Buick Encore vs. Nissan Kicks

Coppertino Metallic
VS
Aspen White/ Super Black

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$19,907 - $22,092
$17,317 - $19,936

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
Not Available

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
125 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4
1.6L DOHC 16V 4

Interior Features

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.82 in.
43.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.58 in.
40.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.75 in.
33.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.78 in.
38.5 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Not Available

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Not Available

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Not Available

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Not Available

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
100.6 in.
103.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 ft.
34.1 ft.

Length

Length
168.41 in.
Not Available

Width

Width
69.85 in.
69.3 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3237 .lbs
2639 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
125 hp

Torque

Torque
148 ft. lbs.
115 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
Not Available

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Not Available

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14 gal.
10.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
13 - 17 mpg
16 - 18 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
31 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 mpg
36 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Not Available

Safety Features

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Buick Encore
Nissan Kicks

Body Style

Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle
Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
92.8 ft³.
93.9 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3237 lbs.
2639 lbs.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3
5.3

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 mpg.
33 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 mpg.
31 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 mpg.
36 mpg.

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
LUV
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Turbocharged I4
Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
1.4/83
1.6 L/98

Fuel System

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection
Sequential MPI

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
MNK
Not Available

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
1

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
CVT w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58
4.01 - 0.46

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96
Not Available

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91
Not Available

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45
Not Available

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
Not Available

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75
Not Available

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94
3.77

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53
3.93

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130
120

Total Cooling System Capacity

Total Cooling System Capacity
6.9 qts.
Not Available

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Torsion Beam

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front
N/A mm.
Not Available

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear
N/A mm.
Not Available

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
RAK
Not Available

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
RAK
Not Available

Spare Tire Order Code

Spare Tire Order Code
RVZ
Not Available

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P215/55R18
P205/60HR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18
P205/60HR16

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18" in.
16 X 6 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18" in.
16 X 6 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
16" in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Steel

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0
Not Available

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.72
Not Available

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.7 ft.
34.1 ft.

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A ft.
Not Available

Brake Type

Brake Type
Pwr
Front Disc/Rear Drum

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Not Available

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 1.0 in.
10.2 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.6 x 0.5 in.
8 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.0 gal.
10.8 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.58 in.
40.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.78 in.
38.5 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.82 in.
43.7 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.75 in.
33.2 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
54.18 in.
53 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
52.55 in.
53.2 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
51.65 in.
50.9 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
50.08 in.
49.1 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
100.60 in.
103.1 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
168.41 in.
Not Available

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.85 in.
69.3 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
65.26 in.
62.4 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
60.62 in.
59.8 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
60.62 in.
60.4 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
6.22 in.
7 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
48.40 ft³.
32.3 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
18.80 ft³.
25.3 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Encore
Kicks

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Subcompact Sport Utility
Subcompact Sport Utility

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.4
1.6

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
iron
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4