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2015 Buick Encore vs. 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe 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 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Encore as you will with the Hyundai Santa Fe, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Buick Encore will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Santa Fe. 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 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore is much slimmer than the Hyundai Santa Fe, 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 Hyundai Santa Fe.

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

Handling
The Buick Encore has the same turning radius as the Hyundai Santa Fe, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Buick Encore has a lot less horsepower than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Buick Encore is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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2015 Buick
Encore

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

2015 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*: $30,150 - $36,000
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.26%
City MPG: 23 - 25
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
18
Highway MPG: 30 - 33 24 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 6 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Invoice*: $23,102 - $29,698 $28,725 - $33,858

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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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