Compare 2021 Buick Encore GX vs 2020 Volvo XC40

2021 Buick Encore GX
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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
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T4 FWD Inscription
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC40 T4 FWD Inscription 23 33 $38,023 $40,450
XC40 T4 FWD Momentum 23 33 $31,678 $33,700
XC40 T4 FWD R-Design 23 33 $37,553 $39,950
XC40 T5 AWD Inscription 22 30 $39,903 $42,450
XC40 T5 AWD Momentum 22 30 $33,558 $35,700
XC40 T5 AWD R-Design 22 30 $39,433 $41,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,498
$38,023
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,600
$40,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$510 / month
$674 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Buick Encore GX steals the parking spot left between the smallest mainstream and luxury crossovers. The 2020 Volvo XC40 honed in on the Netflix and Stitch Fix crowd, with smart dynamics and style and an all-in subscription plan.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Small SUV 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
47.5 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 56.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 40.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 64
Wheelbase (in)
102.2 106.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.4 73.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 63
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
171.4 174.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
64.1 65.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.5 20.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 41.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 29.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 65.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
50.2 47.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - 20.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 37.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 34.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
16 x - TBD - 13.6
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)
15 x - TBD - 11.9
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 37.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
ZDC NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55R18 P235/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QAI NA
Front Tire Size
225/55R18 P235/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QAI NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 760
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 1600 221 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
L3T NA
Displacement
1.3/- TBD - 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 5600 187 @ 4700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 23
Transmission
Trans Order Code
M3F NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
2.45 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.81
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 5.25
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 -
Clutch Size (in)
N/A -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 1.95
Trans Type
9 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.96 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.03
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore GX Volvo XC40
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Watts Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 6.6
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 Buick Encore GX
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