Compare 2020 Buick Encore vs. 2020 Honda H-RV

2020 Buick Encore
2020 Honda HR-V

2020 Buick Encore


2020 Honda HR-V

1.4L 4cyl Turbo


1.8L 4cyl
138 HP


141 HP
25 city / 30 hwy*

Fuel Economy

28 city / 34 hwy*

Serving Pensacola, FL

There are many enjoyable features on the 2020 Buick Encore, as you’ll see when you arrange your Buick Encore online test drive with the customer-oriented associates at Buick GMC Pensacola. This year, there are some minor changes to the Buick Encore at Buick GMC Pensacola. The 2020 Encore still has its first-class interior that has made it a popular pick in the past. The Encore excels especially in the area of luxury and technology. Many safety amenities are also included, which is a plus for families looking for a safe small SUV. A silky smooth ride quality is another advantage of the 2020 Encore. If you’re looking at extra-small SUVs, you may also be considering the 2020 Honda HR-V. However, the Buick is a better option if you want a spacious vehicle with a comfortable, quiet ride, more power, and a stylish exterior.


If you want an extra-small SUV that accelerates quickly on demand, the Buick Encore at Buick GMC Pensacola is an ideal option. The Buick delivers 148 LB-FT in torque, which is more than the maximum torque of 127 LB-FT that comes with the Honda. The Buick also has a versatile drivetrain with the availability of all-wheel drive across the board. Front-wheel drive is standard, and the Buick has a six-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly. A cloud-like ride is also a plus for the Encore at Buick GMC Pensacola, which makes even the roughest roads feel less jarring. The Honda HR-V, in contrast to the Buick, has a stiffer ride quality that can make your excursions less comfortable and enjoyable, especially on longer trips.

Interior and Design

A virtual Buick Encore online test drive also gives you a realistic preview of the vehicle’s interior. The cabin, as you’ll discover when you step into the driver’s seat, contains high-end touches and premium amenities on all trim levels. The second row of seats folds flat in the Buick to fit people or cargo more easily. If you’re planning to haul a bunch of cargo and belongings around, you’ll appreciate the fact that the front passenger’s seat folds flat for more storage space. Air conditioning is a basic feature with the Encore, and you have the convenience of keyless entry and remote start. The base technology package is equally generous with an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, WiFi, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Two USB ports are ready to keep your devices charged on demand. For the entry-level sound system you will get satellite radio and a six-speaker stereo. More safety technology comes with the Preferred trim. Additional safety technology, including rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring, are added to the top Buick trim called the Essence. Leather seats are added to the Essence as well, and it gets a heated steering wheel. Technology additions include a 120V power outlet. Parking sensors in both the front and back ends, lane departure warning, and forward collision avoidance are optional features. A higher-end Bose sound system is offered for the Essence and Sport trims, and most trim levels are eligible for a sunroof. The Honda HR-V has a smaller infotainment screen to start with. At the base level, a 5-inch display is the most that you’ll get. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are not standard. While the Buick includes some advanced safety technology with all trims, premium safety aids must be purchased separately with an additional package for the Honda HR-V. The Honda also lacks the USB ports and separate 120V power outlet that come with the 2020 Buick Encore.


Starting even at the base level, the Buick Encore at Buick GMC Pensacola is a vehicle designed to turn heads. LED headlights give the Buick a bold look, along with its standard 18-inch wheels. The Buick also has standard heated mirrors and roof rails. The Honda, in comparison, only has LED headlights at the top trim level, and roof rails are not standard.

Contact Buick GMC Pensacola today to book your Buick Encore online test drive.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.