Compare 2020 BMW X1 vs 2021 Buick Encore GX

2020 BMW X1
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sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X1 sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 24 33 $33,235 $35,200
X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 23 31 $35,095 $37,200
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AWD 4-Door Essence
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore GX AWD 4-Door Essence 26 29 $29,498 $30,600
Encore GX AWD 4-Door Preferred 26 29 $25,256 $26,200
Encore GX AWD 4-Door Select 26 29 $26,799 $27,800
Encore GX FWD 4-Door Essence 28 31 $27,570 $28,600
Encore GX FWD 4-Door Preferred 28 31 $23,328 $24,200
Encore GX FWD 4-Door Select 28 31 $24,871 $25,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,235
$29,498
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,200
$30,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$587 / month
$510 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 BMW X1 welcomes crossover shoppers into the luxury brand with a good price and nice features. The 2021 Buick Encore GX steals the parking spot left between the smallest mainstream and luxury crossovers.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Small Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.2 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 53.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.9 39.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
37 36.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 40.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 38.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- 51.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 47.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61.1
Length, Overall (in)
175.5 171.4
Height, Overall (in)
62.9 64.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 102.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 71.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.7 50.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.1 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.1 23.5
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
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
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 16 x - TBD -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 15 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR18 225/55R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
927 QAI
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZDC
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR18 225/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
927 QAI
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3554 - TBD -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 x 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1450 174 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA L3T
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.3/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 5000 155 @ 5600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.52 4.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.17
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 3.01
Trans Type
8 9
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 2.96
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.18 3.31
Trans Order Code
205 M3F
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 2.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.45
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.62
Clutch Size (in)
- N/A
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X1 Buick Encore GX
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Watts Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 6.4
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
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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2020 BMW X1
  • 2021 BMW X1 arriving, 2020s sold out
  • Incentive: College graduate bonus
  • Finance: 1.9% for 60 months
  • Lease: From $379 for 36 months
2021 Buick Encore GX
  • 2021 Encore GX supplies up to speed
  • Lease: From $219 for 39 months
  • Rebates: Up to $3,450 off
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 72 months + $1,000 bonus
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