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2021 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Nissan Kicks Review

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2021 Buick
Encore

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2021 Nissan
Kicks

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MSRP*
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$23,200 to $25,220
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$19,550 to $21,990
Invoice* $23,177 to $24,312 $18,846 to $21,191
MPG - City 23 - 24 31
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Buick Encore than in the Nissan Kicks. The Nissan Kicks 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
The Buick Encore requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Nissan Kicks, 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). The Buick Encore is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Kicks. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Buick Encore and the Nissan Kicks have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore is a little wider than the Nissan Kicks, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Buick Encore takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Kicks.

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

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

Performance
The Buick Encore has a little more horsepower than the Nissan Kicks.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Encore and the Nissan Kicks. With the Buick Encore, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Nissan Kicks.

Warranty
The Buick Encore comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Kicks.