Compare 2017 Buick Encore vs 2016 FIAT 500X

2017 Buick Encore
2016 FIAT 500X
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 25 33 $22,875 $22,990
FWD 4-Door Preferred 25 33 $23,390 $24,365
FWD 4-Door Sport Touring 25 33 $24,542 $25,565
AWD 4-Door Preferred 24 30 $24,830 $25,865
FWD 4-Door Preferred II 25 33 $25,790 $26,865
AWD 4-Door Sport Touring 24 30 $25,982 $27,065
AWD 4-Door Preferred II 24 30 $27,230 $28,365
FWD 4-Door Essence 25 33 $27,902 $29,065
FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $29,246 $30,465
AWD 4-Door Essence 24 30 $29,342 $30,565
AWD 4-Door Premium 24 30 $30,686 $31,965
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FWD 4-Door Pop
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Pop 25 34 $19,895 $20,000
FWD 4-Door Easy 22 31 $22,099 $22,735
FWD 4-Door Trekking 22 31 $22,657 $23,335
AWD 4-Door Easy 21 30 $23,916 $24,635
FWD 4-Door Lounge 22 31 $24,331 $25,135
AWD 4-Door Trekking 21 30 $24,474 $25,235
AWD 4-Door Lounge 21 30 $26,148 $27,035
FWD 4-Door Trekking Plus 22 31 $26,377 $27,335
AWD 4-Door Trekking Plus 21 30 $28,194 $29,235
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,875
$19,895
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,990
$20,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Buick Encore reaches for the compact-luxury stars, but it falls shy on styling and front-seat space. The smartly styled 2016 Fiat 500X is no off-roader, but it might be the most useful vehicle from the brand yet.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.65 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.75 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.58 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.8 100.1
Second Hip Room (in)
50.08 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.18 54.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.78 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.55 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.82 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.62 61
Wheelbase (in)
100.60 101.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.85 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.62 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.22 -
Length, Overall (in)
168.41 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.26 63.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.80 14.1
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 39.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - 14.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
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 11
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr 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 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
RVZ NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
RAK TND
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
RAK TND
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 2967
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18" x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
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
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 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
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 4.44
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore FIAT 500X
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
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 Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
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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