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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,245 $34,320
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $35,669 $38,020
AWD 4-Door 19 27 $33,540 $35,720
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $36,965 $39,420
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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
FWD 4-Door Leather 25 33 $25,641 $26,710
FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $27,062 $28,190
AWD 4-Door 23 30 $24,672 $25,700
AWD 4-Door Convenience 23 30 $25,449 $26,510
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 52.50
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 40.80
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
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
Front Tire Order Code NA RAK
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing 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
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 25
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
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
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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