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A blue 2020 Encore GX is shown from the side in front of a white building after winning the 2020 Buick Encore GX vs 2020 Mazda CX-3 comparison.

  In the world of upscale but not quite luxury subcompact crossovers, two competitors stand out - the 2020 Buick Encore GX vs 2020 Mazda CX-3. However, while both of these vehicles may occupy the same market segment, they are quite different in many ways. To begin with, the Buick Encore GX is a brand [...]

A couple is loading kayaks on the roof of a blue 2020 Buick Encore GX next to a lake.

  Compact crossovers are everywhere these days. As the perfect solution for active folks and small families, it’s no wonder why these petite SUVs have taken over the streets. They offer the space of an SUV with the fuel efficiency of a sedan. This blend creates the ideal fusion vehicle in a former whitespace of [...]

A silver 2020 Ford EcoSport is parked in front of a desert oasis.

If you are looking for a subcompact crossover SUV, these are two great options to compare: 2020 Ford EcoSport vs 2020 Buick Encore. Both offer tremendous value, and both provide reliable powertrains and impressive tech. For the price, you’ll also find spacious interiors and upscale materials, which is an unexpected find in this price range. [...]

A dark grey 2020 Chevy Trax is parked in front of a wooden wall after winning the 2020 Chevy Trax vs 2020 Buick Encore comparison.

  SUVs in general and compact SUVs, in particular, have experienced some of the greatest demand from customers in recent years. Folks see the value in a vehicle that combines the convenience of a compact car with the dependability and versatility of an SUV. A compact SUV will have more room for you, your passengers, [...]

A red 2019 Buick LaCrosse is driving with a blurred background.

A Top Down Review of the 2019 Buick LaCrosse

Visit any Buick dealer, and chances are you'll be introduced to a slew of vehicles that walk the blurred line between premium and standard consumer vehicles. From streamlined, compact sports utility vehicles like the 2019 Buick Envision to sleek premium styled vehicles like the 2019 Buick Regal Sportback. The Buick family lineup is diverse and [...]

A grey 2019 Buick Enclave is driving through an intersection.

  SUVs are often celebrated for their power, performance, and versatility. When examining the 2019 Buick Enclave vs 2019 Dodge Durango, buyers will find that these two SUVs are no exception. Both of these large vehicles have a lot to offer in the competitive SUV market, but there are also some key differences between these [...]

Rendering of 992 Porsche 911 GT3 as featured in this week's edition of AutoInfluence Weekly Automotive News

FCA & Nissan Merger (plus Ford & GM Merger?)

    Annnnnnd we’re back…AutoInfluence easing the month of May right out the door with this week’s current automotive news headlines. But first, let’s address the elephant in the room, the rumored merger of Ford and General Motors. Unless you’re living under a rock, those of you who follow our weekly headlines in real-time are [...]

A grey 2019 Buick Enclave is shown from a front side angle driving.

  We have done the heavy lifting for you as far as gathering research and set up a comparison page with a spec by spec analysis pitting two of the top contenders in the three-row, full-size SUV category against one another: the 2019 Buick Enclave vs 2019 Honda Pilot. Both brands put forth enticing carryover [...]

Lexus LC 500h prototype in Space Orange, as featured in this week's Automotive News headlines for the week of May 17th

Annnnd we’re back… AutoInfluence with all of your automotive news headlines for this week of May 17th. Starting with… Ford Much to the chagrin of stateside enthusiasts, Ford unveiled the wagon-styled variant of the Focus ST, an offering that isn’t available in the U.S. Offering a welcome 58 cubic feet of passenger / cargo space, [...]

A black 2019 Buick Encore is driving at a darker hour.

Buick Luxury or Honda Essentials?

Trying to decide between the 2019 Buick Encore vs 2019 Honda HR-V? You’re essentially choosing between a luxury compact SUV and a more simply-built subcompact SUV. While the Encore is more expensive, it offers numerous standard features and incredible luxury touches. However, the 2019 Honda HR-V is more affordable with its short list of features [...]