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2020 Buick Encore GX vs. 2020 Ford Escape Review

New 2020 Buick Encore GX

2020 Buick
Encore GX

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New 2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford
Escape

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MSRP*
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$24,100 to $30,500
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$24,885 to $36,835
Invoice* $23,232 to $29,402 $24,138 to $35,362
MPG - City 26 23 - 44
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 31 - 37
Engine(s) I-3 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 Ford Escape than in the Buick Encore GX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Escape 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
With the Ford Escape, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Buick Encore GX, 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 GX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Ford Escape. 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 Ford Escape.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore GX is much slimmer than the Ford Escape, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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 Ford Escape.

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

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

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 Escape. The Buick Encore GX has significantly less cargo capacity than the Ford Escape.

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