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2021 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Ford EcoSport Review

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2021 Buick
Encore

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2021 Ford
EcoSport

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MSRP*
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$23,200 to $25,220
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$19,995 to $27,945
Invoice* $23,177 to $24,312 $19,595 to $27,386
MPG - City 23 - 24 23 - 27
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
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
The Buick Encore offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Ford EcoSport, with comparable head- and legroom. The Ford EcoSport 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
The Buick Encore requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford EcoSport, 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). Whether you pick the Buick Encore or the Ford EcoSport, 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. In this case, the Buick Encore will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Ford EcoSport.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore is about the same width as the Ford EcoSport. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Buick Encore, which is slightly longer than the Ford EcoSport.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Buick Encore and the Ford EcoSport are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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

Performance
The Buick Encore has a little less horsepower than the Ford EcoSport.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Encore and the Ford EcoSport. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Buick Encore as you will in the Ford EcoSport.

Warranty
The Buick Encore comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford EcoSport.