Comparison - Buick Encore Preferred 2021 - vs - Subaru Solterra Touring 2023

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Opel Mokka,Bitter Mokka,Vauxhall Mokka

Also called:

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Average Price: 
$
26,100
Updated: 
28 Mar 2019
$
51,995
Updated: 
19 Jun 2022
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2023
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
1-speed Direct Drive
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.00gals
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: 
Harbor Mist Gray Pearl
#6F7784
Elemental Red Pearl
#B32432
Smoked Carbon
#6E6E6E
Cosmic White Pearl
#D9D9D9
Harbor Mist Gray Pearl Two-Tone
#6F7784
Elemental Red Pearl Two-Tone
#CC545F

Electric

Battery: 
72.8 kWh
Full Charge Range: 
222mi
Full Charge Time: 
11 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V
Top Speed: 
110mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
6.50s

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

Pros
All-wheel drive is standard,
actually capable when the blacktop ends,
finally an EV option for Subie fans.

Cons
Not a lot of cargo space,
charging capability isn't particularly quick,
rivals offer more driving range.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Solid off-road capabilities
Comfortable, quiet ride

Cons
Shorter driving range than many rivals
Bland interior

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
More ground clearance than most EVs
Quiet and comfortable
Good feature content even on base models

Cons
Higher MSRP than base Forester or Ascent
No frunk
Elevated floor can be uncomfortable in the rear seat

By: 
motortrend.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Electric
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Electric

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.40L
Torque: 
148ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
249ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
138hp
at 4 900rpm
215hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.70Feet
36.70Feet

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
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Multi-function steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Air Conditioning
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
Automatic parking assist
Adaptive cruise control
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
168.40in
184.60in
Width: 
70.10in
73.20in
Height: 
65.30in
65.10in
Ground Clearance: 
6.20in
8.30in
Front Track: 
60.60in
63.10in
Rear Track: 
60.60in
63.40in
Wheel Base: 
100.60in
112.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
38.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.80
37.10
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
42.10in
Rear leg room: 
35.80in
35.30in
Front Hip Room: 
51.70in
54.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.20in
57.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
50.10in
44.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
52.60in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
48.40cu.ft
73.00cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.80cu.ft
38.30cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3358.00lbs
4505.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
no
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Odometer
Traction Battery Level,

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Remote keyless power door locks
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
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
Leatherette
Bucket front seats
8 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
6 -way manual passenger seat adjustment
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Ventilated driver seat
Ventilated passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding Center Armrest
Folding center armrest
60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Heated Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
Rear ventilation ducts
Multi-level heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Strut
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Double Wishbone
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
Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Digital inside rearview mirror
Turn signal in mirrors

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
12.3" Multimedia System
11 speaker system w/576 watt equivalent maximum output amplifier
multi-touch gesture high resolution display screen
Subaru Solterra Connect intelligent assistant includes dual-zone voice control system w/driver and passenger headliner microphone
steering wheel talk switch,
steering wheel control switches for audio system and Bluetooth, USB A input/charge port and illuminated dual USB C input/charge port
2 LCD Monitors In The Front
Turn-By-Turn Navigation Directions
4 Months of provided satellite radio service
1 subwoofer(s)
576 watts stereo output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof Rack Rails
Lip Spoiler
Black Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 7.0-In.
20 X 7.5
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: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20

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
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
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
Lane Tracing Assist
Side Impact Beams
Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Prevention Lane Keeping Assist
Lane Departure Prevention Lane Departure Warning
Collision Mitigation-Front
Evasion Assist
EyeSight Pre-Collision Braking w/Intersection Collision Avoidance Support
Aerial View Camera System
Collision Mitigation-Rear
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
4-wheel ABS
Self-leveling headlights
LED headlamp
Turn signal mirrors
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system

Options

Packages: 
Buick Interior Protection Package
Active Package
Road Trip Package
Safety 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
Door Edge Guards - Elemental Red Pearl
Accessory Activity Mount
Door Edge Guards - Smoked Carbon
Door Edge Guards - Cosmic White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Harbor Mist Gray Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Galactic Black
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
All-Weather Floor Liners
Cargo Tray
Cargo Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leatherette/cloth
#000000
Shale Seats w/Ebony Accents, leatherette/cloth
#948E7B
Color: 
Black, leatherette
#000000
Gray/Blue, leatherette
#BFBFBF