2020 Buick Encore vs. Its Competition

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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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Quick Specs
The 2020 Buick Encore was a good choice for city slickers, but it’s showing its age in all the wrong ways
The 2020 Audi Q3 blends practicality, quality, and fun in a chunky but city-friendly package.
The 2020 BMW X1 welcomes crossover shoppers into the luxury brand with a good price and nice features.
What the 2020 Hyundai Tucson lacks in distinctiveness, it makes up for in value, safety, and features.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 is a solid crossover entry point into the luxury German brand.
The 2020 Volvo XC40 honed in on the Netflix and Stitch Fix crowd, with smart dynamics and style and an all-in subscription plan.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
24 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
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     
2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 4WDLarge CarsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-DoorPremium 45 TFSI quattrosDrive28i Sports Activity VehicleSE FWDGLA 250 SUVT4 FWD Momentum
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utility Vehiclequattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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