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2015 Buick Encore vs. 2015 Chevrolet Equinox Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Equinox than in the Buick Encore, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Chevrolet Equinox will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Buick Encore.

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Equinox, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Buick Encore, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Buick Encore or the Chevrolet Equinox, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Buick Encore will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore is much slimmer than the Chevrolet Equinox, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Buick Encore, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Equinox.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Buick Encore doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Chevrolet Equinox.

Handling
The Buick Encore has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Equinox, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Buick Encore has a lot less horsepower than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Encore and the Chevrolet Equinox. The Buick Encore has significantly less cargo capacity than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Buick Encore than that of the Chevrolet Equinox.

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2015 Buick
Encore

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MSRP*: $24,065 - $30,935

2015 Chevrolet
Equinox

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MSRP*: $24,520 - $33,670
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 - 25
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
20 - 22
Highway MPG: 30 - 33 29 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,102 - $29,698 $23,294 - $31,987

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