2020 Buick Encore GX vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek | NewCars.com

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2020 Buick Encore GX vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Review

New 2020 Buick Encore GX

2020 Buick
Encore GX

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New 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2021 Subaru
Crosstrek

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MSRP*
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$24,100 to $30,500
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$22,245 to $27,995
Invoice* $23,232 to $29,402 $21,108 to $26,411
MPG - City 26 22 - 27
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 29 - 34
Engine(s) I-3 Horizontal
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
The Buick Encore GX offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Crosstrek, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Crosstrek 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 Subaru Crosstrek, 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). The Buick Encore GX is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Crosstrek. 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 Subaru Crosstrek.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore GX is about the same width as the Subaru Crosstrek. The Buick Encore GX is slightly shorter than the Subaru Crosstrek, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
The Buick Encore GX has a little less horsepower than the Subaru Crosstrek.

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 Subaru Crosstrek. The Buick Encore GX has less cargo space than the Subaru Crosstrek, 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 Subaru Crosstrek.