Compare 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2011 Chevrolet Equinox

2011 Volkswagen Tiguan
2011 Chevrolet Equinox
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2WD 4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,771 $23,720
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 20 25 $23,827 $24,820
4WD 4-Door S 4Motion 19 25 $25,704 $26,775
2WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $27,087 $28,215
4WD 4-Door SE 4Motion 19 25 $28,963 $30,170
2WD 4-Door SE w/Sunroof & Navi 20 25 $29,208 $30,425
4WD 4-Door SE 4Motion wSunroof & Navi 19 25 $31,086 $32,380
2WD 4-Door SEL 20 25 $31,810 $33,135
2WD 4-Door SEL w/Premium Navi 20 25 $32,918 $34,290
4WD 4-Door SEL 4Motion 19 25 $33,687 $35,090
4WD 4-Door SEL 4Motion w/Premium Navi & Dynaud 19 25 $35,895 $37,390
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $21,845 $22,995
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $22,952 $24,160
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $23,507 $24,745
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $24,614 $25,910
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $24,909 $26,220
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $26,571 $27,970
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,141 $28,570
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $28,804 $30,320
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,771
$21,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,720
$22,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$395 / month
$383 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan feels refined and sophisticated, but it's not especially rewarding to drive. If you don’t need a third row, the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is just right for small families; it’s refined, secure, and versatile, and gets very impressive fuel economy in four-cylinder form.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 - 28.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.5 112.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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)
11.3 x 0.5 11.9 x 0.78
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 1.0 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.8 18.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Variable power assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
145/80R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QMU
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QMU
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2200 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2200 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
220 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3433 3786
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front 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 Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4 ECOTEC
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700-5000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LAF
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4/146.5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 32
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.00
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Tiguan Chevrolet Equinox
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-link Independent Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent Strut-type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6
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
--
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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