Compare 2021 BMW X1 vs 2022 Buick Encore GX

2021 BMW X1
2022 Buick Encore GX
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sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X1 sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 24 33 $33,420 $35,400
X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 23 31 $35,280 $37,400
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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 $25,449 $26,400
Encore GX AWD 4-Door Select 26 29 $26,799 $27,800
Encore GX FWD 4-Door Essence 29 32 $27,956 $29,000
Encore GX FWD 4-Door Preferred 29 31 $23,521 $24,400
Encore GX FWD 4-Door Select 29 31 $24,871 $25,800

Pricing

Invoice Price

$33,420
$29,498

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$35,400
$30,600

Monthly Payment Estimate

$590 / month
$510 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.2
6.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2021 BMW X1 is an appealing crossover with hatchback moves, but keep a lid on options for the better value. The 2022 Buick Encore GX slips into a small premium crossover niche with turbo-3 power and good infotainment.

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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 94.3

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

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)

- - TBD -

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- - 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)

3567 3273

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 - TBD -

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 27

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 6.6

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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2021 BMW X1
  • 2022 BMW X1s orderable; 2021 X1s available
  • Lease: From $399 for 36 months
  • Rebate: Up to $2,500 off
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR for 60 months
2022 Buick Encore GX
  • 2022 Encore GX in stock; 2023s coming soon
  • Lease: From $219/mo
  • Rebates: No cash offers this month
  • Finance: From 0% APR
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