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2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

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2021 Jeep
Cherokee

MSRP*: $27,210 to $36,285
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2022 Volkswagen
Tiguan

MSRP*: $25,995 to $36,595
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MPG - City 18 - 22 MPG 21 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 MPG 28 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 54.7 ft3 65.7 - 73.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 184-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Auto Manual 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Front-wheel All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 180 - 271 hp 184 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 182.0 in 185.1 in
Exterior Width 73.2 - 74.9 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 40.3 in
Front 40.2 in
Rear 36.5 - 38.7 in
Head Room Front 37.9 - 39.4 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 Jeep Cherokee offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volkswagen Tiguan. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Jeep Cherokee and the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jeep Cherokee 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 Jeep Cherokee is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Dimensions
The Jeep Cherokee is a little wider than the Volkswagen Tiguan, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Jeep Cherokee takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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

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

Powertrain
The Jeep Cherokee 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 Jeep Cherokee and the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Jeep Cherokee has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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