Comparison - Buick Encore GX Essence 2020 - vs - Kia Niro 4 HEV 2020

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
30,500
Updated: 
10 Jul 2020
£
29,270
Updated: 
04 Dec 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
11.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Azure metallic
#02476C
Black Currant metallic
#58404C
Burnished bronze metallic
#923F11
Summit white
#FFFFFF
Dark moon blue metallic
#2A3040
Ebony twilight metallic
#000000
Chili Red metallic
#8E000C
Satin steel metallic
#9BA0AB
White frost tricoat
#F3EBE5
Color: 
Silky Silver
#BBBDC0
Graphite
#656468
Midnight Black
#1A1A1B
White Pearl
#E7EAEF
Ocean Blue
#176B7F
Runway Red
#A51919

Electric

Battery: 
1.56kWh Li-ion polymer battery

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Encore GX, despite the familiar name, is an all-new model for Buick for 2020.Buick offers several attractive and comfortable crossovers, and the all-new Encore GX occupies the smaller end of that spectrum. The 2020 Buick Encore GX initially sounds as if it were a trim level that is offered on the subcompact Buick Encore, but it is actually its own, bigger model positioned below the compact Buick Envision. The Encore GX gives Buick another entry in the ever-popular crossover market, with its purposeful design and efficient packaging.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The Encore GX is an all-new crossover.It's larger than the standard Encore.Part of the first Encore GX generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
Fuel-efficient engine choices
Large cargo capacity for the class
Plenty of standard and available safety features
Accessible pricing

Cons
Engine output is weak compared to many rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

Positioned as an in-betweener for Buick's crossover lineup, the 2020 Encore GX is bigger than the subcompact Encore, but smaller than the midsize Envision.
Pros
Sharp, bold exterior styling
Standard active safety equipment

Cons
Consumer indifference to an undefined brand

By: 
motortrend.com

The Niro isn't our favorite car to drive, but it's perfect for drivers who care as much about fuel efficiency as they do about their budget.

Pros
Efficiently rated up to 52 mpg,
affordable,
practicality of a crossover.

Cons
Some trims lack basic amenities,
uninspiring performance,
plug-in hybrid has limited EV range.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Kia Niro's #7 ranking is based on its score within the Hybrid and Electric SUVs category. It was a finalist for our 2020 Best Hybrid or Electric SUV for the Money award. Currently the Kia Niro has a score of 7.5 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 17 pieces of research and data elements using various sources..

Pros
Excellent fuel economy
Spacious interior when compared with subcompact SUVs
Intuitive infotainment system

Cons
Not available with all-wheel drive
Interior not as upscale as rivals’
Unimpressive acceleration

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Kia Niro is a compelling eco-friendly car for those opposed to Prius-like looks.

Pros
Oh so frugal
Comfortable, roomy interior
Excellent value
SUV-ish looks

Cons
No AWD option
Light on thrills
High-trim version uses more fuel
Automatic emergency braking should be standard

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Hybrid
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
12
16
Cylinders: 
3
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.30L
1.60L
Torque: 
174ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
195ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
155hp
at 5 600rpm
140hp
at 5 700rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Whee
Regenerative Braking Level Controlled by Paddle Shift Mounted on Steering Wheel
Charging Indicator on Dashboard
Leather Trimmed Door Armrests*
Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
171.40in
171.40in
Width: 
71.40in
71.00in
Height: 
64.10in
60.40in
Ground Clearance: 
7.50in
Front Track: 
61.10in
61.60in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
62.10in
Wheel Base: 
102.20in
106.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.70
Rear Head Room: 
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
36.00in
Front Hip Room: 
51.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
47.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
50.20cu.ft
48.70cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
23.50cu.ft
13.20cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3284.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Fold Flat Passenger Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Black Leather Upholstery
Passenger's Seat Manual Height Adjuster
8-way Driver's Power Adjustable Seat (Sliding, Reclining, Height Adjustment)
Driver Power Memory Seat & Memory Mirror Function
Heated Front Seats
Ventilated Front Seats
Driver's Seat Power Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Heated Outer Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Macpherson Strut
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Multi link
Suspension Info: 
Front Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror Illumination (Driver & Front Passenger)
Dual Automatic Air Conditioning

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
8-speaker
JBL® Premium Sound System with Subwoofer, External Amp & Front Centre Speaker
DAB Radio with MP3 Compatibility
Shark Fin Antenna
Front USB Port
USB Port in Centre Console (Fast Charge)
Bluetooth® with Music Streaming
Apple CarPlay™ with Voice Control
Wireless Mobile Phone Charger
8" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping & Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC)
Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom® (Traffic, Speed Cameras, Local Search & Weather Updates)
7" Full TFT Colour Display Cluster

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Automatic on/off LED headlamps
Buick Driver Confidence
Bumper, front with chrome accents
Door handles, body-color
Glass, acoustic, laminated windshield
LED Centre Room Lamp
Luggage Area Load Cover
LED Overhead Console Lamp with Sunglasses Case
Ignition Keyhole Illumination
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In.
18 in
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Intelligent Speed Limit Warning (ISLW)
Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS)
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
Lane Follow Assist (LFA)
Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear-Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
Heat Pump
Front Seatbelts Height Adjusters
Speed Sensing Auto Door Locking (Dealer-Activated Feature)

Options

Packages: 
Sport Touring Package
Experience Buick Package
Advanced Technology Package
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
Black Roof Package
Front License Plate Bracket
Wheel Lock Kit
Keyless Entry Keypad
Hands-Free Power LIftgate Package
Interior Options: 
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Premium Carpeted Floor Mats
Load Floor Cargo Mat
All-Weather Floor Mats
Bose Premium 7-Speaker Audio System
Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Signet seats w/Ebony interior accents, leather
#694F43
Whisper Beige w/Ebony interior accents, leather
#DEDDE6
Ebony Seats w/Ebony interior accents, leather
#000000