2017 Buick Encore vs 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
AwardsYour daily commute isn't any fun at all — until you realize you're getting outstanding fuel economy in your 2017 Buick Encore. It's so fuel efficient, it's been named one of KBB.com's Most Fuel Efficient SUVs of 2017, so you know you're really getting the most out of every mile1.
Buick has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2017 Encore has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA2.
EfficiencyEvery mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the 5 more MPGs between the 2017 Buick Encore3 and the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan4 in the city and the 9 more MPGs on the highway. Those humble little MPGs can add up to big savings.
2017 Buick EncoreFoo2017 Volkswagen Tiguan253epa estimated city mpg204333epa estimated highway mpg244
FeaturesNo more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2017 Buick Encore5, can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option.
2017 Buick EncoreFoo2017 Volkswagen Tiguanstandard5rear parking aid-
SafetyThe 2017 Buick Encore's6 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 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan, so it will cost you.
If your vehicle begins to drift out of its lane, the Lane Departure Warning System, standard on the 2017 Buick Encore5, will sound an alarm. This extra layer of safety isn't standard on the 2017 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 2017 Buick Encore3 offers greater crash protection than the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan4.7.
The 2017 Buick Encore3 offers side airbag protection to its rear passengers standard, but that same level of safety isn't even an option on the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan.
2017 Buick EncoreFoo2017 Volkswagen Tiguanstandard6blind spot monitoring system-standard5lane departure warning system-53overall crash rating44standard3rear side airbag-
UsabilityWho wouldn't want more miles between fill-ups? With a 40 miles higher estimated combined tank range, the 2017 Buick Encore3 will keep you on the road longer than the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan4.
The 2017 Buick Encore's slightly smaller turn radius means more agile maneuvering and easier parking.
2017 Buick EncoreFoo2017 Volkswagen Tiguan3923estimated combined tank range3524363turning circle394
PricingIn the very unlikely event your new 2017 Buick Encore3 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 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan4.
The 2017 Buick Encore3 is so confident in their materials and workmanship, they'll pay for the cost of perforation repairs for 2 years longer than the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan4 - quite a consideration for drivers who live in climates where corrosion is a risk.
The drivetrain in the 2017 Buick Encore3 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 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan4.
The 2017 Buick Encore3 is priced at $2,005 less than the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan4 - that's some pretty sizable savings.
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 2017 Buick Encore's3 Roadside Assistance, standard for 3 years longer than 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan4.
2017 Buick EncoreFoo2017 Volkswagen Tiguan50,0003basic warranty36,000443corrosion warranty2470,0003drivetrain warranty60,0004$22,9903msrp$24,995463roadside assistance34
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1 - Learn more at https://www.kbb.com/most-fuel-efficient-cars/suv/2017/10/
2 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings
3 - 2017 Buick Encore FWD 4dr
4 - 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T S FWD
5 - 2017 Buick Encore FWD 4dr Premium
6 - 2017 Buick Encore FWD 4dr Preferred II
7 - Find more info here: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings