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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Manual S *Ltd Avail*
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,075 $22,995
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $23,712 $24,700
2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 26 $25,440 $26,500
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $27,994 $29,160
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 21 26 $29,856 $31,100
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $33,470 $34,865
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $25,589 $26,655
4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 20 26 $27,317 $28,455
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $29,870 $31,115
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 20 26 $31,733 $33,055
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $35,347 $36,820
FWD 4-Door LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $23,013 $24,225
FWD 4-Door LT 22 32 $24,576 $25,870
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $29,435 $30,985
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,676 $25,975
AWD 4-Door LT 20 29 $26,239 $27,620
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $31,098 $32,735
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,075
$23,013
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,995
$24,225
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$404 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is a little conservative in look and feel, but otherwise it has everything that urban crossover shoppers want. The 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is a good, affordable choice for cost-conscious families, but it doesn't skimp on comfort, safety, or the latest connectivity features.
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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) 39.000 39.20
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.800 55.30
Front Leg Room (in) 40.100 41.20
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.60
Second Leg Room (in) 35.800 39.90
Front Head Room (in) 39.100 40.90
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.300 99.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.10
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.200 55.80
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.900 6.90
Length, Overall (in) 174.300 187.80
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.300 66.30
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.80
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.900 62.10
Wheelbase (in) 102.500 112.50
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 28.80
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.200 72.50
Track Width, Front (in) 61.800 62.90
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) 23.800 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) 56.100 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) 11.300 x 0.500 11.9 x 0.78
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.300 x 1.000 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) 16.800 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.400 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.800 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.700 18.1
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/65R16 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size 145/80R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QYZ
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
Rear Tire Size P215/65R16 P225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QYZ
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.100 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/Ethanol I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1700-5000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code NA LEA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4/145
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
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.950 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.160 2.87
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.300 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.380 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.920 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.920 4.48
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.890 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) 1.090 1.00
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Tiguan Chevrolet Equinox
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link Multi link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
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 - N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 6 (2012)
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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