Compare 2020 Buick Encore vs 2020 Hyundai Kona

2020 Buick Encore
2020 Hyundai Kona
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AWD 4-Door Essence
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore AWD 4-Door Essence 24 29 $29,691 $30,800
Encore AWD 4-Door Preferred 24 29 $24,312 $25,220
Encore AWD 4-Door Sport Touring 24 29 $26,317 $27,300
Encore FWD 4-Door 26 30 $23,176 $23,200
Encore FWD 4-Door Essence 26 30 $28,245 $29,300
Encore FWD 4-Door Preferred 26 30 $23,714 $24,600
Encore FWD 4-Door Sport Touring 26 30 $24,871 $25,800
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Limited DCT AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Kona Limited DCT AWD 26 29 $26,264 $27,500
Kona Limited DCT FWD 28 32 $24,948 $26,100
Kona SE Automatic AWD 26 30 $21,029 $21,700
Kona SE Automatic FWD 27 33 $19,699 $20,300
Kona SEL Automatic AWD 26 30 $22,504 $23,500
Kona SEL Automatic FWD 27 33 $21,188 $22,100
Kona SEL Plus Automatic AWD 26 30 $24,243 $25,350
Kona SEL Plus Automatic FWD 27 33 $22,927 $23,950
Kona Ultimate DCT AWD 26 29 $28,003 $29,350
Kona Ultimate DCT FWD 28 32 $26,687 $27,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,691
$26,264
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,800
$27,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$513 / month
$458 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.0
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Buick Encore was a good choice for city slickers, but it’s showing its age in all the wrong ways The 2020 Hyundai Kona is an eyeful, but has nearly everything crossover buyers want in a city-friendly package.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50.08 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.18 55.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.78 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 54.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.82 41.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
51.65 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.75 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.58 38
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.65 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.22 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
168.35 164
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.25 61.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.62 61.7
Wheelbase (in)
100.6 102.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48.4 45.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - 19.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.8 19.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
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 11.2
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
RAK NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18 P235/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
RAK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
RVZ NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P235/45HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3358 3256
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18" x - TBD - 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18" x - TBD - 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Engine
Displacement
1.4/83 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 175 @ 5500
Engine Type
Turbocharged I4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 195 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
LUV NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.83
Trans Type
6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 4.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.17
Trans Order Code
MNK NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.64
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore Hyundai Kona
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 6.6
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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