finally, we have Sunset Glow Metallic, a coppery gold-orange. Both gold and orange tones stand out very well, which adds to your safety on the road; they’re slightly more uncommon but not alienating. The impression of rare metal can make the Encore GX seem even more valuable.
All the 2022 Encore GX’s metallic color choices, new or old, accentuate the model’s sculpting and bring every exterior detail to life. Each of the new colors for 2022 will suit a different personality, so take your time and try envisioning different shades of the SUV in your driveway.
2022 Buick Encore GX Interior Colors
There are also color options for the Buick Encore GX interior. Like with the 2022 Encore, there are light and dark choices: Whisper Beige with Ebony interior accents or Ebony with matching Ebony interior accents. There’s also a Signet with Ebony option, providing brown tones instead of black. In both cases, the general upholstery is cloth and the seats get a tactile, sustainable leatherette.
What Does Metallic Paint Color Mean?
Most professional car paint colors are applied with a standard pearlescent treatment, using a base opaque color tone and a transparent clear coat on top. Painters can add a metallic tone to the base coat by mixing in a very small amount of powdered metal. The resulting tone is shiner, while also carrying a sparkle. The more complex color detail also helps hide any flaws or dirt.
Buick lives up to its luxury name by offering almost exclusively metallic color options, plus one standard white pearlescent tone. The 2022 Encore GX sets a standard that if you pick a color other than white, it should really pop with an illustrious shimmer.
What Does Tricoat Paint Color Mean?
Most paint applications on a car are two-tone, meaning that after the primer layer, they have a base color coat followed by a clear coat that provides the traditional sheen. Tricoating, or three-tone paint, is when a vehicle has a second color coat that is half-transparent in between the base color and clear coat. This adds a nuanced extra layer of color detail, which is typically a very similar hue to the base.
You can combine colors in tricoat paint jobs to achieve more interesting results than mixing those same tones into a single base coat. When two similar hues are applied using this process, such as the two white colors in the White Frost Tricoat option, the final color is glossier and better protected from fading.
When you buy or lease a new Encore GX, it helps to know what sort of colors you might see in a dealer’s inventory, and what you can request. Sweeney Buick GMC helps folks in Youngstown and surrounding neighborhoods get the perfect car or SUV for their needs. Contact us online today, come see us at our dealership on 7797 Market Street, or browse more of our website. We make it easy to test-drive new Buick vehicles and improve your financing possibilities.