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Compare 2021 Buick Encore vs 2020 Volvo XC40

2021 Buick Encore
2020 Volvo XC40
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AWD 4-Door Preferred
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore AWD 4-Door Preferred 24 29 $25,160 $26,100
Encore FWD 4-Door 25 30 $23,176 $23,200
Encore FWD 4-Door Preferred 25 30 $23,714 $24,600
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T4 FWD Inscription
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC40 T4 FWD Inscription 23 33 $38,023 $40,450
XC40 T4 FWD Momentum 23 33 $31,678 $33,700
XC40 T4 FWD R-Design 23 33 $37,553 $39,950
XC40 T5 AWD Inscription 22 30 $39,903 $42,450
XC40 T5 AWD Momentum 22 30 $33,558 $35,700
XC40 T5 AWD R-Design 22 30 $39,433 $41,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,160
$38,023
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,100
$40,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$435 / month
$674 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Buick Encore GX steals the parking spot left between the smallest mainstream and luxury crossovers. The 2020 Volvo XC40 honed in on the Netflix and Stitch Fix crowd, with smart dynamics and style and an all-in subscription plan.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50.08 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.18 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.78 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.82 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
51.65 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.75 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.58 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.65 63
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.22 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
168.35 174.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.25 65.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.62 64
Wheelbase (in)
100.6 106.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 73.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 65.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48.4 47.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - 20.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 37.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 34.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.8 20.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 41.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 29.4
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 13.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 14.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.4
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 P235/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RAK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
RVZ NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P235/55HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3358 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18" x - TBD - 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" x - TBD - Compact
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 - 760
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
Displacement
1.4/83 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 187 @ 4700
Engine Type
Turbocharged I4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 221 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
LUV NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 (2020) 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 (2020) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 (2020) 33
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.95
Trans Type
6 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.03
Trans Order Code
MNK NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 5.25
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore Volvo XC40
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 (2020) 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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