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2022 Buick Encore GX vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2022 Buick
Encore GX

MSRP*: $24,200 to $30,600
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2022 Volkswagen
Taos

MSRP*: $22,995 to $33,045
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Invoice* $23,329 to $29,498 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 26 - 29 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 32 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 50.2 ft3 65.9 ft3
Engine I-3 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 137 - 155 hp 158 hp
Exterior Length 171.4 in 175.8 in
Exterior Width 71.4 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.0 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 39.7 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 39.8 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Taos than in the Buick Encore GX, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Buick Encore GX and the Volkswagen Taos.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Taos, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Buick Encore GX, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Buick Encore GX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Taos. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Buick Encore GX and the Volkswagen Taos have similar Destination Charges.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Buick Encore GX and the Volkswagen Taos.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Buick Encore GX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Taos.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Encore GX and the Volkswagen Taos. The Buick Encore GX has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Taos.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Buick Encore GX is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Taos.