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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
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Energi 5-Door HB SEL 40 36 $29,499 $31,635
Hybrid 5-Door HB SEL 42 37 $25,337 $27,170
Hybrid 5-Door HB SE 42 37 $22,539 $24,170
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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. Compared to the Toyota Prius, the 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi provide more driving enjoyment as well as a more comfortable, stylish interior -- even if they don't quite measure up in real-world fuel efficiency.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg N/A mpg
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 50.10
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.10
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.80
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.50
Front Leg Room (in) 40.80
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.70
Second Leg Room (in) 35.70
Front Head Room (in) 39.60
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.60
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.20
Length, Overall (in) 168.40
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.20
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.60
Wheelbase (in) 100.60
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.90
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD -
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.6 x 0.5
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.72
Rear Tire Order Code RAK
Front Tire Size P215/55R18
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code RAK
Spare Tire Order Code RVZ
Rear Tire Size P215/55R18
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
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16"
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 148 @ 1850
Engine Order Code LUV
Displacement 1.4/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 4900
Engine Type Turbocharged I4
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58
Clutch Size (in) NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91
Trans Type 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96
Trans Order Code MH8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Vehicle Name Buick Encore
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score NA
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.2
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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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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