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2022 Buick Encore GX vs. 2022 Honda CR-V Review

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2022 Buick
Encore GX

MSRP*: $24,400 to $30,600
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2022 Honda
CR-V

MSRP*: $26,800 to $36,600
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MPG - City 26 - 29 MPG 27 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 32 MPG 32 - 34 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 50.2 ft3 75.8 ft3
Engine
  • 137-hp, 1.2-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 155-hp, 1.3-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 190-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 137 - 155 hp 190 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 171.4 in 182.1 in
Exterior Width 71.4 in 73.0 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.0 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 39.7 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 38.0 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 - 39.2 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 Honda CR-V than in the Buick Encore GX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Buick Encore GX offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-V, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Honda CR-V requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Buick Encore GX, making it more convenient to drive.

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 GX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Honda CR-V.

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

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

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

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Buick Encore GX and the Honda CR-V are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Encore GX and the Honda CR-V. The Buick Encore GX has significantly less cargo capacity than the Honda CR-V.

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