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2021 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Hyundai Kona Review

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2021 Buick
Encore

MSRP*: $23,200 to $25,220
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2021 Hyundai
Kona

MSRP*: $20,500 to $29,550
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Invoice* $23,177 to $24,312 $19,899 to $28,264
MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 MPG 29 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 48.4 ft3 45.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 155 hp 147 - 175 hp
Exterior Length 168.4 in 164.0 in
Exterior Width 70.1 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 35.8 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 34.6 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.8 in
Front 38.0 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.8 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Buick Encore than in the Hyundai Kona. The Buick Encore offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Kona, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Buick Encore requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Hyundai Kona, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Buick Encore will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Kona. 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 Buick Encore and the Hyundai Kona have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Performance
The Buick Encore has a little more horsepower than the Hyundai Kona.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Buick Encore transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Hyundai Kona.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Encore and the Hyundai Kona. The Buick Encore has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Hyundai Kona.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Buick Encore is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Kona.