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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan 2014 Buick Encore 2014 Mazda CX-5
 
2WD 4dr Man S
  • 2WD 4dr Man S
  • 2WD 4dr Auto S
  • 4MOTION 4dr Auto S
  • 2WD 4dr Auto SE
  • 4MOTION 4dr Auto SE
  • 2WD 4dr Auto SE w/Appearance
  • 4MOTION 4dr Auto SE w/Appearance
  • 2WD 4dr Auto SEL
  • 4MOTION 4dr Auto SEL
  • 2WD 4dr Auto R-Line
  • 4MOTION 4dr Auto R-Line
FWD
  • FWD
  • AWD
  • Convenience FWD
  • Convenience AWD
  • Leather FWD
  • Premium FWD
  • Leather AWD
  • Premium AWD
FWD 4dr Man Sport
  • FWD 4dr Man Sport
  • FWD 4dr Auto Sport
  • AWD 4dr Auto Sport
  • FWD 4dr Auto Touring
  • AWD 4dr Auto Touring
  • FWD 4dr Auto Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Auto Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $23,305 $24,160 $21,395
Invoice $22,373 $23,194 $20,784
Avg. Paid $22,371 $24,562 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.4 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.0 8.7 9.0
Performance 8.5 7.3 8.3
Interior 8.1 7.5 7.3
Safety 8.4 8.9 9.7
Reliability 2.5 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Car-like handling
  • Powerful turbocharged engine
  • Upscale interior
  • Great fuel economy
  • Attractive, upscale interior
  • Numerous standard features
  • Thrilling to drive
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Roomy cabin
Cons
  • Limited cargo space
  • Meager fuel economy 
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Small cargo hold
  • Confusing navigation system

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Turbocharged I4 1.4/83 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy 26 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.5 100.60 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 174.5 168.40 178.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.2 69.90 72.4
Height, Overall (in) 65.6 65.20 65.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3397 3190 3194

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2200 2000

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 95.3 92.8 103.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.60 40.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.1 40.80 41
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 54.10 57.5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.70 55.2
Second Head Room (in) 39 38.80 39
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 35.70 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55 52.50 55.5
Second Hip Room (in) 50.10 53.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 56.1 48.40 64.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 23.8 18.80 34.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 23.8 - TBD - 34.1

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/121 1.4/83 2.0 L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 5100 138 @ 4900 155 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 207 @ 1700 148 @ 1850 150 @ 4000
Transmission Manual w/OD Automatic Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 39 36.7 36.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 33 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.8 14.0 14.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Independent MacPherson Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard