In the market for a new car? If you’re looking for a new SUV and can’t decide between the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2019 Buick Encore, we’ve put them side-by-side so you can see how they compare in terms of price, safety, performance, and more.
Interior and MPGs
Both the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Buick Encore have about the same amount of legroom and headroom in the front and back seats. The Outlander gets better gas mileage than the Encore, though. The Outlander gets about 24 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway, while the Buick Encore gets about 25 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
The Outlander has a lower starting price than the Encore. The base price of the Mitsubishi is just over $24,000, and the base price of the Encore is just over $23,000.
But there are many things to think about when figuring out how much a car costs. The MSRP for both of these SUVs is about the same, but the Outlander has a higher Destination Charge than the Buick, so its total price is a bit higher.
Size and Space
This year, the Mitsubishi Outlander is wider than the Buick Encore, which could make it harder to park the Outlander in tight spaces. But some people want a bigger SUV, so the Mitsubishi Outlander might be a better choice for them. The Outlander is also a little bit longer than the Encore. The Outlander is a little bit bigger on the outside, but on the inside, it has the same number of seats and the same amount of cargo space as the Encore.
Both the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Buick Encore have about the same torque, but the Outlander has less horsepower than the Encore. Also, the Outlander is easier to turn than the Encore because it has a smaller turning circle. This means the Outlander drives better and is easier to get in and out of tight spaces.
The warranty on the Mitsubishi Outlander is better than the warranty on the Buick Encore. The basic warranty on the Outlander lasts for 5 years and 60,000 miles. It covers the whole SUV and includes 24-hour roadside assistance.
The basic warranty for a Buick is 4 years or 50,000 miles.
The warranty on the powertrain for the Mitsubishi is 4 years and 30,000 miles longer than the one for the Buick. For 10 years or 100,000 miles, all repairs to the engine, transmission, axles, joints, and driveshafts are covered on the Outlander. The warranty on the Encore is good for 6 years or 70,000 miles.
As for the corrosion warranty, the Outlander gives you 7 years and the Encore gives you 6.
All new cars are put through front crash tests at 35 mph by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Buick Encore was safer than the Mitsubishi Outlander in these tests.
The Outlander doesn’t have child comfort guides on the rear seat shoulder belts like the Encore does. The Encore also comes with OnStar as a standard feature, but the Outlander does not.
Both of these models have frontal airbags for the driver and passenger, front side-impact airbags, knee airbags for the driver, and side-impact head airbags as standard equipment. Both also come with safety features like four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems, rearview cameras, collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors, and rear cross-path warnings.
Previous 2016 Model Comparisons
SUVs are usually known for how powerful they are and how big they are. But these two don’t fall into that range because their main selling points are that they are quiet and safe. Today, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2016 Buick Encore go head-to-head.
The Encore comes with Buick’s Standard QuietTuning technology, which, according to Buick.com, helps “block and absorb noise from the road, wind, and other vehicles, resulting in a serene interior cabin.”
The engineers at Mitsubishi also spent a lot of time making the 2016 Outlander quieter. As a result, the new generation of the Outlander has sound-isolating windshield glass, sound dampening inside and out, and re-tuned suspension dampening.
But that’s where the similarities between the two models end. And the engines are where the differences start.
The Encore gets a little better gas mileage than the Outlander, but that doesn’t make up for the Encore’s poor performance.
The Encore’s base model with front-wheel drive and four doors is said to get 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. On the other hand, this fuel economy comes from a 1.4 Liter Turbocharged I4 engine that can make 138 horsepower and 148 net torque.
In this case, Mitsubishi is the winner. The base two-wheel drive 4-Door ES trim of the Outlander has the same estimated fuel economy as the Encore, which is 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. It also has the same 2.4 Liter Regular Unleaded I-4 engine that can make 166 horsepower and 166 net torque.
This difference stays the same in the top models of each brand. The Buick Encore Premium with all-wheel drive gets the best gas mileage, with an estimated 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Its engine, however, is still a long way behind that of the Mitsubishi. Even in its most expensive trim, the Encore has the same 1.4-liter turbocharged I4 engine that can make 138 horsepower and 148 net torque.
On the other hand, the AWC 4-Door Mitsubishi Outlander GT has a whole new beast for the driver to enjoy. The Outlander has a 3.0 Liter Premium Unleaded V-6 engine that can make 224 horsepower and 215 net torque. However, it still gets 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which is a good rating.
One good thing about the Encore is that Buick made sure customers could choose from a lot of different trims. There are ten different trims for the 2016 Buick Encore line. Mitsubishi also gave buyers a lot of choices, with seven different trims to choose from.
The last area where the Outlander is better than the Encore is possibly one of the most important. Pricing.
The base price for a 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander ES is $22,995, while the base price for a 2016 Buick Encore is $24,065. Even at the top of the two lines, the Encore is more expensive. The 2016 Buick Encore Premium starts at $31,285, while the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander GT starts at $30,995.