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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 $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
FWD 4-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $22,353 $23,530
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $23,797 $25,050
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $25,526 $26,870
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,759 $29,220
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,016 $25,280
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $25,460 $26,800
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $27,189 $28,620
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $29,421 $30,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,926
$22,353
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,840
$23,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$381 / month
$392 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line It's not particularly fun to drive, but the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan feels every bit like a premium crossover vehicle. A versatile layout, impressive performance, good ride comfort, and reasonable pricing all add up to make the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox a strong value—and a good pick for small families.
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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
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 - 54.6
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 - 51.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
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 62.1
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 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 6.9
Length, Overall (in) 174.3 187.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 31.5
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
Brakes
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
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.8 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Variable pwr 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
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P215/65R16 P235/60R17
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 3777
Wheels
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 Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - Compact
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
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1700-5000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code NA LEA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4/147
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 182 @ 6700
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
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
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
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 Multi link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
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 -
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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