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2021 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Kia Seltos Review

New 2021 Buick Encore

2021 Buick
Encore

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New 2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Kia
Seltos

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MSRP*
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$23,200 to $25,220
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$21,990 to $27,890
Invoice* $23,177 to $24,312 $21,221 to $26,634
MPG - City 24 - 25 25 - 29
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 30 - 34
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 Kia Seltos 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 Kia Seltos.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Encore as you will with the Kia Seltos, 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 Kia Seltos. 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 Kia Seltos.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore is a little narrower than the Kia Seltos, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Buick Encore is slightly shorter than the Kia Seltos, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Buick Encore transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Seltos.

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

Performance
The Buick Encore has a little less horsepower than the Kia Seltos.

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

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Buick Encore is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Seltos.