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2020 Buick Encore vs. 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Review

New 2020 Buick Encore

2020 Buick
Encore

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New 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

2020 Mitsubishi
Eclipse Cross

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MSRP*
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$23,200 to $27,300
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$22,995 to $28,745
Invoice* $23,177 to $26,317 $22,470 to $27,789
MPG - City 24 - 25 25 - 26
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 26 - 29
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 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Buick Encore and the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Encore as you will with the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, 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 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. 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 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore is a little narrower than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Buick Encore is slightly shorter than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Buick Encore doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

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

Performance
The Buick Encore has a little less horsepower than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Encore and the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Buick Encore as you will in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Buick Encore is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.