2020 Buick Encore vs. Nissan Rogue | Which is Right for Me?

2020 Buick Encore

Are you in the market for a new and nimble SUV? The 2020 Buick Encore and 2020 Nissan Rogue offer superb flexibility and sporty personalities for your consideration. To help you decide which model is right for you, the team at Reed Buick GMC in Kansas City, MO, put together this model comparison, placing the Encore versus the Rogue.

If you are looking for more information on the 2020 Buick Encore, visit our Buick Encore research hub. Then browse the inventory of available Encore models at our Kansas City, MO, dealership to find your favorite model. If you have questions about how the 2020 Buick Encore stacks up against the 2020 Nissan Rogue, give one of the Buick product specialists at Reed Buick GMC a call at (888) 210-8101 or submit our online contact form.

For this comparison, we pitted the 2020 Buick Encore Preferred AWD, starting at $27,095 MSRP versus the 2020 Nissan Rogue SV AWD, starting at $28,070 MSRP.


Agile handling and tight turning make the 2020 Encore a maneuverable masterpiece. Coming in with a 100.6-in. wheelbase and 168.35-in. of overall length, compared to 106.5-in. wheelbase and 184.5-in. total length for the Rogue, the Encore is perfect for fitting into tight parking spots or city driving. Both models we compared offer all-wheel drive (AWD), and Encore trims Preferred and up offer AWD in addition to front wheel drive models. Under the hood, the Nissan Rogue operates with a larger engine, which also produces more horsepower and torque. You’ll find, however, that the Encore’s turbocharged engine offers more than enough giddyup to fit the way your life moves. Browse the information we’ve collected in the table below to learn more about both models.

2020 Buick Encore Model 2020 Nissan Rogue
1.4L DOHC turbocharged I4 Engine 2.5L I4
138 HP Horsepower 170 HP
148 lb-ft. Torque 175 lb-ft.
25/30 MPG(city/hwy) 26/33
Six-speed automatic Transmission Xtronic CVT®

2020 Buick Encore Interior


Purposeful design makes all the difference in a new vehicle. Even with less overall length than the Rogue, the Encore offers a surprisingly spacious cabin, more than enough cargo solutions, and comparable seating for you and your passengers. Browse the key interior specs for both models below.

2020 Buick Encore Model 2020 Nissan Rogue
  • 48.4 cu.-ft. max. cargo space
  • Seating for five
  • 35.75 in. rear leg room
Key Specs
  • 70 in. max. cargo capacity
  • Seating for five
  • 37.9 in. rear leg room
  • Six-way power driver’s seat
  • Two-way manual front passenger seat
  • Single zone manual air conditioning
  • 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat
  • Cargo cover
  • Flat-folding front passenger seatback
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Buick QuietTuning™
  • Satin Silver and chrome shift knobs
  • Front bucket seats
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Cloth with leatherette seat trim
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • Four-way manual front passenger’s seat
  • EZ Flex® seating system with second-row split folding/sliding reclining seat
  • 40/20/20 split folding second row seat
  • Quick Comfort® heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Cloth seat trim

2020 Buick Encore infotainment display


Travel with intelligence and never miss a beat, moment, or memory. Both the Buick Encore and Nissan Rogue offer strong interior tech features, including many similar options. However, the Encore offers modern drivers a larger touchscreen and access to satellite radio and downloadable content. Look through the main tech feature for both models to see which one fits your lifestyle best.

2020 Buick Encore Model 2020 Nissan Rogue
  • 8-in. diagonal color touchscreen
  • Bluetooth®
  • Apple Carplay® and Android Auto™
  • Siri EyesFree and natural voice recognition
  • Auxiliary jack
  • Ability to download third-party apps to infotainment system
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi®
  • Buick Connected Access capable

Tech Features

  • NissanConnect® 7-in. touchscreen
  • Bluetooth
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Hands-free text messaging assistant
  • Six speakers
  • Auxiliary jack

2020 Buick Encore safety


Drive with confidence behind the wheel of either the 2020 Buick Encore or the 2020 Nissan Rogue. Whether you value all the driver-assistive tech, or a more traditional approach to safety, both models offer features for you to consider. Look through the table below for more details.

2020 Buick Encore Model 2020 Nissan Rogue
  • Ten airbags
  • Available side blind zone alert
  • Available rear cross traffic alert
  • Rear vision camera
  • StabiliTrak® electronic stability control
  • OnStar® capability
  • Signature LED daytime running lamps
Safety Features
  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Intelligent lane intervention blind spot warning
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Rearview monitor
  • Rear sonar system
  • Rear automatic braking
  • High beam assist
  • Intelligent trace control
  • Intelligent engine brake
  • Hill start assist