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2021 Buick Encore GX vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

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2021 Buick
Encore GX

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2022 Volkswagen
Taos

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MSRP*
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$24,200 to $30,600
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$22,995 to $33,045
Invoice* $23,329 to $29,498 $22,075 to $31,724
MPG - City 26 - 28 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 32 - 36
Engine(s) I-3 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Drivetrain
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.

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