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2022 Buick Encore GX vs. 2022 Subaru Forester Review

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2022 Buick
Encore GX

MSRP*: $24,400 to $30,600
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2022 Subaru
Forester

MSRP*: $25,895 to $35,995
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MPG - City 26 - 29 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 32 MPG 28 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 50.2 ft3 69.1 - 74.2 ft3
Engine
  • 137-hp, 1.2-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 155-hp, 1.3-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-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
Horsepower 137 - 155 hp 182 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,500 - 3,000 lbs
Exterior Length 171.4 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 71.4 in 71.5 - 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.0 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 39.7 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 40.2 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.6 - 39.6 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 Subaru Forester than in the Buick Encore GX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Forester will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Buick Encore GX.

Convenience
With the Subaru Forester, 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 Subaru Forester.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore GX is about the same width as the Subaru Forester. 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 Subaru Forester.

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

Performance
The Buick Encore GX has a little less horsepower than the Subaru Forester.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Buick Encore GX and the Subaru Forester 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 Subaru Forester. The Buick Encore GX has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Forester.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Buick Encore GX than that of the Subaru Forester.