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2013 Acura RDX

2013 Buick Encore

  2013 Acura RDX 2013 Buick Encore
Invoice $32,245 $23,232
19/28 23/33
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Bottom Line The 2013 Acura RDX improves on the sporty crossover theme with refined ride quality, more features, and better fuel economy. Read Full Review The 2013 Buick Encore does nearly everything a pint-sized premium crossover should do--minus a few dozen horsepower, that is. Read Full Review
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  • Well-sized for both utility and urban maneuverability
  • Smooth ride yet nimble handling
  • Agreeable interior trim and build
  • Powerful brakes


  • Transmission hesitation in some situations
  • Lack of available higher-end features
  • Somewhat plain exterior styling


  • More back-seat room than expected
  • Quiet at almost any speed
  • Lots of standard features, including IntelliLink
  • Mod two-tone interior options
  • Good cargo space, in any configuration


  • Styled in two acts
  • Narrow interior space
  • Sluggish, even before AWD
  • EPA figures just on par with bigger utes
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