2021 Buick Encore vs. Nissan Rogue | Which is Right for Me?

2021 Buick Encore vs. Nissan Rogue

Are you in the market for a new and nimble SUV? The 2021 Buick Encore and 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Buick Encore stacks up against the 2021 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 2021 Buick Encore Preferred AWD, starting at $26,415 MSRP versus the 2021 Nissan Rogue SV Intelligent AWD, starting at $30,090 MSRP.


Agile handling and tight turning make the 2021 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.

2021 Buick Encore Model 2021 Nissan Rogue
ECOTEC 1.4L Turbo engine Engine 2.5L I4
155 HP Horsepower 181 HP
177 lb-ft. Torque 181 lb-ft.
25/30 MPG(city/hwy) 26/33
Five Seating Five


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.

2021 Buick Encore Model 2021 Nissan Rogue
  • Three comfort zones
  • Seating for five
  • Hands-free access
Key Specs
  • Three comfort zones
  • Seating for five
  • Hands-free access
  • 2-way Manual Front Passenger Seat
  • 4.2″ Diagonal Color Driver Information Center
  • 6-speaker Audio System
  • 60/40 Split-folding Rear Bench Seat
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual
  • Cargo Cover
  • Compass Display
  • Cruis Control
  • Defrogger, Rear-window, Electric
  • Chrome door handles
  • Power door locks
  • Oil life monitoring system
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Theft-deterrent system, immbolizer, vehicle, PASS-Key III
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Interior & Cargo
  • Dual Panel Panoramic Moonroof
  • Memory System
  • Bose Premium Audio System
  • Remote Engine Start System
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature control
  • Heated Steering Wheel and Seats
  • Under-shifter storage

2021 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.

2021 Buick Encore Model 2021 Nissan Rogue
  • Buick Infotainment System®
  • MyBuick® Mobile App
  • SirusXM® 3-month All Access Trial Subscription
  • Wifi® hotspot capable
  • Available 4G LTA Wifi Hotspot
  • Buick Connected Services
  • Premium LED Lighting
  • Power Moonroof
  • Quiettuning® Technology
  • Keyless Open and Start
  • Buick® Connected Accessible capable
  • Buick® Infotainment system with 7″ diagonal color touch-screen
  • OnStar® and Buick® Connected Services capable

Tech Features

  • Digital dashboard
  • Head-up display
  • Touch-screen display
  • Nissan Door to Door Navigation
  • Wireless charging
  • Apple CarPlay® available

2021 Buick Encore safety


Drive with confidence behind the wheel of either the 2021 Buick Encore or the 2021 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.

2021 Buick Encore Model 2021 Nissan Rogue
  • Ten airbags
  • Front and rear park assist
  • Lane departure warnings
  • Rainsense® wipers system
  • Foreward collision alert
  • Onstar® safety and security
  • Side blind zone alert
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Rear vision camera
Safety Features
  • Car-seat ready
  • Rear sun shades
  • 4-door keyless entry
  • Read door alert
  • Motion Activated Liftgate
  • Divide-N-Hide®
  • Remote-folding rear seats
  • 10 standard air bags