Choosing a crossover is a tough job. Not only is the crowded automotive market filled with options, but each claims to be the best and brightest option. The 2017 Buick Encore crossover brings in the luxury and comfort we've come to expect from the Buick brand, but also adds in the capability and cargo space of the more rugged crossover SUV segment. We think this makes the Encore stand out from the competition. In order to help you see what makes it so special, we're comparing the 2017 Buick Encore and 2017 Honda HR-V.
2017 Buick Encore Technology
|2017 Buick Encore||VS||2017 Honda HR-V|
|1.4-liter I-4||Base Engine||1.8-Liter I-4|
|25/33 MPG City/Hwy||Fuel Economy Rating||25/33 MPG City/Hwy|
|6-Speed Auto||Standard Transmission||6-Speed Manual|
|18" Machined Aluminum||Wheels||17" Silver Aluminum|
When it comes to engine specs, the 2017 Honda HR-V and 2017 Buick Encore each come with a standard inline-four-cylinder engine that achieves 25 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway. Performance like that means you won't be breaking the bank when you hit the road in either the Encore or the HR-V.
However, the differences between the HR-V and Encore come in the form of an improved aesthetic experience for passengers inside the 2017 Encore. The sleek and streamlined interior design of the 2017 Encore conveys a feeling of luxury and quality, while the more segmented design of the HR-V lacks the polished appeal. Both vehicles come with a six-speaker audio system and standard Bluetooth compatibility for making hands-free phone calls and playing music from a smartphone device. Both crossover SUVs also offer seating for up to five passengers, but the leatherette seating trim in the 2017 Buick Encore adds a feeling of added luxury to the affordable vehicles interior.
If you're interested in taking a spin in the 2017 Buick Encore, give us a call or schedule your test drive appointment online. Our friendly automotive experts are here to answer your questions and give you a professional tour of the Encore's high-tech features.