2020 Buick Encore GX vs. 2020 Kia Niro: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Buick Encore GX vs. 2020 Kia Niro Review

New 2020 Buick Encore GX

2020 Buick
Encore GX

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New 2020 Kia Niro

2020 Kia
Niro

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MSRP*
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$24,100 to $30,500
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$24,590 to $32,790
Invoice* $23,232 to $29,402 $23,853 to $31,807
MPG - City 26 46 - 51
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 40 - 46
Engine(s) I-3 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Niro than in the Buick Encore GX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Niro offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Buick Encore GX, 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 GX, 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 GX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Niro. 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 GX carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Kia Niro.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore GX is about the same width as the Kia Niro. When looking at overall length, the Buick Encore GX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Niro.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Buick Encore GX does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Kia Niro.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Buick Encore GX greatly out-muscles 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 GX and the Kia Niro. The Buick Encore GX has less cargo space than the Kia Niro, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Buick Encore GX is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Niro.