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2020 Buick Encore GX vs. 2021 Jeep Compass Review

New 2020 Buick Encore GX

2020 Buick
Encore GX

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New 2021 Jeep Compass

2021 Jeep
Compass

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MSRP*
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$24,100 to $30,500
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$23,915 to $30,815
Invoice* $23,232 to $29,402 $23,703 to $30,139
MPG - City 26 22
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 30 - 31
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 Jeep Compass 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 Jeep Compass.

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 Jeep Compass, 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). Whether you pick the Buick Encore GX or the Jeep Compass, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Jeep Compass.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore GX is much slimmer than the Jeep Compass, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Buick Encore GX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Jeep Compass.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Buick Encore GX and the Jeep Compass are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Performance
The Buick Encore GX has a little less horsepower than the Jeep Compass.

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 Jeep Compass. The Buick Encore GX has less cargo space than the Jeep Compass, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Buick Encore GX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Jeep Compass.