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2018 Buick Encore vs. 2018 GMC Terrain Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the GMC Terrain than in the Buick Encore, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Buick Encore and the GMC Terrain.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Encore as you will with the GMC Terrain, 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). Clearly, the Buick Encore is a better financial choice over the GMC Terrain, when considering MSRP. 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 GMC Terrain have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore is much slimmer than the GMC Terrain, 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 GMC Terrain.

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

Handling
The Buick Encore has a smaller turning radius than the GMC Terrain, 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 GMC Terrain.

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

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

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2018 Buick
Encore

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MSRP*: $22,990 - $32,015

2018 GMC
Terrain

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MSRP*: $24,995 - $39,270
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City MPG: 24 - 25 21 - 28
Highway MPG: 30 - 33 26 - 39
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $22,875 - $30,734 $24,870 - $37,307

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.