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Buick Encore
2021 Buick Encore
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$23,200
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.6
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GMC Terrain
2021 GMC Terrain
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$25,000
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.1
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Volkswagen Tiguan
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
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$26,000
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.9
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Overview

Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
1.5-liter Turbo Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
138 hp @ 4900 rpm
170 hp @ 5600 rpm
184 hp @ 4400 rpm
Torque
148 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm
203 @ 2000 - 4000
221 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
9-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
N/A
N/A
Turning Diameter
36.7 ft
37.4 ft
N/A

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
18"" x TBD
17" x 7.0"
N/A
Rear Wheel Size
18"" x TBD
17" x 7.0"
N/A

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
MacPherson Strut
N/A
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
4-Link
N/A

Tires

Front Tire
P215/55R18
P225/65R17
N/A
Rear Tire
P215/55R18
P225/65R17
N/A
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
27 MPG
N/A
City
25 MPG
26 MPG
N/A
Highway
30 MPG
30 MPG
N/A

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 Tons/yr
6.6 (2020) Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
14.9 gallons
N/A
Cruising Range City
350 miles
387.4 miles
N/A
Cruising Range Highway
420 miles
447 miles
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
168.35 in
182.3 in
N/A
Height
65.25 in
65.4 in
N/A
Max Width
70.1 in
72.4 in
N/A
Front Width
60.65 in
62.3 in
N/A
Rear Width
60.62 in
62.5 in
N/A
Wheelbase
100.6 in
107.3 in
N/A
Ground Clearance
6.22 in
6.9 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
N/A
Front Seat Leg Room
40.82 in
40.9 in
N/A
Front Seat Headroom
39.58 in
40 in
N/A
Front Seat Shoulder Room
54.18 in
57.2 in
N/A
Front Seat Hip Room
51.65 in
54.4 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.75 in
39.7 in
N/A
Rear Seat Headroom
38.78 in
38.5 in
N/A
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
52.5 in
55.6 in
N/A
Rear Seat Hip Room
50.08 in
51.8 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,237 lbs
3,449 lbs
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
48.4 ft³
63.3 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
18.8 ft³
29.6 ft³
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ebony, Cloth with leatherette seat trim
  • Jet Black, Premium cloth seat trim
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Not Available
A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Corrosion
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
N/A
Maintenance Note
1 Year/1 Visit
1 Year/1 Visit
N/A
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
N/A
Rust-Through
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Warranty Note
Preliminary 2021 Warranty
Preliminary 2021 Warranty
N/A
Drivetrain Note
N/A
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance Note
N/A
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A