Compare 2013 BMW X1 vs 2013 Buick Encore

2013 BMW X1
2013 Buick Encore
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X1 AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 22 33 $29,900 $32,500
X1 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $35,510 $38,600
X1 RWD 4-Door 28i 24 34 $28,335 $30,800
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore AWD 4-Door 23 30 $24,672 $25,700
Encore AWD 4-Door Convenience 23 30 $25,449 $26,510
Encore AWD 4-Door Leather 23 30 $27,081 $28,210
Encore AWD 4-Door Premium 23 30 $28,502 $29,690
Encore FWD 4-Door 25 33 $23,232 $24,200
Encore FWD 4-Door Convenience 25 33 $24,009 $25,010
Encore FWD 4-Door Leather 25 33 $25,641 $26,710
Encore FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $27,062 $28,190
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,900
$24,672
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,500
$25,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$428 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
In our first drive, the 2013 BMW X1 seems a little more enthusiastic than it is versatile. 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
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.70
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.90 35.70
Front Head Room (in)
41.00 39.60
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.10
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.00 54.10
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
40.00 38.80
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.00 52.50
Front Leg Room (in)
41.40 40.80
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
108.70 100.60
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.80 69.90
Track Width, Front (in)
59.10 60.60
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.60 6.20
Length, Overall (in)
176.50 168.40
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
60.80 65.20
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.20 60.60
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.70 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)
14.80 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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 10.6 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.60 14.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.72
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA RVZ
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P215/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RAK
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P215/55R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA RAK
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 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 3309
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic fuel injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1250 - 4800 148 @ 1850
Engine Order Code
N20 LUV
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.4/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 - 6500 138 @ 4900
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 30
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.58
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.91
Trans Type
8 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.30 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA MHB
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X1 Buick Encore
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 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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