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2014 Buick Encore 2014 Jeep Cherokee 2014 Subaru Forester
 
FWD
  • FWD
  • AWD
  • Convenience FWD
  • Convenience AWD
  • Leather FWD
  • Premium FWD
  • Leather AWD
  • Premium AWD
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Latitude
  • 4WD 4dr Sport
  • 4WD 4dr Latitude
  • FWD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Trailhawk
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Manual
  • 2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Premium Manual
  • 2.5i Premium Automatic
  • 2.5i Limited
  • 2.0XT Premium
  • 2.5i Touring
  • 2.0XT Touring

Prices

MSRP $24,160 $22,995 $22,995
Invoice $23,194 $22,636 $21,724
Avg. Paid $24,606 $23,763 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 7.9 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.7 8.3 9.2
Performance 7.3 7.7 7.4
Interior 7.5 8.3 7.4
Safety 8.9 9.3 9.3
Reliability 4.0 2.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great fuel economy
  • Attractive, upscale interior
  • Numerous standard features
  • Class-leading off-road capability
  • Premium interior
  • Energetic V6 engine option
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Roomy back seat
  • Large cargo hold
  • Good fuel economy
Cons
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Small cargo hold
  • Below average cargo space
  • Hard-to-use navigation system

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged I4 1.4/83 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144 Regular Unleaded H-4 2.5 L/152
MPG 25 City / 33 Hwy 22 City / 31 Hwy 24 City / 32 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Sport Utility

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 100.60 106.3 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 168.40 182 180.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.90 73.2 70.7
Height, Overall (in) 65.20 65.7 66.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3190 3679 3346

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Optional Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2000 1500

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Standard Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 92.8 105.4 108.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.60 39.4 41.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.80 41.1 43
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.10 57.6 57
Front Hip Room (in) 51.70 53.8 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.80 38.5 39.8
Second Leg Room (in) 35.70 40.3 38
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.50 55.1 56.5
Second Hip Room (in) 50.10 49.9 53
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 48.40 54.9 74.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 18.80 24.8 34.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) - TBD - 24.8 34.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Optional Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged I4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Displacement 1.4/83 2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 138 @ 4900 184 @ 6250 170 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 148 @ 1850 171 @ 4800 174 @ 4100
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Turning diameter 36.7 37.6 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 31 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 15.8 15.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard