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2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2020 Buick Encore GX Review

New 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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New 2020 Buick Encore GX

2020 Buick
Encore GX

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MSRP*
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$25,245 to $39,095
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$24,100 to $30,500
Invoice* $24,235 to $37,531 $23,232 to $29,402
MPG - City 21 - 23 26
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 29 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 I-3
Seating Capacity 5 - 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 GX. The Buick Encore GX offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Tiguan, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

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). The Volkswagen Tiguan is somewhat more expensive than the Buick Encore GX. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Volkswagen Tiguan is much higher than that for the Buick Encore GX.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Tiguan is a little wider than the Buick Encore GX, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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 GX.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Volkswagen Tiguan transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Buick Encore GX.

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

Utility
The Volkswagen Tiguan offers greater seating capacity than the Buick Encore GX, 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 GX.

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