2021 Buick Encore vs 2020 Buick Envision

The Buick lineup of SUVs hits every single mark. From luxurious style to ample space and cargo storage to impressive performances on the road, Buick SUVs offer it all. When shoppers come into Richard Karr Motors looking for their next Buick SUV, many ask us whether the Buick Encore or Buick Envision would be the right fit for them. Both of these Buick models offer seating for five passengers, so many shoppers find themselves trying to decide between the two of them.

This 2021 Buick Encore vs. 2020 Buick Envision comparison is here to give you a look at what these two Buick models have in common and what sets them apart. Continue reading to see what the 2021 Encore and 2020 Envision have to offer to see which Buick is the right fit for you. Click the link below to view the current lineup of new Buick models at Richard Karr Motors in Waco, TX.

$24,195 vs $34,695
ECOTEC 1.4-liter Turbo engine (138 horsepower) Starting
2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine (197 horsepower)
Standard 8-inch touchscreen Buick®
Infotainment System
18.8 cubic feet/48.4 cubic feet Power
26.9 cubic feet/66.8 cubic feet
Not Available Rear Park
Available Remote
2 trim levels Trim
5 trim levels

Key Differences – 2021 Encore vs. 2020 Envision

Being the smaller model of the two, the Encore comes before the Envision in the Buick SUV lineup. The 2021 Buick Encore starts off at a manufacturer suggested retail price of $24,195 and is equipped with an ECOTEC 1.4-liter Turbo engine. The Encore delivers 138 horsepower on the road and earns an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The big-sibling Buick Envision starts off at $34,695 and is equipped with a more powerful 197-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The Envision offers an equally impressive EPA-estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

Both Buick SUVs offer seating for up to five adult passengers with the Envision offering a little extra wiggle room for added comfort. The 2020 Envision offers 37.5 inches of rear legroom and boasts up to 66.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. The petite Encore offers a still-spacious 35.75 inches of rear legroom and up to 48.4 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.

When it comes down to choosing between the 2021 Buick Encore and the 2020 Buick Envision, the main question to consider is how much space you are looking for in a vehicle. Both models offer incredible performances on the road and an impressive array of interior features. Drivers looking for a little extra room in the cabin will want to opt for the 2020 Buick Envision, while those looking for a more compact luxury-inspired vehicle may lean towards the 2021 Buick Encore.

Whether you are looking at the Encore or the Envision, or if you haven’t made up your mind yet, you can book a test drive with these Buick vehicles at Richard Karr Motors in Waco, TX. Contact a member of our team today to get started on your search for a new Buick SUV in Central Texas.

2020 Buick Encore Under a Bridge
2020 Buick Encore on a Forest Path
Black 2020 Buick Encore on a road


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