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2018 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2018 Buick Encore Review

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Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Equinox than in the Buick Encore. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Chevrolet Equinox and the Buick Encore.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Chevrolet Equinox, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Buick Encore.

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 Chevrolet Equinox is somewhat more expensive than the Buick Encore. 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 Chevrolet Equinox and the Buick Encore have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Equinox is much wider than the Buick Encore, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Equinox, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Buick Encore.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Chevrolet Equinox does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Buick Encore.

Performance
The Chevrolet Equinox has a little less horsepower than the Buick Encore.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Buick Encore. With the Chevrolet Equinox, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Buick Encore.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Equinox is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Buick Encore.

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2018 Chevrolet
Equinox

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MSRP*: $23,580 - $37,230

2018 Buick
Encore

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MSRP*: $22,990 - $32,015
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City MPG: 22 - 28 24 - 25
Highway MPG: 28 - 39 30 - 33
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,462 - $35,369 $22,875 - $30,734

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 are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.