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2021 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Honda HR-V

2021 Buick Encore

vs.

2021 Honda HR-V
1.4L Turbo engine

Base Engine

1.8L inline 4-cylinder
6-speed automatic

Transmission

2-speed CVT
155 hp

Horsepower

144 hp
177 lb-ft

Torque

127 lb-ft
18.3 ft

Turning Radius

18.7 ft
168.4 inches

Total Vehicle Length

170.4 inches
Standard

Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™

Available

Henrico drivers on the hunt for the perfect new compact SUV would do well to compare the 2021 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Honda HR-V. Both models are agile and fun to drive, but only one can come home with you when it’s time to secure the keys. Join Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC Richmond in our detailed comparison of the Buick Encore vs. Honda HR-V below to discover which model provides the performance and maneuverability you’re looking for on Glen Allen streets.

Encore vs. HR-V: Base Engines

Both the Buick Encore and the Honda HR-V provide just one engine option for all of their trim levels. The HR-V engine is a 1.8L inline 4-cylinder, which is slightly larger than the 1.4L engine in the Buick Encore. However, the Encore engine is supported by Turbo power, so it actually provides more horsepower and torque than the HR-V! This means you’ll enjoy a more spirited performance on Goochland highways. Compare the Buick Encore vs. Honda HR-V engines and performance specs in detail:

2021 Buick Encore Engine

  • 1.4L Turbo engine
  • 155 hp
  • 177 lb-ft of torque

2021 Honda HR-V Engine

  • 1.8L inline 4-cylinder
  • 144 hp
  • 127 lb-ft of torque

Encore vs. HR-V: Transmissions

Not only does the Buick Encore generate more power than the Honda HR-V, but its transmission also enables it to provide a smoother ride quality. Compare the Encore vs. HR-V transmission types below:

  • 2021 Encore: 6-speed automatic transmission, electronically controlled with overdrive
  • 2021 HR-V: 2-speed Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

Encore vs. HR-V: Maneuverability

If you’re researching compact SUVs, you’re probably looking for something that provides more interior space than a sedan, but will still be easy to maneuver on crowded city streets. This is yet another area where the Buick Encore proves itself to be a superior choice with a shorter total vehicle length and a smaller turning radius than the Honda HR-V:

2021 Buick Encore Exterior Dimensions

  • Turning Radius: 18.3 ft
  • Overall Length: 168.3 inches

2021 Honda HR-V Exterior Dimensions

  • Turning Radius: 18.7 ft
  • Overall Length: 170.4 inches

Buick Encore vs. Honda HR-V: Infotainment Options

The Buick Encore is built for modern drivers, featuring the Buick Infotainment System which supports Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Bluetooth® wireless streaming on a 7-inch high-resolution color touchscreen display. The Honda HR-V provides its own infotainment system, but Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are not compatible with the baseline trim. Additionally, the HR-V’s standard LCD display is only 5 inches.

Test Drive the Buick Encore at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC Richmond!

The Buick Encore vs. Honda HR-V presents a tough competition, but the Encore manages to outshine its competitor with a more powerful base engine and more standard infotainment features. If you’d like to experience the superior power of the Encore from behind the wheel, contact us to set up a test drive! Before your visit, you can get pre-approved for financing by applying online.

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