Comparison - Buick Encore Preferred 2021 - vs - Kia Niro Touring Hybrid 2020

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Opel Mokka,Bitter Mokka,Vauxhall Mokka

Also called:

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
26,100
Updated: 
28 Mar 2019
$
28,290
Updated: 
22 Nov 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.00gals
11.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Dark Moon Blue Metallic
#2A3040
Ebony Twilight Metallic/Anthracite
#090909
Quicksilver Metallic/Anthracite
#DADEDD
Summit White/Anthracite
#FFFFFF
White Frost Tricoat/Satin Nickel Metallic
#DDE0DB
Cinnabar Metallic/Anthracite
#E4E4E4
Color: 
Silky silver
#D7D7D7
Deep Cerulean
#0C4156
Snow white pearl
#FFFFFF
Runway red
#F21A27
Aurora black pearl
#141414

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Buick Encore ranked #3 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Buick Encore has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 37 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Nice interior with lots of standard features
User-friendly infotainment system
Nimble handling

Cons
Underpowered base engine
Higher base price than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The Encore's available trims have been downsized to the base and Preferred models for 2021. With the exception of adding Dark Moon Blue Metallic and Cinnabar Metallic exterior colors, Buick hasn't made any changes to its smallest SUV.

Pros
Smooth ride,
intuitive infotainment setup,
surprisingly spacious cabin.

Cons
Not as fuel efficient as key rivals,
lacks standard safety tech,
just plain slow.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Simplified trim lineup. Improved suite of driver safety aids.

Pros
Hushed cabin at highway speeds
Maneuverable size

Cons
Tepid acceleration
Limited feature availability
Small cargo area
Unimpressive fuel economy

By: 
edmunds.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 #5 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 7.7 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 16 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
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
46.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
40.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.40L
1.60L
Torque: 
148ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
195ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
138hp
at 4 900rpm
139hp
at 5 700rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.70Feet
35.00Feet

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: 
yes
no
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
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Air Conditioning
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
168.40in
171.50in
Width: 
70.10in
71.10in
Height: 
65.30in
60.80in
Ground Clearance: 
6.20in
6.30in
Front Track: 
60.60in
Rear Track: 
60.60in
Wheel Base: 
100.60in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
40.10
Rear Head Room: 
38.80
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
41.70in
Rear leg room: 
35.80in
37.40in
Front Hip Room: 
51.70in
53.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.20in
56.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
50.10in
48.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
52.60in
55.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
48.40cu.ft
54.50cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.80cu.ft
19.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3358.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
2-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
6 -way power driver seat
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette/Cloth
Bucket front seats
Fold flat passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
6 -way power passenger seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather/Cloth
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding Center Armrest
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Front Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

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
6 total speakers
USB Connection
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
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
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
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 brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
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: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Emergency Service*
Rear center 3-point belt
Dual front and dual rear side-mounted airbags
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Buick Interior Protection Package
Active Package
Road Trip Package
Safety Package
Paint Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Accessory Carrier Hitch
Wheel Lock Kit
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Power Glass Moonroof
Front License Plate Bracket
18" 5-Spoke Midnight Silver Aluminum Wheels
Cross Bars
Mud Guards
Puddle Light Kit
Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Mats
Front Footwell and Cup Holder Lighting Kit
Custom Molded Cargo Tray
Cargo Mat
Premium All-Weather Floor Liners
Cargo Net
Aluminum Door Scuff Plate
Carpeted Cargo Mat W/Seatback Protection
Carpet Floor Mats
Interior Lighting Kit
Cargo Cover
Cargo Tray
Cargo Net
Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leatherette/cloth
#000000
Shale Seats w/Ebony Accents, leatherette/cloth
#948E7B
Color: 
Charcoal, leather/cloth
#1F1F20
Light gray w/Electric blue, leather/cloth
#7E7E80