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2021 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Jeep Compass Review

New 2021 Buick Encore

2021 Buick
Encore

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New 2021 Jeep Compass

2021 Jeep
Compass

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MSRP*
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$23,200 to $25,220
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$23,915 to $30,815
Invoice* $23,177 to $24,312 $23,703 to $30,139
MPG - City 24 - 25 22
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 30 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Compass 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 Jeep Compass.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Encore as you will with the Jeep Compass, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Jeep Compass. 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 Jeep Compass.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore is much slimmer than the Jeep Compass, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Buick Encore is slightly shorter than the Jeep Compass, 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 Jeep Compass.

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Encore and the Jeep Compass. The Buick Encore has significantly less cargo capacity than the Jeep Compass.

Warranty
The Buick Encore comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Jeep Compass.