Compare 2009 Dodge Nitro vs 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

2009 Dodge Nitro
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
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2WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SE 16 22 $20,941 $22,240
4WD 4-Door SE 15 21 $22,488 $23,900
2WD 4-Door R/T 16 21 $23,075 $24,560
2WD 4-Door SLT 16 22 $23,075 $24,560
4WD 4-Door R/T 16 20 $24,622 $26,220
4WD 4-Door SLT 15 21 $24,622 $26,220
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FWD 4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual S 19 26 $21,455 $23,200
FWD 4-Door Automatic S 18 24 $22,551 $24,300
FWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $24,958 $26,925
FWD 4-Door SE w/Leather 18 24 $26,193 $28,275
AWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $26,946 $28,875
AWD SE w/Leather 18 24 $28,181 $30,225
FWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $28,680 $30,990
AWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $30,668 $32,940
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,941
$21,455
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,240
$23,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$371 / month
$387 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan aims for the likes of the Honda CR-V and hits a little higher--in price and sophistication.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
40.8 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 40.1
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 95.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
178.9 174.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
33.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
108.8 102.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.2 56.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.1 23.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.5 11.25 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 12.30 x 0.98
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 16.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.42 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/75R16 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/75R16 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3971 3433
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 11.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 206 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Type
4 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Dodge Nitro Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Independent four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent McPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5

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