Comparison - Buick Encore GX ST SELECT 2020 - vs - Volkswagen Taigo 2022

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Average Price: 
$
25,695
Updated: 
25 Jun 2020
£
25,860
Updated: 
31 Dec 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2022
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
10.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
white frost tricoat
#FBFCF7
dark moon blue metallic
#373B4C
ebony twilight metallic
#0F1012
satin steel metallic
#D0D9E1
chili red metallic
#740516
Color: 
Deep Black Pearl
#1F2125
Kings Red Metallic
#BC0A2F
Reef Blue Metallic
#2A4280
Reflex Silver Metallic
#EAEEEF
Visual Green Metallic
#A0A23F
Smokey Grey Metallic
#53545C

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Encore GX, despite the familiar name, is an all-new model for Buick for 2020.Buick offers several attractive and comfortable crossovers, and the all-new Encore GX occupies the smaller end of that spectrum. The 2020 Buick Encore GX initially sounds as if it were a trim level that is offered on the subcompact Buick Encore, but it is actually its own, bigger model positioned below the compact Buick Envision. The Encore GX gives Buick another entry in the ever-popular crossover market, with its purposeful design and efficient packaging.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Stylish exterior
Impressive cargo space
Class-leading technology
Smart interior layout
Numerous customization options
Price won't break the bank

Cons
Not much bigger than the regular Encore
Satellite radio costs extra
Dual-zone climate control not standard
It's slow even with the bigger engine
Ride comfort is just ok
Too similar to its Chevy counterpart

By: 
carbuzz.com

Pros
Surprisingly spacious.
Decent enough to drive

Cons
Some cheap interior plastics.
Sluggish and noisy three-cylinder

By: 
topgear.com

Pros
Well-equipped
Reasonable boot
Quite economical

Cons
Feels derivative
Petrol only
Auto gearbox isn't the smoothest

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Pros
Excellent engines shared with T-Cross
Comfortable ride
Spacious rear seats

Cons
Slightly smaller boot than T-Cross
Frustrating touch-sensitive controls
No more exciting to drive

By: 
parkers.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
12
12
Cylinders: 
3
Inline
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.30L
1.00L
Torque: 
174ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
147ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
Horsepower: 
155hp
at 5 600rpm
110hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.78Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Multi-function steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Electric Power Steering
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Leather Steering Wheel
Edging of the instrument cluster, the outflow, door opener and the gear lever backdrop in chrome

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
171.40in
168.15in
Width: 
71.40in
69.17in
Height: 
64.10in
59.60in
Ground Clearance: 
7.50in
Front Track: 
61.10in
60.28in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
59.69in
Wheel Base: 
102.20in
101.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.70
Rear Head Room: 
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
36.00in
Front Hip Room: 
51.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
47.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
50.20cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
23.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
16.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
2612.40lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette/Cloth
Fold Flat Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Lumbar support in front seats
Driver's and front passenger's seat height adjustment
Sports comfort seats in front
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson Strut
Independent type McPherson
Rear Suspension: 
Watts Link
Torsion beam

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Air Care Climatronic
air conditioning system with active combination filter and 2-zone temperature control
Luggage compartment light
Interior ambient lighting and surround lighting
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
6 speakers
Discover Media" Navigation including Streaming and Internet
Digital Cockpit Pro - Multi-coloured digital cockpit with various selectable information profiles
External, USB type C data socket(s) and charging socket(s)
Wireless App-Connect
Wireless Charging incl. Bluetooth

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe
Ambient lighting with logo projection
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18"
17 in
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Disc
Rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Anti-theft alarm system
e-call' Emergency call service
Central locking system with SAFELOCK
front passenger airbag deactivation
Tyre mobility kit including compressor and sealing foam
Hill start assist
Lane keeping system and traffic jam assist