2017 Honda HR-V V. 2017 Buick Encore

When it comes to shopping for a new subcompact SUV, you simply can't go wrong with the 2017 Honda HR-V. From the outside in, this vehicle is anything but ordinary. To see how it performs when pitted against one of its top rivals, we at Apostolakis Honda created this comparison between the HR-V and the 2017 Encore in which the 2017 HR-V reigns supreme!

One of the main areas in which these two vehicles differentiate is interior volume. Although both offer an impressive amount of space inside, the Honda HR-V takes first place. Behind its second-row seat, this model boasts a commodious 24.3 cubic ft. of trunk volume (1) to accommodate your belongings. Those in the Buick Encore may feel limited on what they can bring along, as it features just 18.8 cubic ft. of cargo space (2) in the same circumstance. Furthermore, while the Encore tries to redeem itself, it still falls short. With its second-row seats flat, the 2017 Encore is only able to create 48.4 cubic ft. of total cargo space (2), while the HR-V features a staggering 58.8 cubic ft. of total cargo room (1). 
As we move along in this head-to-head battle, we'll take a look at interior amenities. Practicality is at the forefront of the HR-V, as it comes standard with two 12-volt power outlets in its cabin to provide your devices with instant charge; one is located in the front row and one in the second row to accommodate all in the vehicle. If you're in the Encore, you won't have access to such convenience, as it hosts just one 120-volt outlet in its top trim levels - no outlets come standard. While both models equip a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, the Honda HR-V does one better. Along with this functionality, its rear seat also boasts the capability to be folded up instead of down, allowing you to bring along taller cargo with ease. The Encore doesn't equip a comparable function.
If you were to take a drive in both the HR-V and Encore, it'd be immediately obvious that the Honda HR-V blows its competition out of the water. Idling beneath its hood is the 1.8L 4-cylinder engine, which pumps out a satisfying 141 horsepower. Not to mention, it also achieves a maximum 28/34 MPG city/hwy (3) to support your varying driving needs. The Encore can't quite muster up the same level of strength or efficiency, unfortunately. As the standard offering, this vehicle houses the 1.4L ECOTEC® 4-cylinder powertrain that is worth just 138 horsepower. It'll also have you stopping at the pump more often, considering it features a fuel economy of 25/33 MPG city/hwy (4). 
This concludes our matchup of the 2017 Honda HR-V vs 2017 Buick Encore in Cortland, OH, and in more ways than one, the HR-V effortlessly sweeps the competition! You can experience it firsthand here at Apostolakis Honda as soon as today with a test drive. Give us a call at 800-900-4600 for more information.

(1) Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability, and operation of this vehicle. Follow applicable load limits and loading guidelines.
(2) Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
(3) Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
(4) EPA estimated.


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