Compare 2019 BMW X1 vs 2020 Buick Encore

2019 BMW X1
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sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X1 sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 23 32 $33,005 $34,950
X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 22 31 $34,865 $36,950
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AWD 4-Door Essence
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore AWD 4-Door Essence 24 29 $29,691 $30,800
Encore AWD 4-Door Preferred 24 29 $25,160 $26,100
Encore AWD 4-Door Sport Touring 24 29 $26,317 $27,300
Encore FWD 4-Door 25 30 $23,176 $23,200
Encore FWD 4-Door Essence 25 30 $28,245 $29,300
Encore FWD 4-Door Preferred 25 30 $23,714 $24,600
Encore FWD 4-Door Sport Touring 25 30 $24,871 $25,800
Encore GX AWD 4-Door Select N/A N/A $26,702 $27,700
Encore GX FWD 4-Door Select N/A N/A $24,774 $25,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,005
$29,691
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,950
$30,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$583 / month
$513 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.7
5.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 BMW X1 crossover is the right shape and the right price for entry luxury buyers willing to overlook some flaws. The 2020 Buick Encore was a good choice for city slickers, but it’s showing its age in all the wrong ways
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 40.82
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 38.78
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.2 92.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 52.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.9 39.58
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.18
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
37 35.75
Second Hip Room (in)
- 50.08
Front Hip Room (in)
- 51.65
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 100.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 60.65
Length, Overall (in)
175.4 168.35
Height, Overall (in)
62.9 65.25
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 60.62
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.22
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.1 18.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.7 48.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.8 x 1.0
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.6 x 0.5
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
927 RAK
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR18 P215/55R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
927 RAK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA RVZ
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR18 P215/55R18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3543 3358
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18" x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16" x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18" x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1450 148 @ 1850
Engine Order Code
NA LUV
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.4/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 5000 138 @ 4900
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 29
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 4.58
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.53
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.91
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.01 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.96
Trans Order Code
205 MNK
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X1 Buick Encore
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 6.8
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
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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2019 BMW X1
  • 2019 BMW X1 available; 2020s arriving
  • Incentive: $1,000 college grad bonus
  • Finance: 0.9% for 60 months + $2,500
  • Lease: From $349 for 36 mos. on 2020s
2020 Buick Encore
  • 2020 Encore in good supply; 2019s almost gone
  • Up to $5,350 factory cash on 2019s; $4,850 on 2020s
  • Lease a 2020 from $199 for 39 months
  • Get 0% APR for 84 months + 120-day deferral
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