What’s New for 2022? Chevy and Buick’s SUV Lineups

July 23rd, 2021 by

A silver 2022 Buick Enclave Avenir is shown parked in a driveway.

Did you know that we get just as excited as you do about new models? One of the most exciting aspects of our business is seeing what’s in the pipeline from automakers like Chevrolet and Buick. Sure, we love seeing new models and all the bells and whistles, but our passion is for sharing those models with our customers. That’s why we’ve put together a quick guide to everything you’ll find in the 2022 Chevrolet and Buick lineups, which means the search for new cars in stock near you is well underway!

2022 Buick Enclave

Modern, sophisticated, and intuitive are only a few ways to describe the 2022 Buick Enclave. Redesigned for 2022, the Enclave boasts a new front and rear fascia, several new wheel designs, a modern grille, and sleek headlights. It’s powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers 310 horsepower, which you won’t hear in the cabin thanks to Buick’s exclusive QuietTuning technology. Aside from an exceptionally quiet ride, you’ll also find the cabin offers the ultimate comfort with available heated, ventilated, and massaging front seats.

You’ll have all the confidence you need when you get behind the wheel of the 2022 Enclave, thanks to Buick’s Drive Confidence Plus package, which is updated for 2022. Now featuring nine standard features, the suite includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, and Front Pedestrian Braking, which all enhance your braking or provide hard emergency braking to bring the Enclave to a stop. The suite also includes Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Park Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, a Following Distance Indicator, and IntelliBeam automatic high beams that enhance your visibility. Several advanced tools are available and include a Rear Camera Mirror, Rear Pedestrian Alert, a color Head-Up Display, Front Park Assist, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

2022 Buick Encore

With its recent redesign, the Encore doesn’t see as many exterior upgrades as the Enclave but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few noticeable additions to the SUV for 2022. Buick gives the Enclave more capability and power than the previous model with a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. This combination delivers 12 percent more power to the tune of 155 horsepower and includes stop-start technology to maximize efficiency, which you’ll find in the Encore’s EPA-estimated average of 24 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway.

2022 Buick Encore GX

The Encore GX is a separate model with its own trims despite sharing the Encore name. The GX offers many of the same features that you’ll find throughout the Buick lineup but adds even more elegance and sophistication. You’ll find this is especially true on the 2022 model that includes several new exterior colors, including Cinnabar Metallic, Sunset Glow Metallic, Rosewood Metallic, and Sapphire Metallic. So, how else is the Encore GX different from the Encore?

The GX is powered by a 1.3-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 155 horsepower and has an EPA-estimated average of 29 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway. The engine is paired with a continuously variable transmission when you opt for FWD or a 9-speed automatic transmission with AWD. Aside from this, you’ll also find the GX offers a larger cabin with 50.2 cubic feet of cargo space compared to the Encore that offers 48.4 cubic feet.

2022 Buick Envision

The 2022 Buick Envision is the largest SUV in the Buick lineup and boasts 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space. As a larger SUV, the Envision demands more power, and it delivers with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and 9-speed automatic transmission that produce 228 horsepower. This power isn’t mutually exclusive with efficiency, with the Envision averaging 24 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway.

For 2022, Buick made a few updates to the Envision, starting with a Sapphire Metallic exterior paint color. The Sport Touring package also sees several new additions. These include alloy sport pedals and an exclusive ST logo embroidered on the floor mats and the headrests in the front seat. When you opt for the Envision Essence trim with the Sport Touring package, you’ll also find red seat stitching that gives the SUV a more athletic design.

One of the most popular new cars in stock near you, a red 2022 Chevy Equinox RS, is shown in a modern lobby.

2022 Chevy Equinox

Redesign is the theme for 2022, and Chevy jumps on board with the refreshed Equinox that features new front and rear fascias, an updated grille, LED headlamps, and driving lights. Chevy upgrades the interior trim on the LS and LT models in addition to introducing the all-new RS model that sits on 19-inch Dark Android wheels and is distinguished by a black exterior and interior, the latter of which is accented with red stitching. The Premier model also sees a trim-specific interior with French stitching, and the entire lineup comes with several new exterior colors (Blue Glow Metallic, Seaglass Blue Metallic, Cherry Red Tintcoat, and Iron Gray Metallic) as well as a variety of technology features like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and driver-assist tools like Front and Rear Park Assist.

2022 Chevy Blazer

The Blazer’s return to the Chevy fleet is a huge success, and Chevy celebrates that with several updates for 2022. You can now add a two-tone roof to the LT and RS trims or enjoy an all-new look with the Premier trim that features exclusive wheels and dark-colored front and rear lower fascias. The Blazer, which is now available in colors like Blue Glow Metallic and Nitro Yellow Metallic, also offers an enhanced convenience package that gives you more tools and connectivity features at your fingertips. If you’re interested in towing a trailer, be sure to check out the towing package that’s available when the Blazer is outfitted with a 2.0-liter turbo engine.

2022 Chevy Trailblazer

You’ll find the 2022 Trailblazer equipped with either the 1.2-liter turbocharged engine (137 horsepower) or the more powerful 1.3-liter turbo engine (155 horsepower) with a continuously variable or 9-speed automatic transmission. While these powertrains aren’t new for 2022, the trailering package is, and you’ll certainly want to add it if you’re looking to tow with the capable SUV. Other updates for 2022 include an available roof rack with cross rails, a heated steering wheel, and several new exterior paint colors, including Mahogany Red Metallic, Vivid Orange Metallic, Crimson Metallic, and Blue Glow Metallic.

2022 Chevy Trax

The Trax gets an increase in power for 2022 with Chevy upgrading the previous powertrain to a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This combination delivers 155 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. Aside from this upgrade, you’ll find everything you love from Chevy inside the Trax, from intuitive technology like remote start and keyless open to the Chevy infotainment system, an available Wi-Fi hotspot, and Chevy’s Driver Confidence Package of driver-assist and safety tools.

A silver 2022 Chevy Traverse Premium is parked near mountains.

2022 Chevy Traverse

The Traverse wraps up Chevy’s fleet of SUVs for 2022 and continues to impress with a significant redesign that makes the SUV sleeker and more sophisticated than ever. The Traverse has a more modern design thanks to a completely redesigned front-end that boasts a new grille and a new LED headlamp configuration. The rear also sees the addition of new LED taillamps as well as updated roof rails that give the Traverse a more streamlined silhouette.

You’ll find the upgrades continue with all-new power-folding heated exterior mirrors that optimize your visibility in any condition. Chevy also gives you plenty of customization options with special trims like the Redline Edition, Midnight Edition, and Sport Edition, or you can opt for one of the Traverse’s new exterior paint colors––Northsky Blue Metallic, Cherry Red Tintcoat, and Silver Sage Metallic. Beyond that, you’ll find the Traverse is fully loaded with technology that ranges from wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to advanced driver-assist tools like Adaptive Cruise Control.

What’s Your Favorite?

What’s your favorite model in the Buick and Chevy lineup for 2022? One of the most exciting times in the industry is when automakers unveil their latest models that boast the newest technology, comfort, and convenience features. We enjoy seeing all the new gadgets and features, but what’s even better is knowing that our customers will enjoy these features firsthand. It’s the innovation and reputation of brands like Chevy and Buick, along with our exceptional customer service that keeps our customers coming back.