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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 25 33 $23,193 $24,160
FWD 4-Door Convenience 25 33 $24,753 $25,785
FWD 4-Door Leather 25 33 $26,385 $27,485
FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $27,806 $28,965
AWD 4-Door 23 30 $24,633 $25,660
AWD 4-Door Convenience 23 30 $26,193 $27,285
AWD 4-Door Leather 23 30 $27,825 $28,985
AWD 4-Door Premium 23 30 $29,246 $30,465
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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
2WD 4-Door Automatic w/Appearance SE 21 26 $28,767 $29,965
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $31,675 $32,995
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $26,193 $27,285
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic w/Appearance SE 20 26 $30,642 $31,920
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $33,553 $34,950
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $26,246 $27,340
2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line 21 26 $35,406 $36,880
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $28,123 $29,295
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic R-Line 20 26 $37,282 $38,835
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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
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 38.80 39
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 65.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - TBD - 23.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 16.8
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 39
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P215/55R18 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 220
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 2200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3190 3397
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" Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 280
Engine
Engine Type Turbocharged I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 148 @ 1850 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code LUV NA
Displacement 1.4/83 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 4900 200 @ 5100
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
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
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
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Buick Encore Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.2 8.7 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score NA -
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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