2020 Buick Encore vs. Its Competition

2020 Buick Encore
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Buick Encore undercuts other high-end pint-size crossovers in price, which may make it an attractive option for some.

The new Audi Q3 promises a high-tech interior.

The BMW X1 isn’t as fun as its maker’s reputation, but it has a classy feel.

Mercedes-Benz is overdue to redesign its GLA-Class, though the outgoing model is popular.

We like the stylish Volvo XC40 a lot, but it can get expensive.

Nicer versions of the Hyundai Tucson feel almost as plush inside as the Encore, too.

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5.0
The 2020 Buick Encore was a good choice for city slickers, but it’s showing its age in all the wrong ways
The 2019 Audi Q3 stands out for its striking design outside and its big tech inside.
5.7
The 2019 BMW X1 crossover is the right shape and the right price for entry luxury buyers willing to overlook some flaws.
6.3
The 2019 Hyundai Tucson hot-swaps one of its 4-cylinder engines, and ups its safety game.
5.4
The Mercedes-Benz GLA merges hatchback size with crossover functionality and luxury appointments, with better-than-average results.
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The 2019 Volvo XC40 upends tradition—and traditional style—in mostly acceptable ways, and kicks off the car-subscription era with a stylish bang.
MSRP From     
N/A$34,700$34,950$23,200$33,950$33,700
Gas Mileage     
24 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbocharged I4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
4WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDLarge CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Station WagonSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
AWD 4-Door Essence2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWDsDrive28i Sports Activity VehicleSE FWDGLA 250 SUVT4 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utility Vehiclequattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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