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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Manual S
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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
2WD 4-Door SE w/Sunroof & Navi 20 25 $29,208 $30,425
4WD 4-Door SE 4Motion 19 25 $28,963 $30,170
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
FWD 4-Door LS
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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
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $24,909 $26,220
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,141 $28,570
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $23,507 $24,745
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $24,614 $25,910
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $26,571 $27,970
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.8 18.8
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Variable power assist
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/65R16 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QMU
Front Tire Size P215/65R16 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size 145/80R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QMU
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2200 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 220 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2200 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3433 3786
Wheels
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 -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4 ECOTEC
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Tiguan Chevrolet Equinox
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link Independent Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating
 
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