Americans from General Motors have made an announcement that refers to the fuel consumption of the new 2013 Buick Encore small crossover. It seems that it is rated at an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg on a combine cycle. To send the output to the front wheels, the carmaker offered a 6-speed automatic transmission. The model will be offered with an all-wheel drive as well, but the fuel consumption for these will be revealed at a later date. No matter which engine we choose, both the AWD and FWD models of the 2013 Buick Encore will receive power from a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four petrol capable of developing 138 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque.
Apparently, the combined fuel economy of the 2013 Buick Encore is the best for any crossover offered by a North American-based carmaker. Just for the sake of comparison, General Motors says that the most fuel efficient crossover developed by Ford, the 2013 Ford Escape offers a fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg on a combined cycle. Another example is the Jeep Compass that uses an automatic gearbox and has a fuel consumption of 23 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg on a combine cycle. On the same page, we have the Mini Countryman S which has a 25 / 32 mpg using an automatic transmission and the German Volkswagen Tiguan with a fuel consumption of 21 / 26 mpg. The 2012 Japanese Nissan Juke powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine capable of developing 188 horsepower has a fuel consumption of 27 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg on a combined cycle.
Overall, the EPA-estimated annual fuel cost is higher because the Juke requires premium fuel and the Encore uses regular gas. The model will be available for purchase on the North American market starting the first months of next year.
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