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2020 Buick Encore GX vs. 2021 Kia Sportage Review

New 2020 Buick Encore GX

2020 Buick
Encore GX

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New 2021 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia
Sportage

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MSRP*
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$24,100 to $30,500
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$23,990 to $35,150
Invoice* $23,232 to $29,402 $23,031 to $33,569
MPG - City 26 19 - 23
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 24 - 30
Engine(s) I-3 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Kia Sportage 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 Kia Sportage.

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 Kia Sportage, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Buick Encore GX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Sportage. 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 Kia Sportage.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore GX is much slimmer than the Kia Sportage, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Buick Encore GX is slightly shorter than the Kia Sportage, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
The Buick Encore GX has a little less horsepower than the Kia Sportage.

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

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Buick Encore GX is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Sportage.