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

2015 Buick Encore
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2015 Ford C-Max
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2015 MINI Cooper Countryman
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Select style
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
Select style
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
Select style
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 Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 to Seat 1 (ft³)
48.40 - 41.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 42.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 19.2 -
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 14 12.4
Steering
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 - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 - -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
RAK NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18 P225/50VR17 P225/45VR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3358 3859 3263
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" 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 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
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 40 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 38 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 36 31
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 88 -
Battery Range (mi)
- 20 -
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
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
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 - 1.48
Trans Type
6 1 6
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Hatchback ALL4 Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore Ford C-Max Energi MINI Cooper Countryman
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 - 6.5 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - -
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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