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Selected Style FWD 4-Door
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Features

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 25 33 $23,193 $24,160
FWD 4-Door Convenience 25 33 $24,753 $25,785
FWD 4-Door Leather 25 33 $26,385 $27,485
FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $27,806 $28,965
AWD 4-Door 23 30 $24,633 $25,660
AWD 4-Door Convenience 23 30 $26,193 $27,285
AWD 4-Door Leather 23 30 $27,825 $28,985
AWD 4-Door Premium 23 30 $29,246 $30,465
5-Door HB Pop
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Pop 25 33 $19,050 $19,195
5-Door HB Easy 25 33 $19,783 $20,395
5-Door HB Trekking 25 33 $20,713 $21,395
5-Door HB Lounge 24 33 $23,503 $24,395
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Buick Encore is one of very few subcompact premium crossovers, and it mostly does well in that role--but it could use more power. Tall wagons aren't a thing here, yet, but the 2014 Fiat 500L gives us one more reason to ask, why not?
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.80 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.50 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.80 40.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.70 53.6
Second Leg Room (in) 35.70 35.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.60 40.7
Second Hip Room (in) 50.10 53
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.10 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.8 99.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.20 -
Length, Overall (in) 168.40 166.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 65.20 65.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.60 59.4
Wheelbase (in) 100.60 102.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.90 69.8
Track Width, Front (in) 60.60 59.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 48.40 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 18.80 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 23.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 68
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.6 x 0.5 10.4
Brake Type Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.0 12
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 32.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.72 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/55R18 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code RAK TV6
Spare Tire Order Code RVZ NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55R18 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code RAK TV6
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3190 3203
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16" NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.0 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.0 16 X 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 150
Engine
Displacement 1.4/83 1.4 L/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 4900 160 @ 5500
Engine Type Turbocharged I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 148 @ 1850 184 @ 2500
Engine Order Code LUV EAM
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 33
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.36
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.94 4.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.12
Trans Order Code MH8 DE1
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.53 3.83
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 0.98
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.62
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 4.15
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick Encore FIAT 500L
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.2 6.6 (Est)
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
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