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2021 Buick Encore vs. 2020 Dodge Journey Review

New 2021 Buick Encore

2021 Buick
Encore

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New 2020 Dodge Journey

2020 Dodge
Journey

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MSRP*
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$23,200 to $25,220
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$23,675 to $28,595
Invoice* $23,177 to $24,312 $23,437 to $27,660
MPG - City 24 - 25 19
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Buick Encore than the Dodge Journey. The Dodge Journey offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Buick Encore, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
With the Dodge Journey, 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). The Buick Encore is somewhat more expensive than the Dodge Journey. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Dodge Journey.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore is much slimmer than the Dodge Journey, 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 Dodge Journey.

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

Handling
The Buick Encore has a smaller turning radius than the Dodge Journey, 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 Dodge Journey.

Utility
The Buick Encore has less seating than the Dodge Journey, making the Dodge Journey the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Buick Encore has significantly less cargo capacity than the Dodge Journey.

Warranty
The Buick Encore comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Dodge Journey.