2016 Buick Encore vs 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
AwardsWhy did KBB.com name the 2016 Buick Encore the Best Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover in its 5-Year Cost to Own Awards for the third year in a row? Because it "continues to prove you don't have to spend a fortune to get into a premium crossover" and because "no matter which Encore you choose, you'll get a premium compact SUV that's quiet, easy to drive and fits just about anywhere." We couldn't agree more1.
The Buick has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2016 Encore has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick and it's earned a coveted 5-star Overall rating from the NHTSA2.
EfficiencyWho says you can't have both luxury and eco-friendly fuel efficiency? The 2016 Buick Encore3 offers more miles per gallon both in the city and on the highway than the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan4 - 7 more and 8 more MPGs, respectively - meaning you'll use less fuel and emit fewer greenhouse gases, while still enjoying the luxury and performance you've come to expect from Buick. Bravo!
2016 Buick EncoreFoo2016 Volkswagen Tiguan283epa estimated city mpg214343epa estimated highway mpg264
FeaturesGet the convenience of 4G LTE connectivity anytime, anywhere, standard on the 2016 Buick Encore5, and not even an option on the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan.
A heated steering wheel may seem like an over-the-top luxury… until your first chilly commute without one. Then you’ll be glad your 2016 Buick Encore6 is equipped with it, standard..
2016 Buick EncoreFoo2016 Volkswagen Tiguanstandard54g lte connectivity-standard6heated steering wheel-
SafetyThe 2016 Buick Encore's7 active Blind Spot Monitoring System warns you when a vehicle enters your blind spot, a little more peace of mind as a standard feature. Want that extra security on the Tiguan? Blind Spot Monitoring isn't standard on the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan, so it will cost you.
The 2016 Buick Encore’s8 optional Forward Collision Alert system can detect a collision threat before it happens, giving you precious time to react and stop to avoid a crash. This potentially life-saving safety measure isn’t even an option on the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan.
If your vehicle begins to drift out of its lane, the Lane Departure Warning System, standard on the 2016 Buick Encore8, will sound an alarm. This extra layer of safety isn't standard on the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan, so if you want it, you'll have to pay extra.
More stars means safer cars. According to the NHTSA's Overall Crash Rating, should you ever need it, the 2016 Buick Encore5 offers greater crash protection than the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan4.9.
The 2016 Buick Encore5 offers side airbag protection to its rear passengers standard, but that same level of safety isn't even an option on the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan.
2016 Buick EncoreFoo2016 Volkswagen Tiguanstandard7blind spot monitoring system-optional8forward collision alert system-standard8lane departure warning system-55overall crash rating44standard5rear side airbag-
UsabilityWho wouldn't want more miles between fill-ups? With a 52 miles higher estimated combined tank range, the 2016 Buick Encore3 will keep you on the road longer than the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan4.
The 2016 Buick Encore's5 slightly smaller turn radius means more agile maneuvering and easier parking.
2016 Buick EncoreFoo2016 Volkswagen Tiguan4203estimated combined tank range3684365turning circle394
PricingIn the very unlikely event your new 2016 Buick Encore5 needs repairs in the months and years right after you buy it, they're fully covered under the its comprehensive warranty - which lasts 14,000 miles longer than the warranty on the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan4.
The 2016 Buick Encore5 is so confident in their materials and workmanship, they'll pay for the cost of perforation repairs for 2 years longer than the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan4 - quite a consideration for drivers who live in climates where corrosion is a risk.
The drivetrain in the 2016 Buick Encore5 is carefully engineered and built to last, and they're willing to back it with a warranty that's 10,000 miles longer than the drivetrain warranty on the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan4.
With an MSRP of $825 less than the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan4, the 2016 Buick Encore5 provides the budget-conscious buyer enough cost savings to fill the 2016 Buick Encore's5 gas tank more than a dozen times, with a little money left over for road-trip snacks10.
In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2016 Buick Encore's5 Roadside Assistance, standard for 3 years longer than 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan4.
2016 Buick EncoreFoo2016 Volkswagen Tiguan50,0005basic warranty36,000445corrosion warranty2470,0005drivetrain warranty60,0004$24,0655msrp$24,890465roadside assistance34
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1 - Learn more at http://www.kbb.com/new-cars/5-year-cost-to-own-awards/best-cto-luxury-compact-suv-crossover/
2 - Learn more at http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings and http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings
3 - 2016 Buick Encore FWD 4dr Sport Touring
4 - 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan 2WD 4dr Auto S
5 - 2016 Buick Encore FWD 4dr
6 - 2016 Buick Encore FWD 4dr Leather
7 - 2016 Buick Encore FWD 4dr Convenience
8 - 2016 Buick Encore FWD 4dr Premium
9 - Find more info here: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings
10 - Based on the price of $40.00 to fill the gas tank.