Compare 2013 Acura RDX vs 2013 Buick Encore

2013 Acura RDX
2013 Buick Encore
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,245 $34,320
AWD 4-Door 19 27 $33,540 $35,720
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $35,669 $38,020
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $36,965 $39,420
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 25 33 $23,232 $24,200
FWD 4-Door Convenience 25 33 $24,009 $25,010
AWD 4-Door 23 30 $24,672 $25,700
AWD 4-Door Convenience 23 30 $25,449 $26,510
FWD 4-Door Leather 25 33 $25,641 $26,710
FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $27,062 $28,190
AWD 4-Door Leather 23 30 $27,081 $28,210
AWD 4-Door Premium 23 30 $28,502 $29,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,245
$23,232
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,320
$24,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$572 / month
$403 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Acura RDX improves on the sporty crossover theme with refined ride quality, more features, and better fuel economy. The 2013 Buick Encore does nearly everything a pint-sized premium crossover should do--minus a few dozen horsepower, that is.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 52.50
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 40.80
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 51.70
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 35.70
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.60
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 50.10
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 54.10
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.80
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 60.60
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 100.60
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 69.90
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 60.60
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 6.20
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 168.40
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 65.20
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 18.80
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 48.40
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 10.6 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 14.0
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74 2.72
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 36.7
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA RAK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA RVZ
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P215/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RAK
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P215/55R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3717 3190
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic fuel injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 5000 148 @ 1850
Engine Order Code
NA LUV
Displacement
3.5L/212 1.4/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6200 138 @ 4900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 33
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.269 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.094 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA MH8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.250 3.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.065 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.555 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.359 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.484 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.754 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Buick Encore
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Compound Crank
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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