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2015 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2015 Buick Encore Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Equinox than in the Buick Encore. The Chevrolet Equinox will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Buick Encore.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Chevrolet Equinox, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Buick Encore.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Equinox or the Buick Encore, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Chevrolet Equinox will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Buick Encore.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Equinox is much wider than the Buick Encore, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Equinox, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Buick Encore.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Chevrolet Equinox transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Buick Encore.

Handling
The Chevrolet Equinox has a larger turning radius than the Buick Encore, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Equinox greatly out-muscles the Buick Encore.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Buick Encore. With the Chevrolet Equinox, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Buick Encore.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Equinox is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Buick Encore.

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2015 Chevrolet
Equinox

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MSRP*: $24,520 - $33,670
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2015 Buick
Encore

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MSRP*: $24,065 - $30,935
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 3.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 20 - 22 23 - 25
Highway MPG: 29 - 32 30 - 33
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,294 - $31,987 $23,102 - $29,698

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