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2022 Buick Encore vs. 2023 Honda HR-V Review

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2022 Buick
Encore

MSRP*: $26,100 to $26,720
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2023 Honda
HR-V

MSRP*: $23,800 to $29,400
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MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 MPG 30 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 48.4 ft3 55.1 ft3
Engine
  • 155-hp, 1.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 158-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 155 hp 158 hp
Exterior Length 168.4 in 179.8 in
Exterior Width 70.1 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 35.8 in
Front 41.9 in
Rear 37.7 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.8 in
Front 38.4 - 39.4 in
Rear 38.0 in

*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 back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Buick Encore than the Honda HR-V. The Honda HR-V offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Buick Encore, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Encore as you will with the Honda HR-V, 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). Whether you pick the Buick Encore or the Honda HR-V, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore is much slimmer than the Honda HR-V, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Buick Encore, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Honda HR-V.

Handling
The Buick Encore has the same turning radius as the Honda HR-V, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Buick Encore and the Honda HR-V.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Buick Encore does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Honda HR-V.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Encore and the Honda HR-V. The Buick Encore has less cargo space than the Honda HR-V, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Buick Encore than that of the Honda HR-V.