2018 Buick Encore vs 2018 Honda HR-V

Driver side exterior view of a gray 2018 Buick Encore on the left "vs" a front exterior view of a blue 2018 Honda HR-V on the right

It is easy to find the type of new vehicle that you want by simply looking at the exterior style and saying, “yeah, that looks good”. But there are so many more deciding factors once you get past the initial attraction. Two of the most attractive compact SUV’s currently available are the 2018 Buick Encore and the 2018 Honda HR-V. They both provide their owners with a sleek and sporty exterior appeal as well as a comfortable interior with flexible passenger and cargo space. Dig deeper into the details of the 2018 Encore and the 2018 HR-V right here and find out which one of these vehicles fits your needs best.

2018 Buick Encore


2018 Honda HR-V

1.4L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 1.8L Inline 4-Cylinder
6-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 6-Speed Manual
25 MPG City/ 33 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 25 MPG City/ 33 MPG HWY
Available All-Wheel Drive Available
*EPA estimates of the Base Trim Level with Standard Equipment.

Differences Between the 2018 Encore & the 2018 HR-V

The 2018 Buick Encore makes six trim levels available to help customers find the exact combination of specs and features to meet their daily demands, while the 2018 Honda HR-V only offers three. Both the 2018 Encore and the 2018 HR-V offer All-Wheel Drive (AWD) for optimal confidence over any terrain, but the 2018 Buick Encore provides AWD on five of its six trims while the 2018 Honda HR-V only offers it when equipped with a transmission upgrade.

On the interior, the 2018 Buick Encore and the 2018 Honda HR-V have spacious seating for five passengers, but the 2018 Encore provides more standard interior amenities than the 2018 HR-V does. Standard interior features of the 2018 Buick Encore include an OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay™, and a Trial Subscription to OnStar Guidance & SiriusXM Radio. You can find all of these same features on the 2018 Honda HR-V once you start paying for trim upgrades. With more standard interior equipment and a more dynamic drivetrain, the 2018 Buick Encore is the easy choice over the 2018 Honda HR-V. Take the 2018 Buick Encore for a test drive today at Davenport Auto in Rocky Mount, NC and you might just drive it right home with you.

Passenger side exterior view of a Buick Enclave
Driver side exterior view of a black Buick Envision