2018 Buick Encore vs 2018 Ford Escape

Exterior view of a black 2018 Buick Encore o left "vs" exterior view of a Blue 2018 Ford Escape on right

When the need to upgrade to an SUV arises, you have probably already come to your wits end on how you are going to make it through another day inside your cramped car. The idea of another bill every month on top of the added fuel expenses that are incurred by owning an SUV make you cringe, and have made you postpone your much-needed purchase. But you can leave your worries at the door with the efficiency and versatile interior space of the 2018 Buick Encore and the 2018 Ford Escape. Take a closer look at all of the similarities and differences between the 2018 Buick Encore and the 2018 Ford Escape.

2018 Buick Encore


2018 Ford Escape

1.4L Turbocharged 4- Cylinder Standard Engine 2.5L Duratec I-4
6-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
25 MPG City/ 33 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 21 MPG City/ 29 MPG HWY
5 Passengers Seating Capacity 5 Passengers
*Fuel Economy are EPA estimates and reflect the lowest trim level with Two-Wheel Drive

The Difference is in the Details

The chart above depicts the standard features of the 2018 Buick Encore and the 2018 Ford Escape. The standard engine of the Ford Escape does deliver slightly more power than the Encore’s, but the 2018 Buick Encore supplies better fuel efficiency. Both the 2018 Buick Encore and the 2018 Ford Escape make All-Wheel Drive (AWD) available for confidence driving through any terrain. The 2018 Buick Encore and the 2018 Ford Escape also have standard Rear Vision Camera and 60/40 Split folding rear seats, but the 2018 Encore also comes standard with an OnStar® 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, Mounted Controls on a Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and an 8” Color Touchscreen. You can find most of these features on the 2018 Ford Escape but only as an upgrade, and 4G LTE isn’t even offered. When choosing to upgrade to the 2018 Buick Encore Premium, SUV shoppers are rewarded with Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Front and Rear Park Assist, Rainsense™ Automatic Wipers, Heated Front Seats and even a Heated Steering Wheel. With more standard features and a more efficient drivetrain, the 2018 Buick Encore is the clear choice over the 2018 Ford Escape. You can find the right fit 2018 Buick Encore at Davenport Autopark in Rocky Mount, NC today.

Drivers side exterior view of a Buick Envision
Passenger side exterior view of a Buick Enclave