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Buick Encore vs. Honda CR-V

In comparing the Buick Encore to the Honda CR-V, the Buick Encore has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Honda CR-V has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Buick Encore versus the Honda CR-V, the Honda CR-V is a better car than the Buick Encore.

Buick Encore versus Honda CR-V Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Buick Encore ranges from $20,148 to $27,475 while a used Honda CR-V from the same model year range is priced between $26,333 to $36,700. For a new model, the Buick Encore's price is between $22,529 and $28,391, with the Honda CR-V priced between $28,170 and $36,765.

Buick Encore versus Honda CR-V Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Buick Encore is 8.4 out of 10 while the Honda CR-V's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the Buick Encore being ranked 2 out of 12 Best Luxury Subcompact SUVs and the Honda CR-V being ranked 5 out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Buick Encore’s base engine makes 155 horsepower, and the Honda CR-V base engine makes 190 horsepower. The Encore is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 448 miles. The CR-V is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 476 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Honda CR-V, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Buick Encore, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and rear head room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Buick Encore has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity, while the Honda CR-V has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance.

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2022 Buick Encore

2023 Honda CR-V

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$22,529 - $28,391

Used Asking Price:

$20,148 - $27,475

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.3%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,170 - $36,765

Used Asking Price:

$26,333 - $36,700

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

36.5%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

7.2 / 10

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.3 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 12
2 / 12
10 / 67
18 / 67

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 24
3 / 61
4 / 24
5 / 61
5 / 24
10 / 61
32 / 61

Summary Review

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Summary Review

The Honda CR-V is a compact crossover with mass appeal. It has been one of the best-selling SUVs since its introduction as a 1997 model. The current CR-V benefitted from a redesign for the 2017 model year, with new models costing an average of $31,288 and 3-year-old models averaging $25,089.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • Hybrid version available
  • Assertive exterior design
  • Highly functional and comfortable interior

  • Priced higher than some competitors
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is not to every driver’s taste
  • Blind-spot monitoring unavailable in base models

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Preferred

Trim Levels

EX-L, EX

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

155 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

177 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.049 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

190 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

179 foot-lbs @ 1700 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.054 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 32 / 27

Range (city/hwy):

336 / 448 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

28 / 34 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

392 / 476 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

N/A

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

52.5 inches

Cargo Space:

18.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

48.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

111.6 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

39.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

76.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

142.8 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3195 lbs

Width:

70.1 inches

Height:

65.2 inches

Length:

168.4 inches

Wheelbase:

100.6 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.2 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3497 lbs

Width:

73.5 inches

Height:

66.2 inches

Length:

184.8 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum with painted accents

Tire Size:

P215/55R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/60R18