Compare 2014 Buick Encore vs 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

2014 Buick Encore
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore AWD 4-Door 23 30 $24,633 $25,660
Encore AWD 4-Door Convenience 23 30 $26,193 $27,285
Encore AWD 4-Door Leather 23 30 $27,825 $28,985
Encore AWD 4-Door Premium 23 30 $29,246 $30,465
Encore FWD 4-Door 25 33 $23,193 $24,160
Encore FWD 4-Door Convenience 25 33 $24,753 $25,785
Encore FWD 4-Door Leather 25 33 $26,385 $27,485
Encore FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $27,806 $28,965
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2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line 21 26 $35,406 $36,880
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $24,317 $25,330
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $26,246 $27,340
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Appearance 21 26 $28,767 $29,965
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $31,675 $32,995
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,373 $23,305
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic R-Line 20 26 $37,282 $38,835
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $26,193 $27,285
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $28,123 $29,295
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE w/Appearance 20 26 $30,642 $31,920
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $33,553 $34,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,633
$35,406
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,660
$36,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$428 / month
$615 / 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
23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
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 - -
Brakes
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 11.3
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 16.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 -
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
RAK NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18 P255/40HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RAK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
RVZ NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P255/40HR19
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)
3309 3404
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Engine Type
Turbocharged I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic fuel injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.55
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.30
Trans Order Code
MHB NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.95
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 7.8 (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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