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2014 Buick Encore vs. 2014 Ford Escape Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Buick Encore than the Ford Escape. The Ford Escape 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Encore as you will with the Ford Escape, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Ford Escape, 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. Both the Buick Encore and the Ford Escape have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore is much slimmer than the Ford Escape, 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 Ford Escape.

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

Handling
The Buick Encore has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Escape, 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 Ford Escape.

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

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

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2014 Buick
Encore

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MSRP*: $24,160 - $30,465
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2014 Ford
Escape

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MSRP*: $23,100 - $30,850
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 5.63%
City MPG: 23 - 25 22 - 23
Highway MPG: 30 - 33 30 - 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*: $23,194 - $29,246 $21,772 - $28,769

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