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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Manual S
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Trim

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 $25,396 $27,405
FWD 4-Door SE w/Leather 18 24 $26,641 $28,765
FWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $29,192 $31,550
AWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $27,383 $29,355
AWD 4-Door SE w/Leather 18 24 $28,628 $30,715
AWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $31,180 $33,500
FWD 4-Door Wolfsburg 18 24 $25,712 $27,750
AWD 4-Door Wolfsburg 18 24 $27,698 $29,700
AWD 4-Door Automatic S 18 24 $24,540 $26,250
FWD 4-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $21,484 $22,615
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $22,358 $23,535
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $24,339 $25,620
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $26,809 $28,220
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $23,146 $24,365
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $24,020 $25,285
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $26,001 $27,370
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $28,471 $29,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,455
$21,484
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,200
$22,615
Monthly Payment Estimate
$387 / month
$377 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan targets vehicles like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, but outshines them with its sophistication. The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is all about evolution—and the most striking changes are almost invisible, except at the gas pump.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 39.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.3 99.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.1 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 28.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.2 72.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 7.8
Length, Overall (in) 174.3 187.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 66.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.9 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 102.5 112.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 56.1 63.7
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) 23.8 31.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.28 x 0.98 12.6 x 1.18
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) 11.25 x 0.47 11.9 x 0.78
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.8 18.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 40.0
Steering Type Electromechanical Variable power assist
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/65R16 P225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QYZ
Front Tire Size P215/65R16 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size 145/80R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QYZ
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3433 3761
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.1 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1700-5000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code NA LAF
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4/146.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4 ECOTEC
Fuel System FSI SIDI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.92 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.92 4.48
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.89 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.0
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.95 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 2.87
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.30 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Tiguan Chevrolet Equinox
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent four-link Independent Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front McPherson strut Independent Strut-type
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 7
 
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