Direct rivals for the Buick Encore are hard to pinpoint, but the Mini Cooper Countryman and Fiat 500X are about as close as they get.
Both offer more Euro style and personality, albeit without quite the same degree of hushed refinement found in the Buick.
If your budget stretches a little further, the Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class are easily more expensive—and they may or may not be worth it.
Those three Germans are all more powerful than even an Encore with the 153-hp engine, but beyond that you’re paying as much for the badge as anything else.
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|2018 Buick EncoreBrowse Used Listings||2018 Audi Q3Browse Used Listings||2018 BMW X1Browse Used Listings||2018 Mazda CX-3Browse Used Listings||2018 MINI Cooper CountrymanBrowse Used Listings|
|24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|Turbocharged I4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Large Cars||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Compact Cars|
|FWD 4-Door||2.0 TFSI Premium FWD||sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle||Sport FWD||Cooper FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sports Activity Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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|2018 Buick Encore vs. 2018 Audi Q3||2018 Buick Encore vs. 2018 BMW X1||2018 Buick Encore vs. 2018 Mazda CX-3||2018 Buick Encore vs. 2018 MINI Cooper Countryman|