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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2015 Chevrolet Equinox Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Equinox than in the Volkswagen Tiguan, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Chevrolet Equinox will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Equinox, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Tiguan, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Volkswagen Tiguan is somewhat more expensive than the Chevrolet Equinox. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Chevrolet Equinox have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Tiguan is a little narrower than the Chevrolet Equinox, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Volkswagen Tiguan, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Equinox.

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

Handling
The Volkswagen Tiguan has a smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Equinox, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Volkswagen Tiguan is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Equinox for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Tiguan has a lot less horsepower than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Chevrolet Equinox. The Volkswagen Tiguan has less cargo space than the Chevrolet Equinox, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Volkswagen Tiguan comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Chevrolet Equinox.

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2014 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*: $23,305 - $38,835

2015 Chevrolet
Equinox

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MSRP*: $24,520 - $33,670
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 18 - 21 20 - 22
Highway MPG: 26 29 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $22,373 - $37,282 $23,294 - $31,987

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