Compare 2012 GMC Terrain vs 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

2012 GMC Terrain
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
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FWD 4-Door SLE-1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SLE-1 22 32 $24,282 $25,560
FWD 4-Door SLE-2 22 32 $25,612 $26,960
AWD 4-Door SLE-1 20 29 $25,944 $27,310
FWD 4-Door SLT-1 22 32 $27,084 $28,510
AWD 4-Door SLE-2 20 29 $27,274 $28,710
AWD 4-Door SLT-1 20 29 $28,747 $30,260
FWD 4-Door SLT-2 22 32 $29,697 $31,260
AWD 4-Door SLT-2 20 29 $31,359 $33,010
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2WD 4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $21,926 $22,840
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 22 27 $23,366 $24,340
2WD 4-Door Automatic LE 22 27 $24,168 $25,175
2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 22 27 $24,902 $25,940
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 27 $25,243 $26,295
4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 27 $26,779 $27,895
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 22 27 $27,490 $28,635
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 22 27 $29,304 $30,525
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 27 $29,367 $30,590
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 21 27 $31,182 $32,480
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 22 27 $32,617 $33,975
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav 22 27 $33,307 $34,695
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 27 $34,492 $35,930
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav & Dyn. 21 27 $36,269 $37,780
4WD 4-Door Automatic & Dynaudio SEL w/Premium Nav 21 27 $36,558 $38,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,282
$21,926
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,560
$22,840
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$381 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Excellent fuel economy and a comfortable cabin are a big contrast to the 2012 GMC Terrain's boxy shape. It's not particularly fun to drive, but the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan feels every bit like a premium crossover vehicle.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.6 95.3
Second Hip Room (in)
51.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.1
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.9 35.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
185.3 174.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
28.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 102.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 71.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.9 56.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 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)
31.6 23.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 12.3 x 1.0
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)
11.9 x 0.8 11.3 x 0.5
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 39.4
Steering Type
Variable power assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QMU NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R17 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
QMU NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17 P215/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3853 3433
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Engine
Displacement
2.4/146.5 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
LEA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.89
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 4.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.16
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.92
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Terrain Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing arm Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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