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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2014 Buick Encore Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
The Hyundai Santa Fe 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). The Hyundai Santa Fe 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. In this case, the Hyundai Santa Fe will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Buick Encore.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe 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 Hyundai Santa Fe, 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 Hyundai Santa Fe does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Buick Encore.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has the same turning radius as the Buick Encore, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Fe greatly out-muscles the Buick Encore.

Utility
The Hyundai Santa Fe offers greater seating capacity than the Buick Encore, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Hyundai Santa Fe, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Buick Encore.

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


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2014 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $35,750

2014 Buick
Encore

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MSRP*: $24,160 - $30,465
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.89% --
City MPG: 18 23 - 25
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 24 - 25 30 - 33
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 6 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $28,490 - $33,626 $23,194 - $29,246

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