Buick Encore - 2014

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Overview

Model:

Buick Encore

Body style / driveline:

small luxury crossover, front-engine/front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive

Construction:

body-frame integral

EPA vehicle class:

sport utility vehicle

Key competitors:

Volkswagen Tiguan, Mini Countryman

Manufacturing locations:

Bupyeong, South Korea (for the U.S.)

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Engine

 

1.4L turbocharged DOHC I-4

Displacement (cu. in. / cc):

83.2 / 1364

Bore and stroke (in. / mm):

2.85 x 3.25 / 72.5 x 82.6

Block material:

cast iron

Cylinder head material:

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

dual overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, double continuously cam phaser intake and exhaust (DCVCP)

Ignition system:

coil on plug

Fuel delivery:

sequential multi-port fuel injection with electronic throttle control

Compression ratio:

9.5:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

138 / 103 @ 4900 (SAE certified)

Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm):

148 / 200 @ 1850 (SAE certified)

Recommended fuel:

regular unleaded

Max engine speed (rpm):

6500

Emissions controls:

close-coupled and underfloor catalytic converters; pre- and post-oxygen sensors

EPA estimated fuel economy
(city / hwy / combined):

25 / 33 / 28 (FWD)
23 / 30 / 26 (AWD)

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Transmission

 

HydraMatic 6T40 6-speed automatic

Gear ratios (:1)

 

First:

4.58

Second:

2.96

Third:

1.91

Fourth:

1.45

Fifth:

1.00

Sixth:

0.75

Reverse:

2.94

Final drive:

3.53

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Chassis/Suspension

Front:

MacPherson strut with coil-over spring; direct-acting stabilizer bar; steel 6-point rigid attachment front cross member

Rear:

compound crank (torsion beam); coil springs with twin-tube shock absorbers

Steering type:

column-mounted electric power steering; rack-and-pinion gear (straight ratio)

Steering ratio:

16:1

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

2.72

Turning circle, curb-to-curb
(ft / m):

36.7 / 11.2

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Brakes

Type:

four-wheel disc with ventilated front discs and solid rear discs; standard ABS

Brake rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm):

front: 11.8 x 1.0 / 300 x 26, ventilated discs
rear: 10.6 x 0.5 / 268 x 12, solid discs

Anti-lock braking system:

Mando MGH60 Chassis Controls: ABS / TCS / ESC with rollover mitigation

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Wheels/Tires

Wheels:

18 x 7-inch painted aluminum (std.)
18 x 7-inch chromed aluminum (opt.)

Tires:

P215/55R18 AL3 blackwall

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Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm):

100.6 / 2555

Overall length (in / mm):

168.4 / 4277

Overall width (in / mm):

69.9 / 1775

Overall height (in / mm):

65.2 / 1656

Track (in / mm):

front: 60.6 / 1539
rear: 60.6 / 1539

Curb weight (lb / kg):

FWD: 3190 / 1447
AWD: 3309 / 1501

Minimum ground clearance
(in. / mm):

front: 6.2 / 157
rear: 6.2 / 157

Interior

Seating capacity (front / rear):

2 / 3

Headroom (in / mm):

front: 39.6 / 1006
rear: 38.8 / 985

Legroom (in / mm):

front: 40.8 / 1037
rear: 35.7 / 907

Shoulder room (in / mm):

front: 54.1 / 1374
rear: 52.5 / 1334

Hip room (in / mm):

front: 51.7 / 1313
rear: 50.1 / 1273

Passenger volume (cu ft / L):

92.8 / 2628

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

18.8 / 532.4 (behind rear seat)
48.4 / 1371 (rear seat folded)

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Capacities

Fuel tank (gal / L):

14 / 53

Engine oil (qt / L):

4.75 / 4.5

Cooling system (qt / L):

6.9 / 6.5

GVWR (lb / kg):

FWD: 4286 / 1943
AWD: 4409 / 2000

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Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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