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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Select style
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
Select style
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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TCC Dislikes

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 SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

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

Front Hip Room (in)

51.65 51.70 53.3

Exterior Dimensions

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)

168.41 167.20 167.2

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

Wheelbase (in)

100.60 100.6 101.2

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD - -

Cargo Area Dimensions

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 -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

18.80 18.7 14.1

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - - TBD - -

Brakes

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

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

14.0 14 12.7

Steering

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

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.72 2.7 -

Tires

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

Spare Tire Order Code

RVZ - TBD - NA

Trailering

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 - -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA - TBD - -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3358 3208 2967

Wheels

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

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel Aluminum

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

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

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

30 30 29

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

24 24 21

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

27 27 24

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.91 1.91 1.91

Trans Type

6 6 9

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA NA -

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

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

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

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- - 0.70

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- - 0.58

Summary

Vehicle Name

Buick Encore Chevrolet Trax FIAT 500X

Body Style

Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility

Suspension

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

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

N/A - TBD - -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Strut

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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