Buick Vehicle Quality Proven with 2022 J.D. Power Study

When you spend your hard-earned money on a new car, you want to make sure you’re getting a well-made product — and that’s especially true of automobiles. You don’t want to wind up owning a lemon, which is why automotive outlets like J.D. Power assess the newest vehicles every year.

Looking at all U.S. models manufactured for 2022, J.D. Power recognized Buick as the top overall brand. As the highest-ranked brand in the 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study, Buick produced models that experienced the lowest quantity of reported problems during the first 90 days of ownership.

In particular, the 2022 Buick Encore GX performed well in the study, showing that it exceeded the quality of many other small SUVs on the market.

Why should this matter to drivers in Bellefontaine, Ohio? Steve Austin’s Auto Group wants to make sure you aren’t buying a car or SUV that will suffer from frequent problems or need immediate repairs. Why should you spend more money on your vehicle after you just bought it? That’s why we wanted to share this news on Buick vehicle quality.

To learn more about the latest Buick models and how well-made they are, talk with the automotive experts here at Steve Austin’s Auto Group. We have great Buick models in stock every day.

2022 Buick Encore GX Earns Top Safety Pick Rating from IIHS

2022 Buick Encore GX Essence | Bellefontaine, OH

The experts at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently named the 2022 Buick Encore GX a Top Safety Pick for its impressive crash test performance.[1] Here’s a look at what sets this small SUV apart from the crowd.

Crash-test ratings

The Encore GX earned the Institute’s highest rating on all six crash tests. On top of that, the IIHS had high praise for its driver-assist tech tools. Its standard Automatic Emergency Braking feature earned a “Superior” rating for its performance in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian tests.

Aside from its high-tech safety features, the IIHS also praised the model for its LATCH system, which makes it easier to install child safety seats. Reviewers liked that the LATCH system was easy to identify and locate — and that it didn’t require much force to secure properly.

Advanced safety features

Every 2022 Buick Encore GX comes loaded with the Buick Driver Confidence package. This suite of six technologies includes Intellibeam® headlamps, Front Pedestrian Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and the Following Distance Indicator.  

Want to get behind the wheel of your very own smart, safe, 2022 Buick Encore GX? Take one for a test drive at Steve Austin’s Auto Group in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

[1] Award applies only to vehicles with specific headlights.