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2021 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Review

New 2021 Buick Encore

2021 Buick
Encore

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New 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2021 Subaru
Crosstrek

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MSRP*
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$23,200 to $25,220
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$22,245 to $27,995
Invoice* $23,177 to $24,312 $21,108 to $26,411
MPG - City 24 - 25 22 - 27
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 29 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
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
The Buick Encore offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Crosstrek, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Crosstrek 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
With the Subaru Crosstrek, 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 Subaru Crosstrek. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Buick Encore will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Subaru Crosstrek.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore is a little narrower than the Subaru Crosstrek, 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 Subaru Crosstrek, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Buick Encore has a lot less horsepower than the Subaru Crosstrek.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Encore and the Subaru Crosstrek. The Buick Encore has less cargo space than the Subaru Crosstrek, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Buick Encore comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Crosstrek.