While we may think the new 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is one of the best compact SUVs on the market, plenty of our customers want to know what the competition looks like. At Mike Miller Mitsubishi, we’re confident in our vehicles and never shy away from a challenge, and for the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander, the new 2020 Buick Encore is its number one challenger.

One vehicle borders a level of luxury, while the other is a rugged adventure-ready vehicle. When all is said and done, the 2020 Buick Encore and the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander are certainly a pair of evenly matched competitors. However, for the sake of consistency, we’ll use their powertrains, spacing, and additional features as a litmus test for success.

The 2020 Buick Encore utilizes a 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4 engine which puts out 138 horsepower. The inside of the Buick Encore offers only 19 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, and you’ll have to pay extra for anything that comes close to a luxury experience.

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander, on the other hand, jumps far ahead of the Buick Encore with its baseline 2.4-liter I-4 engine that churns out 166 horsepower and 162 lb-ft worth of torque, with the possibility of upgrading to a beefier six-cylinder unit if you want. With three rows of seating, the Mitsubishi Outlander has plenty of room to grow, with a total of 63.3 cubic feet of total cargo space.

While the 2020 Buick Encore is a decent package on its own, it’s hard to compete with what’s offered by Mitsubishi in their flagship compact SUV. If you want to see for yourself why we picked the Mitsubishi Outlander over the Buick Encore, our dealers can go into further detail. At Mike Miller Mitsubishi, we’re all about transparency, and we strive every day to be a reliable Mitsubishi dealership in Peoria, IL.