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2020 Ford Escape vs. 2021 Buick Encore Review

New 2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford
Escape

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New 2021 Buick Encore

2021 Buick
Encore

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MSRP*
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$24,885 to $36,835
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$23,200 to $25,220
Invoice* $24,138 to $35,362 $23,177 to $24,312
MPG - City 23 - 44 24 - 25
MPG - Hwy 31 - 37 29 - 30
Engine(s) I-3, Inline-4 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Escape than in the Buick Encore. The Ford Escape will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Buick Encore.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Ford Escape, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Buick Encore.

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 Ford Escape is somewhat more expensive than the Buick Encore. 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 Ford Escape is much higher than that for the Buick Encore.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Escape is much wider than the Buick Encore, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Escape, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Buick Encore.

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

Performance
The Ford Escape has a little more horsepower than the Buick Encore.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Escape and the Buick Encore. With the Ford Escape, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Buick Encore.

Warranty
The Ford Escape comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Buick Encore.