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2020 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Hyundai Kona Review

New 2020 Buick Encore

2020 Buick
Encore

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New 2021 Hyundai Kona

2021 Hyundai
Kona

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MSRP*
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$23,200 to $27,300
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$20,400 to $29,450
Invoice* $23,177 to $26,317 $19,802 to $28,168
MPG - City 24 - 25 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 29 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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 Buick Encore than in the Hyundai Kona. The Buick Encore offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Kona, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Encore as you will with the Hyundai Kona, 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). The Buick Encore is somewhat more expensive than the Hyundai Kona. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Buick Encore carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Hyundai Kona.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore is a little narrower than the Hyundai Kona, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Buick Encore, which is slightly longer than the Hyundai Kona.

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

Handling
The Buick Encore has a larger turning radius than the Hyundai Kona, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Buick Encore has a little less horsepower than the Hyundai Kona.

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

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Buick Encore is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Kona.