2019 Buick Encore vs 2019 Hyundai Kona

Passenger side exterior view of a blue 2019 Buick Encore on the left "vs" driver side exterior view of a blue 2019 Hyundai Kona on the right

In your extensive search for a new crossover SUV you come across a few options that you think can fulfill all of your needs in a new vehicle but you want an easy way to see the differences between them. For that reason we furnish full-on side-by-side comparisons of our most popular models against their most stout competition. Right here below you can see all the similarities and differences between the 2019 Buick Encore and the 2019 Hyundai Kona in order for you to find out which one of these attractive and accommodating SUVs is the right one for you.

2019 Buick Encore


2019 Hyundai Kona

1.4L Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder
138 HP/ 148 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 147 HP/ 132 LB-FT
92.8 Cubic Feet Total Passenger Volume 94.1 Cubic Feet
48.4 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Space 45.8 Cubic Feet

What are the Similarities & Differences Between the 2019 Buick Encore and the 2019 Hyundai Kona?

There is another engine option for both the 2019 Buick Encore and the 2019 Hyundai Kona. The 2019 Encore offers a 1.4L Turbocharged Ecotec Inline 4-Cylinder that increases horsepower to 153 and torque to 177 lb-ft while also increasing overall fuel efficiency. Under the hood of the 2019 Hyundai Kona there is the option of a 1.6L Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder engine that provides more power but not as much on-highway fuel economy as the available engine of the 2019 Encore. All-Wheel Drive is also an available option for both the 2019 Encore and the 2019 Kona.

There is similar interior cargo and passenger space inside the 2019 Buick Encore and the 2019 Hyundai Kona but the 2019 Encore provides rear seat passengers with more headroom and legroom than the 2019 Kona does. You will find a color touchscreen display in the cabin of the 2019 Encore and 2019 Kona but the standard touchscreen for the Encore measures 8” and the Kona’s is only 7”. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ are standard equipment for both the 2019 Buick Encore and the 2019 Hyundai Kona but the 2019 Encore also gets loaded with standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capability which is something that the 2019 Kona doesn’t offer at any trim level. Thanks to its larger cargo space along with its better standard cabin comforts the 2019 Buick Encore takes the victory over the 2019 Kona. You can take the 2019 Encore for a test drive today at Sleepy Hollow to see all of its exciting specs and features firsthand.

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