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2020 Buick Encore GX vs. 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Review

New 2020 Buick Encore GX

2020 Buick
Encore GX

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New 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

2020 Chevrolet
Equinox

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MSRP*
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$24,100 to $30,500
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$23,800 to $35,700
Invoice* $23,232 to $29,402 $23,776 to $34,058
MPG - City 26 22 - 28
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 28 - 39
Engine(s) I-3 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Equinox than in the Buick Encore GX, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Buick Encore GX and the Chevrolet Equinox.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Equinox requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Buick Encore GX, 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 GX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Chevrolet Equinox. 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 GX carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore GX is a little narrower than the Chevrolet Equinox, 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 GX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Equinox.

Drivetrain
The Buick Encore GX has much lower torque than the Chevrolet Equinox, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Buick Encore GX has a lot less horsepower than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Encore GX and the Chevrolet Equinox. The Buick Encore GX has significantly less cargo capacity than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Warranty
The Buick Encore GX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Chevrolet Equinox.