Compare 2021 Buick Encore vs 2020 Hyundai Tucson

2021 Buick Encore
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AWD 4-Door Preferred
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore AWD 4-Door Preferred N/A N/A $24,312 $25,220
Encore FWD 4-Door N/A N/A $23,176 $23,200
Encore FWD 4-Door Preferred N/A N/A $23,714 $24,600
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Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tucson Limited AWD 21 26 $29,072 $30,650
Tucson Limited FWD 22 28 $27,763 $29,250
Tucson SE AWD 22 25 $23,992 $24,950
Tucson SE FWD 23 28 $22,669 $23,550
Tucson SEL AWD 21 26 $26,260 $27,350
Tucson SEL FWD 22 28 $24,937 $25,950
Tucson Sport AWD 21 26 $28,144 $29,500
Tucson Sport FWD 22 28 $26,828 $28,100
Tucson Ultimate AWD 21 26 $31,550 $33,300
Tucson Ultimate FWD 22 28 $30,241 $31,900
Tucson Value AWD 22 25 $25,362 $26,400
Tucson Value FWD 23 28 $24,039 $25,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,312
$29,072
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,220
$30,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$420 / month
$511 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Buick Encore GX steals the parking spot left between the smallest mainstream and luxury crossovers. What the 2020 Hyundai Tucson lacks in distinctiveness, it makes up for in value, safety, and features.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 38.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
50.1 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.8 102.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.65 63.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.22 6.4
Length, Overall (in)
168.4 176.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 64.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.62 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
100.6 105.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.8 31
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)
48.4 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 - -
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 11.9
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 34.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P225/55HR18
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3358 3629
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18" x 7" 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18" x 7" 18 X 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 2000 175 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LE2 NA
Displacement
1.4/85.4 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
153 @ 5600 181 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.746 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.584 4.64
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.912 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)
2.940 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.964 2.83
Trans Order Code
MNK NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.446 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore Hyundai Tucson
Suspension
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
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
- TBD - 7.8
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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