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2014 Buick Encore

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

  2014 Buick Encore 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line
MSRP
$24,160
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$23,305
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Invoice $23,193 $22,373
MPG
City/Highway
23/33 18/26
Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
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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. Read Full Review The 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan offers just about everything a compact crossover should, though its a little conservative in style and feel. Read Full Review
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  • Interior quiet and calm
  • Well equipped, including IntelliLink
  • Roomy back seat, ample headroom
  • Flexible interior for good cargo space
  • Handsome two-tone interior trim

Dislikes:

  • Overstyled to some eyes
  • Narrow cabin
  • Marginal performance, AWD especially
  • Gas mileage not all that good

Likes:

  • Strong, efficient turbo four
  • Build quality and materials
  • Roomy cabin
  • Upscale interior

Dislikes:

  • Uninspired handling
  • Notchy, vague manual gearbox
  • Priced higher than its peers
  • Conservative styling
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