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2016 Buick Encore vs. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Buick Encore, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Sport. 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 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Handling
The Buick Encore has a larger turning radius than the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver 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 Sport.

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

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

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2016 Buick
Encore

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MSRP*: $24,065 - $31,285

2017 Hyundai
Santa Fe Sport

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MSRP*: $25,350 - $38,250
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.59%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.30%
City MPG: 23 - 28
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
19 - 21
Highway MPG: 30 - 34 24 - 28
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,102 - $30,034 $24,370 - $36,178

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 do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.