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2021 Buick Encore GX vs. 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

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2021 Buick
Encore GX

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2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander

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MSRP*
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$24,200 to $30,600
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$24,895 to $33,745
Invoice* $23,329 to $29,498 $24,194 to $32,790
MPG - City 26 - 28 20 - 25
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 27 - 30
Engine(s) I-3 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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 Mitsubishi Outlander, with comparable 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 Mitsubishi Outlander.

Convenience
With the Mitsubishi Outlander, 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 Mitsubishi Outlander. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Buick Encore GX and the Mitsubishi Outlander have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore GX is about the same width as the Mitsubishi Outlander. 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 Mitsubishi Outlander.

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

Performance
The Buick Encore GX has a little less horsepower than the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Utility
The Buick Encore GX has less seating than the Mitsubishi Outlander, making the Mitsubishi Outlander the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Buick Encore GX has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mitsubishi Outlander.

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