Comparison - Ford Ecosport Titanium 2019 - vs - Buick Encore GX Essence 2021

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2018 Ford EcoSport Review & Road Test
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2020 Buick Encore GX Review | Small, Practical, and Techy
2021 Buick Encore GX | American Masterpiece
The 2020 Buick Encore GX ST is a Surprisingly Pleasant New SUV
The 2020 Buick Encore GX is Nice, but Overpriced
2020 Buick Encore GX Test Drive Video Review
2020 Buick Encore GX Review | Small, Practical, and Techy
2021 Buick Encore GX | American Masterpiece
The 2020 Buick Encore GX ST is a Surprisingly Pleasant New SUV
Make: 
Average Price: 
$
27,610
Updated: 
08 Apr 2019
$
30,600
Updated: 
10 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.60gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Shadow Black
#3D3D3D
Smoke
#747986
Lightning Blue
#0F5AD3
Ruby Red
#920F0C
Moondust Silver
#ACADB0
White Platinum
#D7D7D5
Diamond White
#EEEEEB
Blue Candy
#2E8AA1
Canyon Ridge
#864426
Race Red
#D01313
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

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Ford EcoSport wants for safety and styling that match even the lowered standards set by its price.

Pros
Spacious enough
Available all-wheel drive
Decent fuel economy
Upmarket audio option

Cons
Heavy for its size
Also sluggish
Poor safety profile
Cabin’s poor fit and finish

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Ford EcoSport is competitively priced among subcompact crossovers. Unfortunately, its fuel economy scores aren't as good as those of top-tier rivals, and there aren't any advanced safety features aside from blind-spot monitoring.

Pros
Above-average cargo space for the class
All-wheel drive can be ordered at every trim level
Widespread availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Sync 3 infotainment interface is fast and easy to use

Cons
Aside from blind-spot monitoring, advanced safety aids aren't available
Below-average fuel economy
Base engine might struggle while carrying passengers and cargo
Choppy, jittery ride on most road surfaces

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Ford EcoSport ranked #15 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Ford EcoSport has a score of 6.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 17 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good amount of cargo space
Tall driving position
User-friendly available infotainment system

Cons
Poor acceleration with base engine
Easily unsettled ride
Large window pillars hinder forward visibility
Limited available advanced safety features

By: 
usnews.com

For its second year on the market, the Encore GX receives only a few small updates. Both SiriusXM satellite radio and wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have become standard features across the lineup, and adaptive cruise control is now available on the Preferred model as part of the optional Safety package.

Pros
Attractive exterior design,
SUV practicality,
good value compared to luxury-branded rivals.

Cons
Too many plasticky interior parts,
inadequate three-cylinder powertrains,
unexciting to drive.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Satellite radio now standard. Part of the first Encore GX generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
Appealing design both inside and out
Comfortable ride quality
Desirable infotainment and driving assistance tech is standard
Lots of space for passengers and cargo

Cons
Front seats are narrow and don't fit a variety of body types
Thick roof pillars reduce rear visibility
Ho-hum handling

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Buick Encore GX steals the parking spot left between the smallest mainstream and luxury crossovers.

Pros
Better-looking, with better details
Right-sized urban runabout
Upgraded interior
More safety gear
Better infotainment

Cons
Steering lacks feel
Narrow front seats
Expensive, in Essence trim
Average warranty

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
12
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.30L
Torque: 
149ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
174ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
166hp
at 6 500rpm
155hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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
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
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
161.30in
171.40in
Width: 
69.50in
71.40in
Height: 
65.10in
64.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
7.50in
Front Track: 
59.80in
61.10in
Rear Track: 
59.70in
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
99.20in
102.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
39.70
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
36.70in
36.00in
Front Hip Room: 
51.60in
51.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
53.30in
55.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
50.90in
47.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
51.30in
53.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
50.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.90cu.ft
23.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3327.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket front seats
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Driver Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
6 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
Passenger Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding Center Armrest
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Air Conditioning
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: 
9 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Mast Antenna
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)
USB Connection
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
675 Watts Stereo Output
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

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
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
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17-In.
18 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Painted Alloy Wheels
All-Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
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: 
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: 
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: 
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Destination Download
Airbag Deployment Notification
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
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

Options

Packages: 
Cargo Management Package
Equipment Group 400A
Interior Protection Package
Sport Touring Package
Experience Buick Package
Advanced Technology Package
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
Keyless Entry Keypad
Front License Plate Bracket
Front And Rear Splash Guards/Mud Flaps
Black Roof Package
Front License Plate Bracket
Wheel Lock Kit
Keyless Entry Keypad
Hands-Free Power LIftgate Package
Custom Molded Front And Rear Splash Guards
Painted Front And Rear Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Custom Molded Cargo Tray
Load Floor Cargo Mat
All-Weather Floor Mats
Bose Premium 7-Speaker Audio System
Vertical Cargo Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Medium Light Stone, leather
#ABA69C
Ebony Black, leather
#383838
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