2019 Buick Encore vs 2019 Honda HR-V

Passenger side exterior view of a black 2019 Buick Encore on the left "vs" front driver side exterior view of a black 2019 Honda HR-V on the left

When comparing similar compact crossover SUVs like the 2019 Buick Encore and the 2019 Honda HR-V you want a simple side-by-side breakdown of their most important specs and features. Below you can find an easy-to-understand chart with their standard drivetrain specs as well as comparisons of the 2019 Encore and 2019 HR-V’s standard and available interior features. Find out which SUV is better for you and your daily driving needs with our comprehensive comparison of the similarities and differences between the 2019 Buick Encore and the 2019 Honda HR-V right here below.

2019 Buick Encore


2019 Honda HR-V

1.4L Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 1.8L Inline 4-Cylinder
138 HP/ 148 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 141 HP/ 127 LB-Ft
6-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission Continuously Variable
25 MPG City/ 33 MPG HWY Fuel Economy 28 MPG City/ 34 MPG HWY

What are the Similarities & Differences Between the 2019 Buick Encore and the 2019 Honda HR-V?

As you can see in the chart above the 2019 Buick Encore and the 2019 Honda HR-V have very similar standard drivetrain specs. The 2019 Buick Encore, however, provides an upgrade to its standard engine while the 2019 Honda HR-V does not. A 1.4L Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing and Start-Stop Technology is the available engine upgrade for the 2019 Encore and it increases horsepower to 153 and torque to 177 lb-ft and it also increases fuel economy to 28 MPG City/ 34 MPG HWY. All-Wheel Drive (AWD) is offered for both the 2019 Buick Encore and the 2019 Honda HR-V for confident driving through poor weather conditions as well as rough roads.

There is also spacious seating for five people inside the 2019 Buick Encore and the 2019 Honda HR-V but the Encore provides passengers with more 1st and 2nd-row headroom than the HR-V does. You will also find split-folding 2nd-row seats in both the 2019 Buick Encore and the 2019 Honda HR-V for optimal cargo and passenger versatility but the Encore adds a flat-folding front passenger seat as well for even more cargo convenience. The cabins of the Encore and the HR-V also get equipped with a large color touchscreen displays but the standard screen size of the Buick Encore is 8” while the standard screen of the Honda HR-V is only 5” and the largest touchscreen offered by the HR-V is only 7”.

Thanks to it available engine upgrade along with its better standard interior features the 2019 Buick Encore takes a hard-fought victory over the 2019 Honda HR-V. You can take the 2019 Buick Encore for a test drive today at Sleepy Hollow Auto in Viroqua, WI to experience all of its standard and available equipment firsthand.

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