Compare 2020 Buick Encore vs 2019 Hyundai Tucson

2020 Buick Encore
2019 Hyundai Tucson
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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 $25,160 $26,100
Encore AWD 4-Door Sport Touring 24 29 $26,317 $27,300
Encore FWD 4-Door 25 30 $23,176 $23,200
Encore FWD 4-Door Essence 25 30 $28,245 $29,300
Encore FWD 4-Door Preferred 25 30 $23,714 $24,600
Encore FWD 4-Door Sport Touring 25 30 $24,871 $25,800
Encore GX AWD 4-Door Select N/A N/A $26,702 $27,700
Encore GX FWD 4-Door Select N/A N/A $24,774 $25,700
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Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tucson Limited AWD 21 26 $28,885 $30,450
Tucson Limited FWD 22 28 $27,576 $29,050
Tucson Night AWD 21 26 $30,682 $32,200
Tucson Night AWD ULEV 21 26 $30,682 $32,200
Tucson Night FWD 22 28 $29,366 $30,800
Tucson SE AWD 22 25 $23,803 $24,750
Tucson SE FWD 23 30 $22,480 $23,350
Tucson SEL AWD 21 26 $26,071 $27,150
Tucson SEL FWD 22 28 $24,748 $25,750
Tucson SEL FWD ULEV 22 28 $24,748 $25,750
Tucson Sport AWD 21 26 $27,909 $29,250
Tucson Sport FWD 22 28 $26,593 $27,850
Tucson Ultimate AWD 21 26 $31,363 $33,100
Tucson Ultimate FWD 22 28 $30,054 $31,700
Tucson Value AWD 22 25 $25,173 $26,200
Tucson Value FWD 23 30 $23,850 $24,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,691
$28,885
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,800
$30,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$513 / month
$508 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.0
6.3
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 2019 Hyundai Tucson hot-swaps one of its 4-cylinder engines, and ups its safety game.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50.08 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.18 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.78 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.82 41.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.8 102.2
Front Hip Room (in)
51.65 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.75 38.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.58 39.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.65 63.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.22 6.4
Length, Overall (in)
168.35 176.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.25 64.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.62 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
100.6 105.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48.4 61.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - 31
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.8 31
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 11.9
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 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 34.9
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 P225/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RAK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
RVZ NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P225/55HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3358 3629
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18" x - TBD - 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18" x - TBD - 18 X 7
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 -
Engine
Displacement
1.4/83 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 181 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 175 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LUV NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.83
Trans Order Code
MNK NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.64
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore Hyundai Tucson
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 7.7
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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2020 Buick Encore
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  • Up to $5,350 factory cash on 2019s; $4,850 on 2020s
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2019 Hyundai Tucson
  • 2019 Hyundai Tucson available; 2020s arriving
  • Cash: Up to $3,750 in rebates on 2019s
  • Finance: 0.0% for 72 months + $500
  • Lease: $209 per month for 36 months

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