Buick Encore Base (2014)
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Buick Encore Base (2014): 27 facts and highlights

1. height

1.66m
Volvo XC70 (2015): 917mm

2. greater cargo volume (seats down)

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.
1371l
Chevrolet Suburban LT AWD (2015): 3429l

3. Has a rear-view camera

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.
Buick Encore Base (2014)
45% have it

4. Has a turbocharged engine

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.
Buick Encore Base (2014)
20% have it

5. width

1.77m
Suzuki Jimny (2014): 1.6m

6. more airbags

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.
10
Tesla Model X 75D (2016): 12

7. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.56m
Chevrolet Suburban LT AWD (2015): 3.3m

8. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
201Nm
Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG (2014): 759Nm

9. longer drivetrain warranty (years)

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
6yrs
Hyundai Santa Fe Limited (2014): 10yrs

10. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
53l
Chevrolet Suburban LT AWD (2015): 117l

11. better fuel economy (city)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
11.3l/100 km
Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Active (2014): 3l/100 km

12. larger engine size

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.
1.4l
Cadillac Escalade (2015): 6.2l

13. Has in-car system

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
Buick Encore Base (2014)
40% have it

14. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
532l
Volvo XC60 (2015): 1909l

15. smaller turn radius

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
11.2m
Suzuki Jimny (2014): 9.8m

16. better fuel economy (highway)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
8.6l/100 km
Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Active (2014): 3.4l/100 km

17. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
138hp
BMW X6 M (2014): 555hp

18. longer basic warranty (years)

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
4yrs
Hyundai Santa Fe Limited (2014): 5yrs

19. Has a petrol (gasoline) engine

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.
Buick Encore Base (2014)
92% have it

20. Has height-adjustable seat belts

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.
Buick Encore Base (2014)
25% have it

21. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Buick Encore Base (2014)
84% have it

22. Has front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.
Buick Encore Base (2014)
35% have it

23. weight

1.45t
Volvo XC90 (2015): 2.12kg

24. shorter length

4.28m
Suzuki Jimny (2014): 3.67m

25. bigger screen size

A bigger screen size for the in-car system provides a better user experience, and is easier to use whilst driving.
7"
Honda Pilot LX (2014): 203"

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