Compare 2014 Buick Encore vs 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

2014 Buick Encore
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 25 33 $23,193 $24,160
AWD 4-Door 23 30 $24,633 $25,660
FWD 4-Door Convenience 25 33 $24,753 $25,785
AWD 4-Door Convenience 23 30 $26,193 $27,285
FWD 4-Door Leather 25 33 $26,385 $27,485
FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $27,806 $28,965
AWD 4-Door Leather 23 30 $27,825 $28,985
AWD 4-Door Premium 23 30 $29,246 $30,465
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2WD 4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,373 $23,305
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $24,317 $25,330
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $26,193 $27,285
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $26,246 $27,340
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $28,123 $29,295
2WD 4-Door Automatic w/Appearance SE 21 26 $28,767 $29,965
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic w/Appearance SE 20 26 $30,642 $31,920
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $31,675 $32,995
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $33,553 $34,950
2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line 21 26 $35,406 $36,880
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic R-Line 20 26 $37,282 $38,835
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,193
$22,373
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,160
$23,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$403 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Buick Encore is one of very few subcompact premium crossovers, and it mostly does well in that role--but it could use more power. The 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan offers just about everything a compact crossover should, though its a little conservative in style and feel.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.80 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.50 55
Front Leg Room (in)
40.80 40.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.70 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.70 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.60 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
50.10 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.10 56.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.8 95.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.20 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
168.40 174.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.20 67.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.60 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
100.60 102.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.90 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.60 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - 23.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.80 23.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48.40 56.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.6 x 0.5 11.3
Brake Type
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 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 16.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 39
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.72 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RAK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
RVZ NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
RAK NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 220
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3190 3397
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" Compact
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 280
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Engine
Displacement
1.4/83 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 200 @ 5100
Engine Type
Turbocharged I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic fuel injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
LUV NA
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
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 4.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.16
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.89
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 8.6 (Est)
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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