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2022 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review

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2022 Buick
Encore

MSRP*: $24,600 to $25,220
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2021 Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport

MSRP*: $20,995 to $26,995
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Invoice* $23,714 to $24,312 $20,726 to $26,230
MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 MPG 28 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 48.4 ft3 49.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Four-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 155 hp 148 - 168 hp
Exterior Length 168.4 in 171.9 in
Exterior Width 70.1 in 71.3 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 35.8 in
Front 41.6 in
Rear 36.3 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.8 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.9 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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 Sport, 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 Sport.

Convenience
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Buick Encore, 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). Whether you pick the Buick Encore or the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore is a little narrower than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, 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 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Buick Encore transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Encore and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Buick Encore as you will in the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

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