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2021 Honda HR-V vs. 2021 Buick Encore GX Review

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2021 Honda
HR-V

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2021 Buick
Encore GX

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MSRP*
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$21,220 to $29,340
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$24,200 to $30,600
Invoice* $20,240 to $27,361 $23,329 to $29,498
MPG - City 26 - 28 26 - 28
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 29 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 I-3
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 Honda HR-V than in the Buick Encore GX. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Honda HR-V and the Buick Encore GX.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda HR-V as you will with the Buick Encore GX, 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 Honda HR-V will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Buick Encore GX. 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 Honda HR-V and the Buick Encore GX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda HR-V is a little narrower than the Buick Encore GX, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Honda HR-V takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Buick Encore GX.

Drivetrain
The Honda HR-V has much lower torque than the Buick Encore GX, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
The Honda HR-V has a little less horsepower than the Buick Encore GX.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda HR-V and the Buick Encore GX. The Honda HR-V has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Buick Encore GX.

Warranty
The Honda HR-V comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Buick Encore GX.