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2014 Buick Encore vs. 2014 Honda CR-V Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda CR-V than in the Buick Encore, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Buick Encore offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-V, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Encore as you will with the Honda CR-V, 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). The Buick Encore is somewhat more expensive than the Honda CR-V. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Buick Encore is much higher than that for the Honda CR-V.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore is much slimmer than the Honda CR-V, 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 Honda CR-V.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Buick Encore doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Honda CR-V.

Handling
The Buick Encore has a smaller turning radius than the Honda CR-V, 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 Honda CR-V.

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Buick Encore than that of the Honda CR-V.

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2014 Buick
Encore

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

2014 Honda
CR-V

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MSRP*: $23,120 - $29,120
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.53%
City MPG: 23 - 25
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
22 - 23
Highway MPG: 30 - 33 30 - 31
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 $21,718 - $27,334

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