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2022 Buick Encore vs. 2022 Kia Niro Review

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2022 Buick
Encore

MSRP*: $24,600 to $25,220
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2022 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $24,690 to $31,990
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MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG 46 - 53 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 MPG 40 - 48 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 48.4 ft3 54.5 - 63.2 ft3
Engine
  • 155-hp, 1.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 155 hp 139 hp
Exterior Length 168.4 in 171.5 in
Exterior Width 70.1 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 35.8 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.8 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 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 backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Niro than in the Buick Encore, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Niro 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
With the Kia Niro, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Buick Encore, 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 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Niro.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore is a little narrower than the Kia Niro, 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 Buick Encore takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Niro.

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

Performance
The Buick Encore has a little more horsepower than the Kia Niro.

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 Kia Niro.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Encore and the Kia Niro. The Buick Encore has less cargo space than the Kia Niro, 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 Kia Niro.