2016 Buick Encore vs 2016 Honda HRV

2016 Buick Encore 2016 Honda HRV
138 HP Horsepower 141 HP
8.1 l/100km Combined Fuel Economy 7.6 l/100km
18.8 cu. ft. Cargo Volume 24.3 cu. ft.
92.8 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 96.1 cu. ft.

2016 Buick Encore vs 2016 Honda HRV

2016 Buick Encore vs 2016 Honda HRV

Since its inception just a couple of short years ago in 2013, the Buick Encore has been making waves. The subcompact crossover utility vehicle segment is still extremely fresh and small, and Buick certainly made a wise decision capitalizing on it when it did as today the Encore is perhaps its most popular vehicle. We wanted to take a look at it in comparison to another one of the only subcompact crossovers out there on the market and one that has generated just as much excitement. Of course we just so happen to be talking about another one of our own vehicles, and we’ll be comparing the 2016 Buick Encore vs 2016 Honda HRV.

Differences between 2016 Buick Encore, Honda HRV

As you can see from the table above, both mini crossovers are extremely comparable, it just so happens that the HRV manages to eke out the advantage in every category. In terms of power, they might as well be identical as the HRV’s 3-horsepower advantage doesn’t exactly mean much. Fuel efficiency isn’t that much different, though utilizing a half-litre less every 100 kilometres would certainly save you some change at the gas station.

Unfortunately where the 2016 Buick Encore really starts to give in is in terms of capacity. Obviously you’re looking at a subcompact crossover for a reason, and space probably isn’t one of them. But you do want some space or you’d just look at a sedan, so the fact that the Honda HRV can offer an extra 5.5 cubic feet of cargo space and an extra 3.3 cu. ft. of passenger volume is certainly an advantage. What it should really come down to however is style and how enjoyable the driving experience is, so schedule a couple of test drives here on our website and come take them each for a spin yourself!


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