Compare 2014 Buick Encore vs 2014 Ford C-Max

2014 Buick Encore
2014 Ford C-Max
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore AWD 4-Door 23 30 $24,633 $25,660
Encore AWD 4-Door Convenience 23 30 $26,193 $27,285
Encore AWD 4-Door Leather 23 30 $27,825 $28,985
Encore AWD 4-Door Premium 23 30 $29,246 $30,465
Encore FWD 4-Door 25 33 $23,193 $24,160
Encore FWD 4-Door Convenience 25 33 $24,753 $25,785
Encore FWD 4-Door Leather 25 33 $26,385 $27,485
Encore FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $27,806 $28,965
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5-Door HB SEL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Max Energi 5-Door HB SEL 40 36 $29,499 $31,635
C-Max Hybrid 5-Door HB SE 42 36 $22,539 $24,170
C-Max Hybrid 5-Door HB SEL 42 36 $25,337 $27,170
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,633
$29,499
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,660
$31,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$428 / month
$527 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Buick Encore is one of very few subcompact premium crossovers, and it mostly does well in that role--but it could use more power. Compared to the Toyota Prius, the 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi provide more driving enjoyment as well as a more comfortable, stylish interior -- even if they don't quite measure up in real-world fuel efficiency.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 40 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50.10 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.10 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.8 99.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.80 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.50 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.80 43.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.70 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.70 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.60 41
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.60 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.20 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
168.40 173.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.20 63.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.60 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
100.60 104.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.90 72
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48.40 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.80 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 19.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 42.8
Brakes
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)
10.6 x 0.5 11
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.0 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 14
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.72 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
RAK TDH
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
RAK TDH
Spare Tire Order Code
RVZ NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P225/50VR17
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3309 3859
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 129 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LUV 99U
Displacement
1.4/83 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 188 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged I4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Electronic fuel injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 40
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 38
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 88
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
- 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 -
Trans Order Code
MHB NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 2.57
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore Ford C-Max Energi
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 -
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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