|2016 Honda HR-V||2016 Buick Encore|
|141 HP||Horsepower||138 HP|
|2,902 lbs.||Curb Weight||3,237 lbs.|
|7.5 l/100km||Combined Fuel Efficiency||8.1 l/100km|
|24.3 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||18.8 cu. ft.|
2016 Honda HR-V vs 2016 Buick Encore
While the HR-V nameplate was used from 1998 to 2006 for a 3-door mini-sport utility vehicle, the 2016 Honda Hi-rider Revolutionary Vehicle, or HR-V, might as well be a brand-new vehicle. One of the latest entries into the fast-growing subcompact crossover segment, the Honda HR-V looks to expand Honda’s presence on the light-truck front, and thus far it has done a wonderful job. We decided we wanted to compare the HR-V against one of its fiercest competitors, a vehicle that has quickly garnered popularity and praise in the class, so we stacked up the 2016 Honda HR-V vs 2016 Buick Encore.
Advantages of the 2016 Honda HR-V
So let’s take a look at the table above to see just how superior Honda’s entry is. For starters, the Honda HR-V has a 3-horsepower advantage over the Encore, but that would hardly be noticeable on the open road. Until you factor in the curb weight of course, which is an area that the HR-V once again comes out in front, by weighing 335 lbs. less than the Buick Encore. These two specifications combined mean that the Honda vehicle should be able to deliver a more enjoyable driving experience to those sitting behind the wheel.
Moving on, the 2016 Honda HR-V also has an advantage in combined fuel efficiency, where it utilizes just over a half litre less fuel per 100 kilometres driven both on the highway and through the city. Lastly, the Encore doesn’t offer quite as much cargo capacity as the HR-V, with a cargo hold that is 5.5 cu. ft. smaller. So not only will Honda’s subcompact crossover deliver a more enjoyable driving experience, but better fuel efficiency and spaciousness as well.
If it sounds like the 2016 Honda HR-V is the perfect vehicle for you, don’t hesitate to give us a call or schedule a test drive right here on our website. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have, and simply cannot wait to see you in the driver’s seat of your perfect vehicle.