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2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Pathfinder than in the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Nissan Pathfinder will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Convenience
The Nissan Pathfinder requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Nissan Pathfinder is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Tiguan. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan Pathfinder will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Pathfinder is much wider than the Volkswagen Tiguan, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Nissan Pathfinder, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Nissan Pathfinder transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Handling
The Nissan Pathfinder has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Nissan Pathfinder is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen Tiguan for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Pathfinder greatly out-muscles the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Nissan Pathfinder and the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Nissan Pathfinder has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Pathfinder is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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2017 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*: $30,290 - $43,760

2018 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*: $25,195 - $37,550
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City MPG: 19 - 20 21 - 22
Highway MPG: 26 - 27 N/A
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 7 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 6 years/72,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $28,158 - $40,658 $24,188 - $36,048

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.