Compare 2014 Buick Encore vs 2014 Ford C-Max

2014 Buick Encore
2014 Ford C-Max
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 25 33 $23,193 $24,160
AWD 4-Door 23 30 $24,633 $25,660
FWD 4-Door Convenience 25 33 $24,753 $25,785
AWD 4-Door Convenience 23 30 $26,193 $27,285
FWD 4-Door Leather 25 33 $26,385 $27,485
FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $27,806 $28,965
AWD 4-Door Leather 23 30 $27,825 $28,985
AWD 4-Door Premium 23 30 $29,246 $30,465
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2014 Ford C-Max
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Hybrid 5-Door HB SE 42 37 $22,539 $24,170
Hybrid 5-Door HB SEL 42 37 $25,337 $27,170
Energi 5-Door HB SEL 40 36 $29,499 $31,635
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,193
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,160
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$403 / month
$0 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
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
City
25 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
33 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.70
Second Leg Room (in)
35.70
Front Head Room (in)
39.60
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 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 -
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.72
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
RVZ
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
RAK
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RAK
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3190
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16"
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged I4
Fuel System
Electronic fuel injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850
Engine Order Code
LUV
Displacement
1.4/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA
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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