Compare 2017 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2017 Buick Encore near Hilton Head Island


Compare the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek vs Buick Encore Near Hilton Head Island

There's no denying that the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek and 2017 Buick Encore share many similarities, which makes them prime options for drivers in the Hilton Head Island and Garden City, GA areas. Both models seat up to five passengers, and both are part of the popular crossover vehicle segment. The biggest differences become obvious when comparing performance, style and interior comfort. The Peacock Subaru sales team is happy to help you compare features and options to decide which model best meets your coastal driving needs.

New Crosstrek and Buick Encore Performance and Efficiency Overview

You deserve a crossover that can keep up with all of your Hardeeville adventures. That's why the Subaru sales consultants at our dealership recommend the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek. Not only does the Crosstrek offer more horsepower than the Encore, but it also sports better fuel economy at the base level as well. Let's examine several key points of difference between the Buick Encore and Subaru crossover today.

  • The 2017 Crosstrek gets better fuel economy than the 2017 Encore, offering an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/29 mpg combined in comparison with the Buick crossover base trim's 25 mpg city/33 mpg highway/28 mpg combined.
  • Enjoy the confidence of a Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system, a standard feature only on the Subaru Crosstrek. The Buick Encore comes as a Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) model and does not offer a Symmetrical AWD system.
  • You can also enjoy more horsepower in the new Crosstrek, getting up to 148 horsepower for your Beaufort and Bluffton excursions. The new Encore only gets up to 138 horsepower at the base trim.
  • Turns are easier in the Crosstrek, with a turning circle of only 34.8 compared to 36.7 in the Buick Encore.

Interior Comfort and Overall Style of the Crosstrek vs Encore

The Buick Encore and Subaru Crosstrek have stylish exteriors with many bells and whistles on the inside. However, the Subaru offers a sportier appearance overall and better ground clearance than the Buick crossover. The differences continue as you compare interior size and comfort as well as cargo capacity. Let's briefly examine these key metrics.

  • The new Encore only offers 6.2 inches of ground clearance while the Crosstrek offers a generous 8.7 inches clearance.
  • You and your co-pilot can enjoy more legroom in the front seats when you choose the new Subaru Crosstrek. Enjoy a generous 43.5 inches, in comparison with the new Buick Encore's 40.9 inches of front legroom.
  • The Subaru crossover also offers more cargo space than its Buick crossover counterpart, netting 51.9 cubic feet of cargo space compared to 48.4 cubic feet in the Encore.
  • If you want a stylish and well-performing vehicle, the Subaru Crosstrek comes in at a much lower starting price than the Buick Encore, increasing your value even more beyond the fuel economy savings you may also experience.

Request a New Crosstrek Test Drive at Peacock Subaru Today!

We believe the answer to your crossover comparison dilemma is clear: The Buick Encore simply does not compare to the high expectations set forth by the Subaru Crosstrek. Come by the Peacock Subaru dealership soon to test drive the Crosstrek and learn about our affordable auto finance solutions. We have a sporty range of 2017 Subaru models for sale at attractive prices, and our Subaru sales team can help you discover a trim level that complements your personal style of adventure. Whether you travel up the coast in pursuit of adventure or you stick close to home, chances are you'll find a new travel companion at our Subaru dealership in Hardeeville, South Carolina. We hope to greet you at Peacock Subaru soon!

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