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2021 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Jeep Renegade Review

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2021 Buick
Encore

MSRP*: $23,200 to $25,220
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2021 Jeep
Renegade

MSRP*: $22,850 to $29,525
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Invoice* $23,177 to $24,312 $22,581 to $28,864
MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG 21 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 MPG 27 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 48.4 ft3 50.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Four-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 155 hp 177 - 180 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 168.4 in 166.6 in
Exterior Width 70.1 in 74.2 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 35.8 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.1 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.8 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 40.5 in
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 Jeep Renegade. The Jeep Renegade 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 Jeep Renegade, 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 Jeep Renegade. 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 Renegade.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore is much slimmer than the Jeep Renegade, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Buick Encore takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Jeep Renegade.

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

Performance
The Buick Encore has a little less horsepower than the Jeep Renegade.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Buick Encore doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Jeep Renegade.

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 Renegade. The Buick Encore has less cargo space than the Jeep Renegade, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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