2019 Buick Encore in Madras, OR Falls Short of the 2019 Ford Escape

Consumers continue to demand compact crossovers such as the 2019 Buick Encore in Madras OR and the 2019 Ford Escape. Automakers have responded to this demand by making the vehicles more stylish, fuel efficient, and luxurious.

The long-running Ford Escape has benefited from this trend, and the Buick Encore is a product of it. Does the plusher Buick threaten Ford's supremacy in this league?

The 2019 Ford Escape in Madras OR started gaining praise from the moment it debuted. Along with expressive styling inside and out, the Escape boasts responsive handling and overall nimbleness that make it a very satisfying daily driver. High-quality materials are positioned throughout the cabin, and the sweeping dashboard is exceptionally attractive and functional.

Fuel economy is impressive on any of the three available four-cylinder engines. The top choice, a 240-horsepower 2-liter turbo, delivers a potent combination of power and efficiency.

Comfort

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Escape than in the Buick Encore, due to its ample head- and legroom. Unlike the 2019 Buick Encore in Madras OR, the Ford Escape will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers thanks to the roomy and well-thought-out cabin.

Suspension and Handling

For superior ride and handling, the Ford Escape has fully independent front and rear suspensions. An independent suspension allows the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement, without compromising ride comfort. The Buick Encore has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.

The Escape has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the vehicle flat and controlled during cornering. The Encore's suspension doesn't offer a rear stabilizer bar.

The Escape's drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Encore doesn't offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Escape's wheelbase is 5.3 inches longer than the wheelbase on the Encore (105.9 inches vs. 100.6 inches).

The Escape Titanium AWD handles at .85 G's, while the Encore pulls only .82 G's of cornering force in a Car and Driver skid pad test.

The Escape Titanium AWD executes Motor Trend's "Figure Eight" maneuver 2.3 seconds quicker than the Encore AWD (27.3 seconds @ .6 average G's vs. 29.6 seconds @ .54 average G's).


For greater off-road capability the Escape has a minimum ground clearance that is 1.6 inches greater than that of the Encore (7.8 vs. 6.2 inches), allowing the Escape to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Choose the best compact crossover

The 2019 Buick Encore in Madras OR is a very pleasant crossover that can be as basic or as luxurious as your tastes call for. The larger Escape is more capable overall and no slouch in the comfort department, either. That makes it our pick in this match-up.

TS&S Ford has been serving Madras, Prineville, Sisters, Culver, and Jefferson County, OR for many decades now, and we can't wait to welcome you through our doors. Contact us online, give us a call, or visit us in person at 1733 SW Highway 97 Madras, OR. We'd love to show you how fun buying a car can be!

Consumers continue to demand compact crossovers such as the 2019 Buick Encore in Madras OR and the 2019 Ford Escape. Automakers have responded to this demand by making the vehicles more stylish, fuel efficient, and luxurious.

The long-running Ford Escape has benefited from this trend, and the Buick Encore is a product of it. Does the plusher Buick threaten Ford's supremacy in this league?

The 2019 Ford Escape in Madras OR started gaining praise from the moment it debuted. Along with expressive styling inside and out, the Escape boasts responsive handling and overall nimbleness that make it a very satisfying daily driver. High-quality materials are positioned throughout the cabin, and the sweeping dashboard is exceptionally attractive and functional.

Fuel economy is impressive on any of the three available four-cylinder engines. The top choice, a 240-horsepower 2-liter turbo, delivers a potent combination of power and efficiency.

Comfort

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Escape than in the Buick Encore, due to its ample head- and legroom. Unlike the 2019 Buick Encore in Madras OR, the Ford Escape will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers thanks to the roomy and well-thought-out cabin.

Suspension and Handling

For superior ride and handling, the Ford Escape has fully independent front and rear suspensions. An independent suspension allows the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement, without compromising ride comfort. The Buick Encore has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.

The Escape has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the vehicle flat and controlled during cornering. The Encore's suspension doesn't offer a rear stabilizer bar.

The Escape's drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Encore doesn't offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Escape's wheelbase is 5.3 inches longer than the wheelbase on the Encore (105.9 inches vs. 100.6 inches).

The Escape Titanium AWD handles at .85 G's, while the Encore pulls only .82 G's of cornering force in a Car and Driver skid pad test.

The Escape Titanium AWD executes Motor Trend's "Figure Eight" maneuver 2.3 seconds quicker than the Encore AWD (27.3 seconds @ .6 average G's vs. 29.6 seconds @ .54 average G's).


For greater off-road capability the Escape has a minimum ground clearance that is 1.6 inches greater than that of the Encore (7.8 vs. 6.2 inches), allowing the Escape to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Choose the best compact crossover

The 2019 Buick Encore in Madras OR is a very pleasant crossover that can be as basic or as luxurious as your tastes call for. The larger Escape is more capable overall and no slouch in the comfort department, either. That makes it our pick in this match-up.

TS&S Ford has been serving Madras, Prineville, Sisters, Culver, and Jefferson County, OR for many decades now, and we can't wait to welcome you through our doors. Contact us online, give us a call, or visit us in person at 1733 SW Highway 97 Madras, OR. We'd love to show you how fun buying a car can be!

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