Here we have a battle of crossovers: the first — a subcompact utility that tries its best to be a luxurious offering — is the Buick Encore. The second is somewhat of a tweener, as it straddles the midsize and compact vehicle segments and does its best to appeal to everyone in the market for a crossover. We’re, of course, referring to the Chevy Equinox.
The two GM-made crossovers are more alike (at least on paper) than one may think:
|DIMENSION||CHEVY EQUINOX||BUICK ENCORE|
|PRICE||$33,595 (AWD LTZ)||$30,440 (AWD Premium)|
|ENGINE||2.4L ECOTEC NATURALLY-ASPIRATED||1.4L ECOTEC TURBO|
|TRANSMISSION||6-SPEED AUTOMATIC||6-SPEED AUTOMATIC|
|FUEL ECONOMY (CITY/HWY)||20/29||23/30|
|INFOTAINMENT||CHEVY MYLINK – STANDARD||BUICK INTELLILINK – STANDARD|
|BUMPER TO BUMPER WARRANTY||3 YEARS/36,000 MILES||4 YEARS/50,000 MILES|
|PASSENGER VOLUME||99.7 CUBIC FEET||92.8 CUBIC FEET|
|CARGO VOLUME (BEHIND 2ND ROW)||31.5 CUBIC FEET||18.8 CUBIC FEET|
|CARGO VOLUME (2ND ROW FOLDED)||63.7 CUBIC FEET||48.4 CUBIC FEET|
So, which one would you (or did you) buy? Vote in our poll below, and then tell us the reason for your decision in the comments below.