Compare 2018 Buick Encore vs 2018 Chevrolet Trax vs 2018 FIAT 500X

2018 Buick Encore
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2018 Chevrolet Trax
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2018 FIAT 500X
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AWD 4-Door Essence
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore AWD 4-Door Essence 24 30 $29,376 $30,600
Encore AWD 4-Door Preferred 24 30 $24,864 $25,900
Encore AWD 4-Door Preferred II 24 30 $27,264 $28,400
Encore AWD 4-Door Premium 24 30 $30,816 $32,100
Encore AWD 4-Door Sport Touring 24 30 $26,016 $27,100
Encore FWD 4-Door 25 33 $22,875 $22,990
Encore FWD 4-Door Essence 25 33 $27,936 $29,100
Encore FWD 4-Door Preferred 25 33 $23,424 $24,400
Encore FWD 4-Door Preferred II 25 33 $25,824 $26,900
Encore FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $29,376 $30,600
Encore FWD 4-Door Sport Touring 25 33 $24,576 $25,600
Select style
AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Trax AWD 4-Door LS 24 30 $21,600 $22,500
Trax AWD 4-Door LT 24 30 $23,424 $24,400
Trax AWD 4-Door Premier 24 30 $27,648 $28,800
Trax FWD 4-Door LS 25 33 $20,160 $21,000
Trax FWD 4-Door LT 25 33 $21,984 $22,900
Trax FWD 4-Door Premier 25 33 $26,208 $27,300
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Blue Sky Edition AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
500X Blue Sky Edition AWD 21 29 $23,634 $23,890
500X Blue Sky Edition FWD 22 30 $19,895 $19,995
500X Lounge AWD 21 29 $26,505 $27,415
500X Lounge FWD 22 30 $24,688 $25,515
500X Pop AWD 21 29 $23,634 $23,890
500X Pop FWD 25 33 $19,895 $19,995
500X Trekking AWD 21 29 $24,805 $25,585
500X Trekking FWD 22 30 $22,988 $23,685
500X Urbana Edition AWD 21 29 $24,805 $25,585
500X Urbana Edition FWD 22 30 $22,988 $23,685
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,376
$21,600
$23,634
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,600
$22,500
$23,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$510 / month
$375 / month
$398 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
5.7
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Buick Encore does the pint-size crossover thing well, although it lacks some safety tech and gets pricey with options. The 2018 Chevrolet Trax, Chevy’s smallest utility vehicle, is straightforward: it’s plain on the outside but practical inside, not particularly fast but adequately fuel-efficient. The 2018 Fiat 500X comes with more built-in personality than most other small SUVs, though it’s an urban warrior rather than an off-roader.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Special Purpose Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.65 51.70 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.75 35.70 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.58 39.60 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.8 - TBD - 100.1
Second Hip Room (in)
50.08 50.70 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.18 54.10 54.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.78 38.80 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.55 52.80 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.82 40.80 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
100.60 100.6 101.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.85 69.90 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.62 60.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.22 6.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
168.41 167.20 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.26 65.2 63.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 29.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.62 60.6 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.80 18.7 14.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 31.80 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 57.00 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48.40 48.4 39.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - NA 14.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 29.30 -
Brakes
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 x 1.0 12
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 10.6 x 0.5 11
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 14 12.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.72 2.7 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.7 36.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
RVZ - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P205/70R16 P215/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
RAK RAJ TTU
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18 P205/70R16 P215/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
RAK RAJ TTU
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3358 3208 2967
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18" x - TBD - 16 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" x - TBD - 16 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18" x - TBD - 16 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 6.9 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130 160
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 148 @ 1850 175 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
LUV LUV ED8
Displacement
1.4/83 1.4L/83 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 138 @ 4900 180 @ 6400
Engine Type
Turbocharged I4 Turbocharged Gas 4-Cyl Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.75 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.58 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.91 1.91
Trans Type
6 6 9
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.94 3.83
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.96 2.84
Trans Order Code
MNK MNK DFH
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.53 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.45 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.58
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.70
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore Chevrolet Trax FIAT 500X
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.5 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA 6 -
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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