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2014 Buick Encore vs. 2014 Kia Sportage Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sportage 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 Kia Sportage.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Encore as you will with the Kia Sportage, 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 Kia Sportage. 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 Kia Sportage have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore is much slimmer than the Kia Sportage, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Buick Encore is slightly shorter than the Kia Sportage, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The Buick Encore has a larger turning radius than the Kia Sportage, 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 Kia Sportage.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Encore and the Kia Sportage. The Buick Encore has less cargo space than the Kia Sportage, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Buick Encore is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Sportage.

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2014 Buick
Encore

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

2014 Kia
Sportage

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MSRP*: $21,600 - $28,400
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 - 25
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
19 - 21
Highway MPG: 30 - 33 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*: $23,194 - $29,246 $20,727 - $26,504

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