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2020 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler Review

New 2020 Buick Encore

2020 Buick
Encore

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New 2021 Jeep Wrangler

2021 Jeep
Wrangler

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MSRP*
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$23,200 to $27,300
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$28,295 to $38,695
Invoice* $23,177 to $26,317 $27,796 to $36,902
MPG - City 24 - 25 17
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 4
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Wrangler than in the Buick Encore, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Jeep Wrangler 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Encore as you will with the Jeep Wrangler, 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 Wrangler. 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 Wrangler.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore is much slimmer than the Jeep Wrangler, 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 Wrangler.

Drivetrain
The Buick Encore has much lower torque than the Jeep Wrangler, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Buick Encore has a larger turning radius than the Jeep Wrangler, 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 Jeep Wrangler.

Utility
The Buick Encore offers greater seating capacity than the Jeep Wrangler, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Buick Encore, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Jeep Wrangler.

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