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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2014 Chevrolet Traverse Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Volkswagen Tiguan than the Chevrolet Traverse. The Chevrolet Traverse 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 Traverse, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Volkswagen Tiguan will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Chevrolet Traverse. 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 Traverse have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen Tiguan is much slimmer than the Chevrolet Traverse, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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 Traverse.

Drivetrain
The Volkswagen Tiguan has much lower torque than the Chevrolet Traverse, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
With the Volkswagen Tiguan, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Chevrolet Traverse. When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Tiguan has a lot less horsepower than the Chevrolet Traverse.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Volkswagen Tiguan seats a lot fewer people than the Chevrolet Traverse. The Volkswagen Tiguan has significantly less cargo capacity than the Chevrolet Traverse.

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

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2014 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*: $23,305 - $38,835
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2014 Chevrolet
Traverse

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MSRP*: $30,795 - $43,255
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 18 - 21 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 26 23 - 24
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 8
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 $29,563 - $40,660

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