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2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Buick Encore Review

New 2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Honda
CR-V

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New 2021 Buick Encore

2021 Buick
Encore

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MSRP*
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$25,150 to $34,850
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$23,200 to $25,220
Invoice* $23,618 to $32,698 $23,177 to $24,312
MPG - City 27 - 28 24 - 25
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 29 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Honda CR-V than in the Buick Encore. The Buick Encore offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-V, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Honda CR-V requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Buick Encore, 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). The Honda CR-V is somewhat more expensive than the Buick Encore. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Honda CR-V is much higher than that for the Buick Encore.

Dimensions
Since the Honda CR-V is much wider than the Buick Encore, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Honda CR-V, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Buick Encore.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Honda CR-V transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Buick Encore.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda CR-V greatly out-muscles the Buick Encore.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda CR-V and the Buick Encore. With the Honda CR-V, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Buick Encore.

Warranty
The Honda CR-V comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Buick Encore.