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2021 Buick Encore GX vs. 2021 Subaru Forester Review

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2021 Buick
Encore GX

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2021 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*
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$24,200 to $30,600
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$24,795 to $34,895
Invoice* $23,329 to $29,498 $23,375 to $32,541
MPG - City 26 - 28 26
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 N/A
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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Forester than in the Buick Encore GX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Forester 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 Forester, 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 Subaru Forester. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Buick Encore GX is much higher than that for the Subaru Forester.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore GX is about the same width as the Subaru Forester. 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 Subaru Forester.

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

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

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 Forester. The Buick Encore GX has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Forester.

Warranty
The Buick Encore GX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Forester.