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2021 Buick Encore GX vs. 2021 Ford EcoSport Review

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2021 Buick
Encore GX

MSRP*: $24,200 to $30,600
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2021 Ford
EcoSport

MSRP*: $20,395 to $28,345
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Invoice* $23,329 to $29,498 $19,987 to $27,778
MPG - City 26 - 28 MPG 23 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 50.2 ft3 50.0 ft3
Engine I-3 I-3, Inline-4
Transmission Automatic, Continuously Variable Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Four-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 137 - 155 hp 123 - 166 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,400 - 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 171.4 in 161.3 in
Exterior Width 71.4 in 69.5 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.0 in
Front 42.9 in
Rear 36.7 in
Head Room Front 39.7 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 39.6 in
Rear 37.5 in
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 GX offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Ford EcoSport, with comparable head- and legroom. The Ford EcoSport will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Buick Encore GX.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Encore GX as you will with the Ford EcoSport, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 GX is somewhat more expensive than the Ford EcoSport. 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 GX will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Ford EcoSport.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore GX is much wider than the Ford EcoSport, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Buick Encore GX, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Ford EcoSport.

Performance
The Buick Encore GX has a little less horsepower than the Ford EcoSport.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Buick Encore GX transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Ford EcoSport.

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 Ford EcoSport. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Buick Encore GX as you will in the Ford EcoSport.

Warranty
The Buick Encore GX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford EcoSport.