Compare 2016 Buick Encore vs 2016 FIAT 500L

2016 Buick Encore
2016 FIAT 500L
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 25 33 $23,102 $24,065
AWD 4-Door 23 30 $24,542 $25,565
FWD 4-Door Convenience 25 33 $25,300 $26,355
FWD 4-Door Sport Touring 28 34 $26,256 $27,350
AWD 4-Door Convenience 23 30 $26,740 $27,855
FWD 4-Door Leather 25 33 $27,168 $28,300
AWD 4-Door Sport Touring 26 32 $27,696 $28,850
FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $28,593 $29,785
AWD 4-Door Leather 23 30 $28,608 $29,800
AWD 4-Door Premium 23 30 $30,033 $31,285
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5-Door HB Pop
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Pop 25 33 $19,387 $19,495
5-Door HB Easy 25 33 $20,359 $20,795
5-Door HB Trekking 25 33 $21,373 $21,880
5-Door HB Urbana Trekking 25 33 $21,373 $21,880
5-Door HB Lounge 22 30 $24,099 $24,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,102
$19,387
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,065
$19,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$401 / month
$325 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Buick Encore masks its economy-car roots well, but tepid performance keeps its from earning a premium label. The 2016 Fiat 500L has hatchback utility down pat, but its styling is quirky and performance is average, at best.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.65 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.75 36.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.58 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.8 98.8
Second Hip Room (in)
50.08 49.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.18 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.78 38.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.55 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.82 40
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
100.60 102.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.85 69.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.62 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.22 -
Length, Overall (in)
168.41 167.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.26 65.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.62 59.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 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 with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 22.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 68
Brakes
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 12
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 10.4
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.72 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 32.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
RVZ NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
RAK TV6
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
RAK TV6
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3237 3212
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18" x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18" x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 184 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
LUV EAM
Displacement
1.4/83 1.4 L/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 160 @ 5500
Engine Type
Turbocharged I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.62
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.36
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 4.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.12
Trans Order Code
MNK DE1
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.83
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore FIAT 500L
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Hatchback
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.3
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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