Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 2013 Buick Encore vs 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan

2013 Buick Encore Change
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style FWD 4-Door
Switch Style

Drivetrain

Features

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 25 33 $23,232 $24,200
FWD 4-Door Convenience 25 33 $24,009 $25,010
AWD 4-Door 23 30 $24,672 $25,700
AWD 4-Door Convenience 23 30 $25,449 $26,510
FWD 4-Door Leather 25 33 $25,641 $26,710
FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $27,062 $28,190
AWD 4-Door Leather 23 30 $27,081 $28,210
AWD 4-Door Premium 23 30 $28,502 $29,690
2WD 4-Door Manual S *Ltd Avail*
Switch Style

Transmission

Drivetrain

Features

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,075 $22,995
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $23,712 $24,700
2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 26 $25,440 $26,500
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $25,589 $26,655
4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 20 26 $27,317 $28,455
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $27,994 $29,160
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 21 26 $29,856 $31,100
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $29,870 $31,115
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 20 26 $31,733 $33,055
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $33,470 $34,865
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $35,347 $36,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,232
$22,075
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,200
$22,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$403 / month
$383 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Read Our Full Review
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
?
Read Our Full Review
TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Buick Encore does nearly everything a pint-sized premium crossover should do--minus a few dozen horsepower, that is. The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is a little conservative in look and feel, but otherwise it has everything that urban crossover shoppers want.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.80 39.000
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.50 54.800
Front Leg Room (in) 40.80 40.100
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.70 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.70 35.800
Front Head Room (in) 39.60 39.100
Second Hip Room (in) 50.10 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.10 56.200
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 95.300
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.20 66.300
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.60 61.900
Wheelbase (in) 100.60 102.500
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.90 71.200
Track Width, Front (in) 60.60 61.800
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.20 6.900
Length, Overall (in) 168.40 174.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 18.80 23.800
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 48.40 56.100
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.6 x 0.5 11.300 x 0.500
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.0 12.300 x 1.000
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 16.800
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 39.400
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.72 2.800
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 14.700
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code RAK NA
Spare Tire Order Code RVZ NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55R18 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code RAK NA
Front Tire Size P215/55R18 P215/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3190 3433
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 11.100
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 4900 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Turbocharged I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 148 @ 1850 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code LUV NA
Displacement 1.4/83 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 26
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.090
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.94 4.950
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.160
Trans Order Code MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.53 3.300
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.380
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.920
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 3.920
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.890
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Buick Encore Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 8.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
© 2016 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmostock. Read our Cookie Policy.