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2014 Buick Encore vs. 2015 Dodge Journey Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Dodge Journey than in the Buick Encore, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Dodge Journey offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Buick Encore, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
With the Dodge Journey, 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 Dodge Journey, 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. In this case, the Buick Encore will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Dodge Journey.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore is much slimmer than the Dodge Journey, 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 Dodge Journey.

Drivetrain
The Buick Encore has much lower torque than the Dodge Journey, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Buick Encore has a smaller turning radius than the Dodge Journey, allowing you to 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 Dodge Journey.

Utility
The Buick Encore has less seating than the Dodge Journey, making the Dodge Journey the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Buick Encore has significantly less cargo capacity than the Dodge Journey.

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

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2014 Buick
Encore

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MSRP*: $24,160 - $30,465

2015 Dodge
Journey

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MSRP*: $20,195 - $31,295
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,250
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.34%
City MPG: 23 - 25
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
16 - 19
Highway MPG: 30 - 33 24 - 26
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $23,194 - $29,246 $19,928 - $29,736

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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