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2014 Buick Encore vs. 2014 Nissan Xterra Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Buick Encore offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Nissan Xterra. The Nissan Xterra will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Buick Encore.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Encore as you will with the Nissan Xterra, 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 Nissan Xterra. 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 Nissan Xterra.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore is much slimmer than the Nissan Xterra, 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 Nissan Xterra.

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

Handling
The Buick Encore has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Xterra, 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 Nissan Xterra.

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

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


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2014 Buick
Encore

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

2014 Nissan
Xterra

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MSRP*: $23,390 - $30,320
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.48%
City MPG: 23 - 25
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
15 - 16
Highway MPG: 30 - 33 20 - 22
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

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Invoice*: $23,194 - $29,246 $22,415 - $28,725

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