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2021 Buick Encore GX vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

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2021 Buick
Encore GX

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2021 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*
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$24,200 to $30,600
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$25,245 to $39,095
Invoice* $23,329 to $29,498 $24,235 to $37,531
MPG - City 26 - 28 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 27 - 29
Engine(s) I-3 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5 - 7
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 Tiguan 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 Tiguan.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Tiguan requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Buick Encore GX, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Tiguan. 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 Tiguan have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore GX 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. If you go with the Buick Encore GX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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

Performance
The Buick Encore GX has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Utility
The Buick Encore GX has less seating than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making the Volkswagen Tiguan the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Buick Encore GX has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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