Compare 2015 Buick Encore vs 2015 Ford C-Max vs 2015 MINI Countryman

2015 Buick Encore
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2015 Ford C-Max
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2015 MINI Countryman
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore AWD 4-Door 23 30 $24,542 $25,565
Encore AWD 4-Door Convenience 23 30 $26,548 $27,655
Encore AWD 4-Door Leather 23 30 $28,272 $29,450
Encore AWD 4-Door Premium 23 30 $29,697 $30,935
Encore FWD 4-Door 25 33 $23,102 $24,065
Encore FWD 4-Door Convenience 25 33 $25,108 $26,155
Encore FWD 4-Door Leather 25 33 $26,832 $27,950
Encore FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $28,257 $29,435
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5-Door HB SEL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Max Energi 5-Door HB SEL 40 36 $29,626 $31,770
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
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ALL4 4-Door John Cooper Works
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Countryman ALL4 4-Door John Cooper Works 25 31 $31,660 $35,350
Cooper Countryman ALL4 4-Door S 25 31 $25,545 $27,850
Cooper Countryman FWD 4-Door 27 34 $21,585 $22,750
Cooper Countryman FWD 4-Door S 26 32 $23,950 $26,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,542
$29,626
$31,660
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,565
$31,770
$35,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$530 / month
$589 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Buick Encore could use a little power, but it's otherwise a mostly solid entry into a very small segment. With their stylish interiors and perky driving feel, the 2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi are somewhat sportier alternatives to the Toyota Prius lineup. The mildly updated 2015 MINI Countryman is a versatile compact crossover, one of the smallest on the market, that maintains MINI's character and fun-to-drive spirit.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 40 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50.08 51.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.18 55.9 52.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.8 99.7 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.78 39.4 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.55 55.2 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.82 43.1 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.65 54.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.75 36.5 33.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.58 41 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.62 60.5 60.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.22 5.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
168.41 173.6 161.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.26 63.8 61.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.62 60.4 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
100.60 104.3 102.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.85 72 70.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48.40 - 41.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - - 16.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.80 - 16.5
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 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.6 x 0.5 11 11
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.0 11.8 12.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 14 12.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 38.4 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion 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 NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18 P225/50VR17 P225/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
RAK NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
RVZ NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P225/50VR17 P225/45VR18
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)
3358 3859 3263
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 390 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 129 @ 4000 192 @ 1850
Engine Order Code
LUV 99U NA
Displacement
1.4/83 2.0 L/122 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 188 @ 6000 208 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged I4 Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic fuel injection Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 36 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 40 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 38 27
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 88 -
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
- 20 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 - 1.48
Trans Type
6 1 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 - 3.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 - 2.13
Trans Order Code
MHB NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 2.57 3.71
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 - 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 - 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 - 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore Ford C-Max Energi MINI Cooper Countryman
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Hatchback ALL4 Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 - 6.5 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
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-
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
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Rollover Rating
-

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