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2020 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Hyundai Tucson Review

New 2020 Buick Encore

2020 Buick
Encore

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New 2021 Hyundai Tucson

2021 Hyundai
Tucson

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MSRP*
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$23,200 to $27,300
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$23,700 to $33,450
Invoice* $23,177 to $26,317 $22,790 to $31,792
MPG - City 24 - 25 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 25 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Tucson than in the Buick Encore, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Buick Encore and the Hyundai Tucson.

Convenience
The Hyundai Tucson 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Buick Encore will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Tucson. 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 Hyundai Tucson.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore is much slimmer than the Hyundai Tucson, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Buick Encore is slightly shorter than the Hyundai Tucson, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Buick Encore has a lot less horsepower than the Hyundai Tucson.

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 Tucson. The Buick Encore has significantly less cargo capacity than the Hyundai Tucson.

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