2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Buick Encore

The days of Sport Utility Vehicles being gas-guzzling behemoths that take up the entire garage or driveway with their massive bulk are long gone. The automotive world has evolved in such a way that has allowed for smaller and more efficient SUVs, called crossovers. Crossovers are built like a car, using a unibody frame rather than putting a separate body on a truck chassis as full-size SUVs do. This allows for better fuel efficiency and more maneuverability while still giving drivers a commanding seating position, plenty of cargo space, and under-the-hood potency. Crossovers are such a hot market right now, and there is no shortage of them out there available to you if you are thinking of going the SUV or crossover route for your new set of wheels. Which one is right for you? We’re here to take a look at the 2017 Ford Escape vs the 2017 Buick Encore.

Both of these vehicles are quality examples of what makes crossover SUVs so special. They are built by two of the biggest names in the industry, but when you compare the two vehicles side-by-side, their differences begin to emerge more clearly.

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2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Buick Encore
2.5-liter Inline 4 Base Engine 1.4-liter Inline 4
168 HP Horsepower 138 HP
15.7 Gallons Fuel Capacity 14 Gallons
68 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 48.4 Cubic Feet

Comparing the 2017 Ford Escape and the 2017 Buick Encore

When you are driving a crossover SUV, you want efficiency that does not come at the expense of horsepower. Part of the fun of driving an SUV in the first place is the raw energy you feel when you press the accelerator, climbing up hills and navigating winding roads with ease. The 2017 Ford Escape is capable of delivering 168 horsepower, while the 2017 Buick Encore falls short of that with 138 horsepower. More power gives you more ability to haul more items. Indeed, the 2017 Ford Escape opens up to a maximum of 68 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are folded down, whereas the 2017 Buick Encore opens up to just 48.4 cubic feet of space. This could make a difference in terms of what comes along for the trip and what needs to stay behind.

The 2017 Ford Escape also has more fuel capacity with a 15.7-gallon fuel tank. This could mean fewer stops at the gas station and more time spent behind the wheel. The numbers speak for themselves. Contact Middleton Ford to find out how you can see the Escape in person today.

red 2017 Ford Escape exterior front on highway
2017 Ford Escape interior steering wheel and dashboard
2017 Ford Escape interior seating
red 2017 Ford Escape on highway side view

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white Ford Explorer in desert