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2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2021 Buick Encore Review

New 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

2020 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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New 2021 Buick Encore

2021 Buick
Encore

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MSRP*
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$24,945 to $38,795
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$23,200 to $25,220
Invoice* $23,947 to $37,243 $23,177 to $24,312
MPG - City 20 - 22 24 - 25
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 29 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
The Volkswagen Tiguan offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Buick Encore. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Buick Encore.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Volkswagen Tiguan as you will with the Buick Encore, 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). The Volkswagen Tiguan is somewhat more expensive than the Buick Encore. 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 Volkswagen Tiguan and the Buick Encore have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen Tiguan is much wider than the Buick Encore, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Volkswagen Tiguan, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Buick Encore.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Volkswagen Tiguan does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Buick Encore.

Handling
The Volkswagen Tiguan has a larger turning radius than the Buick Encore, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Tiguan greatly out-muscles the Buick Encore.

Utility
The Volkswagen Tiguan offers greater seating capacity than the Buick Encore, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Volkswagen Tiguan, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Buick Encore.

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