Compare Jeep Wrangler vs. Honda CR-V vs. Buick Encore

Compare the Jeep Wrangler against the Honda CR-V and Buick Encore. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Wrangler, CR-V and Encore stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Wrangler, CR-V and Encore. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Jeep Wrangler 2014 Honda CR-V 2014 Buick Encore
2014 Jeep Wrangler 2014 Honda CR-V 2014 Buick Encore
4WD 2dr Sport
  • 4WD 2dr Sport
  • 4WD 2dr Freedom Edition *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr Sport
  • 4WD 4dr Freedom Edition *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 2dr Sahara
  • 4WD 2dr Polar Edition *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr Sport RHD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 2dr Rubicon
  • 4WD 2dr Rubicon X
  • 4WD 4dr Sahara
  • 4WD 4dr Dragon Edition *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr Polar Edition *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr Rubicon
  • 4WD 4dr Rubicon X
  • LX 2WD
  • LX AWD
  • EX 2WD
  • EX AWD
  • EX-L 2WD
  • EX-L 2WD with RES
  • EX-L AWD
  • EX-L 2WD with Navigation
  • EX-L AWD with RES
  • EX-L AWD with Navigation
  • FWD
  • AWD
  • Convenience FWD
  • Convenience AWD
  • Leather FWD
  • Premium FWD
  • Leather AWD
  • Premium AWD


MSRP $22,395 $23,120 $24,160
Invoice $21,838 $21,718 $23,194
Avg. Paid $22,760 $19,234 $20,206

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.9 8.5 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.3 8.8 8.7
Performance 7.9 7.5 7.3
Interior 6.9 8.1 7.5
Cost to Own 8.6 9.0 9.0
Safety 5.7 9.2 8.9
Reliability 2.0 4.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

  • Great off-road capability
  • Standard four-wheel drive
  • Convertible SUV
  • Large cargo area
  • Spacious front and back seats
  • Standard rearview camera
  • Premium interior
  • Lots of standard features
  • High fuel economy
  • Noisy cabin
  • Low fuel economy
  • Limited standard features
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Low safety score
  • Lacks more powerful available engines
  • Small cargo area
  • Slow highway acceleration

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded V-6 3.6 L/220 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144 Turbocharged I4 1.4/83
MPG 17 City / 21 Hwy 23 City / 31 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy



Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle


Wheelbase(in) 95.4 103.1 100.60
Length, Overall (in) 163.8 178.3 168.40
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 71.6 69.90
Height, Overall (in) 72.5 64.7 65.20

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Optional Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Hardtop Optional
Convertible Soft Top Standard
Targa Roof Optional
Running Boards Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3305 3190

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front All-Terrain Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Optional
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear All-Terrain Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Optional
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard
Steel Wheels Standard Standard


Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2000 1500


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Luggage Rack Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Optional Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 104.1 92.8
Front Head Room (in) 41.3 39.9 39.60
Front Leg Room (in) 41 41.3 40.80
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 58.6 54.10
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 54.5 51.70
Second Head Room (in) 40.3 38.6 38.80
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 38.3 35.70
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 56.4 52.50
Second Hip Room (in) 44.7 53.1 50.10
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 55 70.9 48.40
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 12.8 37.2 18.80
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 12.8 37.2 - TBD -


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Optional Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Standard


Cloth Seats Optional Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Optional Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Optional Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional
Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged I4
Displacement 3.6 L/220 2.4 L/144 1.4/83
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 285 @ 6400 185 @ 7000 138 @ 4900
Torque (Net @ RPM) 260 @ 4800 163 @ 4400 148 @ 1850
Transmission Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 34.9 37 36.7


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 (Est) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 (Est) 31 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 15.3 14.0


Suspension Type - Front Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front Leading Link
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Arm


Automatic Optional Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional Standard
5-Speed Automatic Optional Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.