Comparison - Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T SEL 2019 - vs - Buick Encore Essence 2019

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

Opel Mokka,Bitter Mokka,Vauxhall Mokka

Model: 
Average Price: 
$
24,415
Updated: 
06 Jul 2018
$
30,800
Updated: 
28 Mar 2019
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
14.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Pure White
#F1F0EB
Deep Black Pearl Metallic
#0E0E0F
Sage Green Metallic
#394138
Silk Blue Metallic
#063C5D
Habanero Orange Metallic
#CA4A35
Tornado Red
#AA142C
Platinum Gray Metallic
#4D5960
White Silver Metallic
#C5C9CF
Color: 
Satin Steel Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#FAFAFA
Deep Azure Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#02476C
Coppertino Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#653332
Ebony Twilight Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#090909
Quicksilver Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#DADEDD
Summit White/Black Carbon Metallic
#FFFFFF
White Frost Tricoat/Satin Nickel Metallic
#DDE0DB
Winterberry Red Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#7B2029

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a mild-mannered, well-equipped compact sedan.

Pros
Docile personality
High-tech options
Good safety gear
Styling will age well

Cons
Docile personality
Breaks little new ground
Conservative, almost to a fault
Unsupportive front seats

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Jetta is marginally bigger than the old car, continuing a trend that has seen the Jetta grow to roughly the size of the fondly remembered B5-generation 1997–2005 Passat. The Jetta’s wheelbase has been stretched 1.3 inches to 105.7 inches, which helps the car maintain its proportions even with an overall length that has grown to 185.1 inches.

Pros
Classy interior,
responsive 1.4-liter turbo,
slick manual available.

Cons
Mute steering,
smaller trunk,
no GLI at launch.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta ranked #18 in Compact Cars. Currently the Volkswagen Jetta has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 12 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good gas mileage
Smooth ride
All-day supportive seats
User-friendly infotainment system

Cons
Competitors are more upscale
Less fun-to-drive than rivals

By: 
usnews.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

Small luxury crossovers are hot, but the 2019 Buick Encore offers a decidedly calm option. It's cute and affordable, but lacks some options found on others.

Pros
Refined ride
Compact size
Quality interior and trim
Attractive styling

Cons
Narrow, cramped interior
Underpowered base engine
Lacks standard safety tech
Price rises quickly with options

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Streamlined trim-level structure.More powerful engine is now optional.The 2019 Buick Encore is a bit more upscale than other subcompact crossovers thanks to its long list of features and the signature silence of Buick interiors.

Pros
Hushed cabin at highway speeds
Generous standard tech and safety features
Maneuverable size

Cons
Base engine delivers tepid performance
Small cargo area

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
30.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
40.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.40L
1.40L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 1 400rpm
148ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 5 000rpm
138hp
at 4 900rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet
36.70Feet
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: 
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
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Air Conditioning
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
185.10in
168.40in
Width: 
70.80in
69.90in
Height: 
57.40in
65.30in
Ground Clearance: 
5.60in
6.20in
Front Track: 
60.60in
Rear Track: 
60.60in
Wheel Base: 
105.70in
100.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.50
39.60
Front Hip Room: 
51.70in
Front Leg Room: 
41.10in
40.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.90in
54.20in
Rear Head Room: 
37.20
38.80
Rear Hip Room: 
50.10in
Rear leg room: 
37.40in
35.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.00in
52.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
48.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1016lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.10cu.ft
18.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
2959.00lbs
3237.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
no
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
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
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest

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: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel

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
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
9 Total Speakers
400 Watts Stereo Output
Beats Audio Premium Brand Speakers
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: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
16 X 6.5 In.
18 x 7.0-In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
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
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
no
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
no
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Brake Drying
Rear Door Child Safety Locks
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
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: 
Cold Weather Package (Delayed Availability)
Buick Interior Protection Package
Active Package
Road Trip Package
Experience Buick Package Savings
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locks
Accessory Carrier Hitch
Front License Plate Bracket
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Power Glass Moonroof
Front License Plate Bracket
Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
Rubber Mats Kit
Carpeted Mats Kit
All-Weather Floor Mats
Front Footwell and Cup Holder Lighting Kit
Custom Molded Cargo Tray
Intellilink Audio System w/Color Touch Navigation
Cargo Mat
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
Bose Premium 7-Speaker Audio System
Premium All-Weather Floor Liners
Cargo Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Storm Gray, leatherette
#93948D
Dark Beige, leatherette
#867054
Titan Black, leatherette
#302F2E
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#000000
Brandy Seats w/Ebony Accents, leather
#4A3021
Shale Seats w/Ebony Accents, leather
#948E7B