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Compare 2012 GMC Terrain vs 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

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Selected Style FWD 4-Door SLE-1
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Drivetrain

Trim

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
FWD 4-Door SLT-1 22 32 $27,084 $28,510
FWD 4-Door SLT-2 22 32 $29,697 $31,260
AWD 4-Door SLE-1 20 29 $25,944 $27,310
AWD 4-Door SLE-2 20 29 $27,274 $28,710
AWD 4-Door SLT-1 20 29 $28,747 $30,260
AWD 4-Door SLT-2 20 29 $31,359 $33,010
2WD 4-Door Manual S
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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
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 27 $25,243 $26,295
2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 22 27 $24,902 $25,940
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
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 27 $34,492 $35,930
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 22 27 $27,490 $28,635
4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 27 $26,779 $27,895
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav 22 27 $33,307 $34,695
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
2WD 4-Door Automatic LE 22 27 $24,168 $25,175
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,282
$21,926
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,560
$22,840
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$381 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 62.9 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.2 12.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 16.8
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code QMU NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 220
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3853 3433
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
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
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
Displacement 2.4/146.5 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 26
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.89
Trans Type 6 6
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name GMC Terrain Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - 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
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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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