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2022 Jeep Compass vs. 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

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2022 Jeep
Compass

MSRP*: $26,785 to $34,210
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Picture of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

2022 Volkswagen
Tiguan

MSRP*: $26,490 to $37,320
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MPG - City 22 MPG 21 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 28 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 59.8 ft3 65.3 - 73.4 ft3
Engine
  • 177-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 184-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T, 9-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 177 hp 184 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 173.4 in 186.1 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 40.2 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.7 in
Head Room Front 38.6 - 39.2 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 38.2 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.1 in

*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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Jeep Compass than the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Jeep Compass 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
The Volkswagen Tiguan requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Jeep Compass, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Jeep Compass will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Dimensions
The Jeep Compass 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. If you go with the Jeep Compass, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Jeep Compass is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen Tiguan for pulling heavy loads. The Jeep Compass has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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