2021 Buick Encore vs. 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport | NewCars.com

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2021 Buick Encore vs. 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review

New 2021 Buick Encore

2021 Buick
Encore

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New 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport

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MSRP*
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$23,200 to $25,220
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$22,595 to $26,995
Invoice* $23,177 to $24,312 $21,958 to $26,232
MPG - City 24 - 25 23 - 24
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 28 - 30
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
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). When looking only at MSRP, the Buick Encore will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. 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 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.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Buick Encore and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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 less horsepower 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.