|2015 Ford Explorer||
2015 Buick Encore
|290 @ 4,000 RPM||Horsepower||138 @ 4,900 RPM|
|255 @ 4,000 RPM||Torque||148 @ 1,850 RPM|
|7 Passengers||Passenger Capacity||5 Passengers|
|112.6 in||Wheelbase Length||100.60 in|
2015 Ford Explorer vs 2015 Buick Encore
The Ford Explorer is one of the most popular sport utility vehicles in the world. This vehicle wins countless awards year after year, and there is a reason for that, it is simply the best in its class. Ford meticulously engineers this vehicle to be a smooth and comfortable on-road driver and a rugged and versatile off the road. The new 2015 model year is no exception to this. For has implemented upgrades and changes that help make this by far the best version of the Ford Explorer to ever hit the streets.
The sport utility segment is tough to stand out in because there are so many worthy competitors. However, the Ford Explorer has always been able to lead the pack because of its innovation, and progressive engineering. One the Explorer’s biggest competitors is the Buick Encore. The Encore was first released back in 2013, so it has had a much shorter lifespan than the Ford Explorer. Nonetheless, it has proven itself as a contender in the segment and competes against the Explorer for market share. Therefore, we have decided to match these two great vehicles up against each other, head-to-head, in our 2015 Ford Explorer vs 2015 Buick Encore comparison review test.
Shoppers who take part in this comparison review test will come away from it with a clear understanding of why the Explorer has been the standard in sport utility vehicle segment since 1990, and the reasons why it is miles ahead of the nearest competitor.
2015 Ford Explorer in Albert Lea MN
When we compared the performance characteristics of both vehicles, it became very clear that the 2015 Ford Explorer in Albert Lea MN is miles ahead of the 2015 Buick Encore. We looked at things such as horsepower and torque, and the Explorer came up as the big winner in both categories.
The athletic 3.5-liter, six-cylinder engine that comes standard on the 2015 Ford Explorer is able to make an outstanding 290 horsepower with 255 pound-feet of torque. This is more than enough performance to zip through daily traffic with ease or to blaze your own trail off the road. On the other hand, the 2015 Buick Encore has a turbocharged I-4 engine that is only able to produce 138 horsepower with 148 pound-feet of torque. By examining those performance characteristics it becomes clear that the Buick Encore is very underpowered in comparison to the Ford Explorer.
Any shopper in the market for a capable, versatile, and stylish SUV should look no further than the Ford Explorer in the 2015 model year. This vehicle will exceed all of your expectations. We invite you to stop in and take a test drive to find out for yourself.