Who said that stylish crossovers couldn't be fuel efficient? If you're currently looking to save on gas, but without reducing your cabin and cargo space, there's two options that you'll need to consider and decide on: the Ford EcoSport vs. Buick Encore. 

Both of these vehicles offer a lot to their respective drivers, but at Ray Price Stroud Ford, we're going to help drivers in Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley, Nazareth, and East Stroudsburg learn more about these crossovers and how they differ.

Keep reading this Ford EcoSport vs. Buick Encore comparison to see which crossover is the one for you!

EcoSport vs Encore: Engine Options & Efficiency

The EcoSport and Encore each offer engines that aim to please drivers with a high fuel economy. 

  • The EcoSport includes a 1.0L 3-cylinder engine and the Encore features a 1.4L 4-cylinder engine. 
  • The difference in fuel economy isn't drastic, but the EcoSport leads in the city with 27 MPG, vs. the 25 city MPG that the Encore gets. 
  • Each vehicle offers an engine option to boost the performance a little further. 
  • The EcoSport, when equipped with the 2.0L 4-cylinder, can deliver 166 horsepower, while the 1.4L turbo 4-cylinder engine that the Encore offers tops off at 153 horsepower.

Ford EcoSport vs Buick Encore: Interior Dimensions & Cargo Space

The Ford EcoSport and Buick Encore are each equipped to carry 5 passengers with a little room in the back for luggage or materials. 

The EcoSport has front legroom of 42.9 inches of space offered, which is a little roomier than the 40.8 inches of front legroom in the Buick Encore. 

The EcoSport also offers more for rear passengers with 36.7 inches of legroom, while the Buick Encore falls behind by one inch with 35.7 inches.

The most important difference in space comes with the cargo areas. The EcoSport offers 20.9 cubic feet of space which expands to 50 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down. The Encore, on the other hand, offers 18.8 cubic feet of cargo space which only expands to 48.4 cubic feet of total cargo space.

Ford EcoSport vs Buick Encore: Media & Technology Features

Both of these fuel-efficient crossovers include some impressive features, even at the base level. Each vehicle offers a dashboard-mounted display screen that can be used to access the array of features. 

Both the Ford EcoSport and Buick Encore include USB and auxiliary inputs to connect portable media players, a standard radio, and Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming. 

Each crossover offers an optional SiriusXM® trial, but the trial featured with the EcoSport (6 months) is twice as long at the Encore trial (3 months).

Choosing the Right Crossover

Now that you've got an idea of what the Ford EcoSport and Buick Encore each offer, you're closer to making your decision. You saw that the EcoSport has some significant advantages over the Encore, but you can benefit from learning even more about this efficient crossover and what it offers by dropping by Ray Price Stroud Ford for a test drive! You can get a strong sense of what this vehicle offers by taking it out for a test drive.

Schedule your test drive at Ray Price Stroud Ford-we're here to help drivers in in Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley, Nazareth, and East Stroudsburg make the right choice when it's time to find the car for them!

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