2013 Buick Encore First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2013 Buick Encore - Road Test Specs

2013 Buick Encore SUV

(1.4L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2013 Buick Encore
Estimated MSRP$24,950
Assembly locationBupyeong, South Korea


ConfigurationTransverse, front engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, port-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)83.2/1,364
Block/head materialIron/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.5:1
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)138 @ 4,900
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)148 @ 1,850
Fuel type87-octane recommended
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic with shifter-mounted button
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 4.58;II = 2.96; III = 1.91; IV = 1.45; V = 1.00; VI =0.75; R = 2.94
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.53


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearNon-independent twist beam-axle, coil springs, twin-tube shock absorber, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist, rack-and-pinion steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16:1
Tire make and modelContinental ContiProContact
Tire typeAll-season
Tire sizeP215/55R18
Wheel size, rear18-by-7 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAluminum
Brakes, front11.8-inch ventilated discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear10.6-inch solid discs with single piston sliding calipers

Fuel Consumption

Fuel economy, mfr. est. (mpg)25 city/33 highway/28 combined
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)13.7

Audio and Advanced Technology

iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard
Satellite radioStandard
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional
Parking aidsStandard rearview camera
Collision warning/avoidanceStandard front collision warning

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,190
Length (in.)168.5
Width (in.)69.9
Height (in.)64.8
Wheelbase (in.)100.6
Track, front (in.)60.6
Track, rear (in.)60.6
Turning circle (ft.)36.7
Legroom, front (in.)40.8
Legroom, rear (in.)38.8
Headroom, front (in.)39.6
Headroom, rear (in.)38.8
Shoulder room, front (in.)54.1
Shoulder room, rear (in.)52.5
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)18.8
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)48.4
GVWR (lbs.)4,255
Ground clearance (in.)6.2


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain6 years/70,000 miles
Roadside assistance6 years/70,000 miles

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