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Buick Encore
2021 Buick Encore
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$23,200
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.6
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Kia Sportage
2020 Kia Sportage
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$23,990
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.5
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Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class SUV
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class SUV
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$34,250
Starting Price (MSRP)
9.1
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Overview

Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 23 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
138 hp @ 4900 rpm
181 hp @ 6000 rpm
221 hp
Torque
148 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm
175 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
258 lb-ft
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Rack-Pinion
N/A
Turning Diameter
36.7 ft
34.8 ft
N/A

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
18"" x TBD
17" x 7"
N/A
Rear Wheel Size
18"" x TBD
17" x 7"
N/A

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
Strut
N/A
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
Multi-Link
N/A

Tires

Front Tire
P215/55R18
P225/60HR17
N/A
Rear Tire
P215/55R18
P225/60HR17
N/A
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
26 MPG
N/A
City
25 MPG
23 MPG
N/A
Highway
30 MPG
30 MPG
N/A

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 (2020) Tons/yr
6.9 Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
16.4 gallons
N/A
Cruising Range City
350 miles
377.2 miles
N/A
Cruising Range Highway
420 miles
492 miles
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
168.35 in
176.4 in
N/A
Height
65.25 in
64.4 in
N/A
Max Width
70.1 in
73 in
N/A
Front Width
60.65 in
63.5 in
N/A
Rear Width
60.62 in
64 in
N/A
Wheelbase
100.6 in
105.1 in
N/A
Ground Clearance
6.22 in
6.4 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
N/A
Front Seat Leg Room
40.82 in
41.5 in
N/A
Front Seat Headroom
39.58 in
39.3 in
N/A
Front Seat Shoulder Room
54.18 in
57.1 in
N/A
Front Seat Hip Room
51.65 in
54.3 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.75 in
38.2 in
N/A
Rear Seat Headroom
38.78 in
39.1 in
N/A
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
52.5 in
55.1 in
N/A
Rear Seat Hip Room
50.08 in
51.2 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,237 lbs
3,305 lbs
N/A
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
1,653 lbs
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
48.4 ft³
60.1 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
18.8 ft³
30.7 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
N/A
30.7 ft³
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Burnished Copper
  • Clear White
  • Pacific Blue
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Steel Gray, Late Availability
N/A

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Hyper Red
  • Black Cherry Pearl
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ebony, Cloth with leatherette seat trim
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Upgraded Cloth Seat Trim
  • Gray, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Gray, Upgraded Cloth Seat Trim
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
MP3 Player
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Not Available
A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Climate Control
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Brake Assist
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
N/A
Corrosion
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Maintenance Note
1 Year/1 Visit
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
N/A
Rust-Through
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Warranty Note
Preliminary 2021 Warranty
N/A
N/A
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