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2015 Buick Encore vs. 2015 Subaru Forester Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Buick Encore than the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester 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
With the Subaru Forester, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Buick Encore, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Whether you pick the Buick Encore or the Subaru Forester, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Subaru Forester.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore is a little narrower than the Subaru Forester, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 Subaru Forester.

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

Handling
The Buick Encore has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Forester, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Buick Encore has a little less horsepower than the Subaru Forester.

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

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

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2015 Buick
Encore

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

2015 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,195 - $33,095
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 - 25 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 30 - 33 28 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
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*: $23,102 - $29,698 $20,995 - $30,927

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