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Optional Optional
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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan 2014 Honda CR-V 2014 Buick Encore
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
LX 2WD
  • LX 2WD
  • LX AWD
  • EX 2WD
  • EX AWD
  • EX-L 2WD
  • EX-L 2WD with RES
  • EX-L AWD
  • EX-L 2WD with Navigation
  • EX-L AWD with RES
  • EX-L AWD with Navigation
FWD
  • FWD
  • AWD
  • Convenience FWD
  • Convenience AWD
  • Leather FWD
  • Premium FWD
  • Leather AWD
  • Premium AWD

Prices

MSRP $23,305 $23,120 $24,160
Invoice $22,373 $21,718 $23,194
Avg. Paid $22,432 $22,910 $24,599

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.6 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.0 8.8 8.7
Performance 8.5 7.5 7.3
Interior 8.1 8.1 7.5
Safety 8.4 9.2 8.9
Reliability 2.5 4.5 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Car-like handling
  • Powerful turbocharged engine
  • Upscale interior
  • Roomy front and back seats
  • Standard rearview camera
  • Lots of storage space
  • Great fuel economy
  • Attractive, upscale interior
  • Numerous standard features
Cons
  • Limited cargo space
  • Meager fuel economy 
  • Lacks more powerful engine options
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Small cargo hold

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144 Turbocharged I4 1.4/83
MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy 23 City / 31 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.5 103.1 100.60
Length, Overall (in) 174.5 178.3 168.40
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.2 71.6 69.90
Height, Overall (in) 65.6 64.7 65.20

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3397 3305 3190

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
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2200 1500

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Luggage Rack Optional Standard
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
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
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.) 95.3 104.1 92.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.9 39.60
Front Leg Room (in) 40.1 41.3 40.80
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 58.6 54.10
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 51.70
Second Head Room (in) 39 38.6 38.80
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 38.3 35.70
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55 56.4 52.50
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1 50.10
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 56.1 70.9 48.40
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 23.8 37.2 18.80
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 23.8 37.2 - TBD -

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Optional
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
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 Regular Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged I4
Displacement 2.0 L/121 2.4 L/144 1.4/83
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 5100 185 @ 7000 138 @ 4900
Torque (Net @ RPM) 207 @ 1700 163 @ 4400 148 @ 1850
Transmission Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 39 37 36.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 31 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.8 15.3 14.0

Suspension

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

Transmission

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