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2020 Buick Encore vs. 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

New 2020 Buick Encore

2020 Buick
Encore

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New 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander

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MSRP*
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$23,200 to $27,300
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$24,895 to $33,745
Invoice* $23,177 to $26,317 $24,194 to $32,790
MPG - City 24 - 25 20 - 25
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 27 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
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
The Buick Encore offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mitsubishi Outlander, with comparable 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 Mitsubishi Outlander.

Convenience
With the Mitsubishi Outlander, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Buick Encore, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Mitsubishi Outlander. 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 Mitsubishi Outlander.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore is a little narrower than the Mitsubishi Outlander, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Buick Encore, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mitsubishi Outlander.

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

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

Performance
The Buick Encore has a little less horsepower than the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Utility
The Buick Encore has less seating than the Mitsubishi Outlander, making the Mitsubishi Outlander the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Buick Encore has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Buick Encore is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mitsubishi Outlander.