Comparison - Cupra Formentor 2021 - vs - Buick Encore Preferred 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

Opel Mokka,Bitter Mokka,Vauxhall Mokka

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Make: 
Average Price: 
£
39,830
Updated: 
09 Oct 2020
$
26,100
Updated: 
28 Mar 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.50gals
14.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Petrol Blue Matte
#3E4756
Magnetic Tech Matte
#575A5D
Graphene Grey
#8B8C8E
Desire Red
#AE241D
Dark Camouflage
#595F61
Magnetic Tech
#515457
Midnight Black
#808080
Urban Silver
#B9B9BE
Candy White
#ECECEC
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

Electric

Top Speed: 
155mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
4.90s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Cupra’s first standalone model is a handsome crossover with decent road manners and plenty of space

Pros
Sharp looks,
handles well for a crossover,
plenty of space and equipment

Cons
Fiddly touch-sensitive heater almost as annoying as having to explain the badge to your mates

By: 
topgear.com

Pros
Strong range of engine options
Great interior style and quality
Genuinely good fun to drive for an SUV

Cons
Fairly limited personalisation options
There are more practical options
Some infotainment frustrations

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The Cupra Formentor doesn't feel as playful as the closely related Volkswagen T-Roc R, but it’s every bit as fast in its similarly priced, range-topping form, plus it handles with composure and has a much nicer interior. In addition, cheaper, less powerful versions of the Formentor offer the same sporty looks as the flagship model – something that isn’t the case with lesser T-Rocs. Just bear in mind that you can have our 2021 Sports SUV of the Year, the Ford Puma ST, for not much more than the cheapest Formentor.

Pros
Well equipped
Surefooted and grippy handling
Smart interior

Cons
TSI 310 isn’t as much fun as the very best sports SUVs
Slightly hesitant automatic gearbox
Fiddly controls

By: 
whatcar.com

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
combined:31.4-33.2 mpg Uk
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.40L
Torque: 
295ft-lbs
at 5 450rpm
148ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
Horsepower: 
305hp
at 6 600rpm
138hp
at 4 900rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
36.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
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
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
R-EPS Progressive steering
Leather-wrapped multi-function sports steering wheel
Leather Gearshift knob/handle
Heated steering wheel
Adaptive cruise control (with "follow-to-stop") and speed limiter
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Air Conditioning

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
175.20in
168.40in
Width: 
72.40in
70.10in
Height: 
59.50in
65.30in
Ground Clearance: 
6.20in
Front Track: 
62.40in
60.60in
Rear Track: 
61.30in
60.60in
Wheel Base: 
103.60in
100.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
43.20
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.80
38.80
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
Rear leg room: 
35.80in
Front Hip Room: 
51.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.40in
54.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
50.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.60in
52.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
48.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.80cu.ft
18.80cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3624.00lbs
3358.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes
More Instruments: 
10.25" Digital Cockpit
Washer fluid level indicator

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Keyless unlocking and ignition system
Exterior mirrors, power-folding, adjustable and heated with front passenger exterior mirror lowering function
Front and rear power windows
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Manually adjustable height and lumbar support for front seats
Two reading lights up in front and two in the rear
Textile sport seats
Height-adjustable front seats
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Mechanical rear seat release
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding Center Armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent type McPherson - coil springs - hydraulic shock absorber
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multilink axle, coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Front Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Climatronic 3 zones with AirCare & Air Quality Sensor
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
7 speakers
10" touchscreen infotainment system
Mobile phone interface
Voice Control
USB-C for wired smartphone integration
Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
Private Emergency Call, Safety Services for 10 years
Remote access via app and online platform for 1 year
Online infotainment for 1 year
USB-C sockets or charging and infotainment control: two in front and two in seats
230-V outlet in boot and 12V socket in central console
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

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Heat insulating windshield
Heat-insulating and tinted rear windows
Glossy Black roof rails
Rear spoiler
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19"
18 x 7.0-In.
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
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 disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
ventilated 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: 
yes
no
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: 
Tiredness Recognition System
Lane Assist
Front Assist
3-point safety belts for front and rear seats, with visual and acoustic reminders
Traffic Sign Recognition
Light Assist
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

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
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

Colors

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