Comparison - Volvo XC40 Recharge EV 2021 - vs - Buick Encore GX Essence 2021

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The 2020 Buick Encore GX is Nice, but Overpriced
Make: 
Average Price: 
£
59,985
Updated: 
18 Nov 2020
$
30,600
Updated: 
10 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
1-speed Direct Drive
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Glacier Silver Metallic
#C5C9CA
Black Stone
#101820
Onyx Black Metallic
#2D2926
Fusion Red Metallic
#BC3D3A
Thunder Grey Metallic
#595F66
Crystal White Metallic
#D9D9D6
Bursting Blue Metallic
#31679F
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

Electric

Battery: 
78.0-kWh
Full Charge Range: 
259mi
Full Charge Time: 
zero to 80% in approximately 40 minutes
Top Speed: 
112mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
4.90s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The XC40 Recharge is an all-new model for Volvo this year and represents the Swedish brand's first foray into all-electric propulsion—that's if you don't count its Polestar division's new Polestar 2 EV.

Pros
Attractive styling,
peppy acceleration,
thoughtfully designed cabin.

Cons
Key rivals offer more driving range,
hefty curb weight,
much pricier than the gasoline model.

By: 
caranddriver.com

For 2021 New fully electric version of the XC40,402 horsepower,Estimated 208 miles of range.

Pros
Quick acceleration
Easy-to-use infotainment system
Practical SUV body style

Cons
Less range than rival EVs
Below-average energy efficiency
Small cargo area

By: 
edmunds.com

The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric has an appealing interior, a decent electric range, rapid performance and impressive safety credentials. It’s expensive next to many rivals, but the lower-spec models stack up fairly well next to similarly premium (if often larger and, in some cases, more fun) alternatives.

Pros
High-quality interior
Rapid performance
Decent range

Cons
Expensive next to many rivals
Fiddly infotainment menus
No traditional PCP finance

By: 
whatcar.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: 
Electric
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Electric
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
12
Cylinders: 
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.30L
Torque: 
486ft-lbs
174ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
408hp
155hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet

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: 
Speed sensitive steering
Oncoming Lane Mitigation
Leather Steering Wheel
Speed limiter
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
174.20in
171.40in
Width: 
73.00in
71.40in
Height: 
65.00in
64.10in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
7.50in
Front Track: 
61.10in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
106.40in
102.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.60
39.70
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
36.10in
36.00in
Front Hip Room: 
54.70in
51.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.70in
55.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.60in
47.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.30in
53.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
57.50cu.ft
50.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
25.00cu.ft
23.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4741.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power glass tilt
Electric front and rear axle drive
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Premium Leather/Sueded Microfiber
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
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: 
Folding center armrest
60/40 split folding rear seat
Isofix attachments on rear seats
Rear armrest / integral cup holders / storage tray
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear 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: 
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Heat pump (Enhanced cabin heating and cooling efficiency with optimal vehicle range)
Dual Illuminating Vanity 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: 
12.3" Progressive Driver Display
9" centre console portrait touch screen
Two USB Type C ports in front
Bluetooth hands free telephone kit
8 speakers
Web searches and google connected home appliances with google automative services enabled entertainment apps
Google automatic services - Nav with google maps
apple carplay/android auto, voice recognition with google assistant
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: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear wiper
Roof antenna
Roof spoiler
High gloss black roof rails
Black stone roof
Dark tinted windows for rear door side windows and cargo compartment
Front recharge tread plates
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: 
19"
18 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Tyre sealant kit + 12v compressor
Painted Alloy Wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
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: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear 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: 
First aid kit
SIPS (Side Impact Protection System)
Hill descent control
WHIPS whiplash protection system - front
Hill start assist
Road sign information display
Run off Road Protection
Run off Road Mitigation
Front and outer rear seatbelt reminder and pretensioners
City safety includes pedestrain detection and front collision warning with full auto brake
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
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: 
Protection Package Premier
Climate Package
Advanced Package
Protection Package
Sport Touring Package
Experience Buick Package
Advanced Technology Package
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
Front And Rear Mud Flaps
Protective Grille Steel
Illuminated Tailgate Plate
20" 5-Double Spoke Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
Exterior Styling Kit
Trunk Spoiler
Load Bars
Foldable Trailer Hitch
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: 
Harman Kardon Premium Sound
Lava Floor Carpet, Tunnel Console & Door Panels
Eyeglass Holder
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: 
Signet seats w/Ebony interior accents, leather
#694F43
Whisper Beige w/Ebony interior accents, leather
#DEDDE6
Ebony Seats w/Ebony interior accents, leather
#000000