2022 Buick Encore vs. Its Competition

2022 Buick Encore
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Buick Encore is the brand’s least expensive vehicle, and it’s deeply discounted to boot.

It rivals the Chevy Trax, which offers newer running gear and better safety equipment.

The Hyundai Venue is more spacious and less expensive, and comes with a superior warranty—as does the Kia Sportage.

Ford’s Ecosport has a low price tag, but advanced safety technology isn’t offered.

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2022 Kia Sportage2022 Kia SportageGet Your Price2021 Chevrolet Trax2021 Chevrolet Trax
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2021 Ford Ecosport2021 Ford Ecosport
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2021 Hyundai Venue2021 Hyundai VenueGet Your Price
Quick Specs
4.7
The 2022 Buick Encore doesn’t offer the safety or luxury bona fides it needs to stand out.
6.7
The 2022 Kia Sportage ushers in another year of good looks and great standard features in base models, while fuel economy in pricey turbo editions give us pause.
4.2
If you need a spacious new vehicle for the tiniest of parking spaces (and budgets), the Trax is an acceptable but mediocre contender.
3.5
The 2021 Ford Ecosport small crossover forsakes its name and doesn’t offer much by way of driving excitement or efficiency.
6.3
The 2021 Hyundai Venue courts bargain shoppers with department-store space and quality.
MSRP From    
$24,600$24,090$21,400$20,395$18,750
Gas Mileage    
23 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Turbocharged I4Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas 4-CylIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDSmall Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDMidsize Cars
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door PreferredLX FWDFWD 4-Door LSS FWDSE IVT
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2022 Buick Encore vs. 2022 Kia Sportage2022 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Chevrolet Trax2022 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Ford Ecosport2022 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Hyundai Venue