Compare 2013 Buick Encore vs 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan

2013 Buick Encore
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
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FWD 4-Door
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
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2WD 4-Door Manual S
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.20 66.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 16.800
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 39.400
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
Compact 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
RAK NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 330
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3190 3433
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 18
Transmission
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 4
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

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