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2014 Buick Encore vs. 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Buick Encore offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Tiguan, with comparable head- and legroom. The Buick Encore offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Encore as you will with the Volkswagen Tiguan, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the Buick Encore is a better financial choice over the Volkswagen Tiguan, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Buick Encore will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Tiguan, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Buick Encore is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Buick Encore has much lower torque than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Buick Encore has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Tiguan, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Buick Encore has a lot less horsepower than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Encore and the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Buick Encore has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Buick Encore than that of the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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2014 Buick
Encore

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MSRP*: $24,160 - $30,465

2014 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*: $23,305 - $38,835
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 - 25
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
18 - 21
Highway MPG: 30 - 33 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,194 - $29,246 $22,373 - $37,282

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