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2021 GMC Terrain vs. 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

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2021 GMC
Terrain

MSRP*: $25,000 to $37,500
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Picture of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

2022 Volkswagen
Tiguan

MSRP*: $25,995 to $36,595
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MPG - City 25 MPG 21 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 MPG 28 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 63.3 ft3 65.7 - 73.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 184-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Auto Manual 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 170 hp 184 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 182.3 in 185.1 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.7 in
Front 40.2 in
Rear 36.5 - 38.7 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.9 - 39.1 in
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The GMC Terrain offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Tiguan, with comparable head- and legroom. The GMC Terrain offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the GMC Terrain as you will with the Volkswagen Tiguan, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 GMC Terrain is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Dimensions
The GMC Terrain is about the same width as the Volkswagen Tiguan. When looking at overall length, the GMC Terrain takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the GMC Terrain will do just as well as the Volkswagen Tiguan, since they have about the same towing capacity. The GMC Terrain has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the GMC Terrain than that of the Volkswagen Tiguan.