Compare 2011 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan

2011 Chevrolet Equinox
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $23,507 $24,745
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $24,614 $25,910
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $26,571 $27,970
Equinox AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $28,804 $30,320
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $21,845 $22,995
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $22,952 $24,160
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $24,909 $26,220
Equinox FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,141 $28,570
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2WD 4-Door Automatic S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 20 25 $23,827 $24,820
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,771 $23,720
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $27,087 $28,215
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door SE w/Sunroof & Navi 20 25 $29,208 $30,425
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door SEL 20 25 $31,810 $33,135
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door SEL w/Premium Navi 20 25 $32,918 $34,290
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door S 4Motion 19 25 $25,704 $26,775
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door SE 4Motion 19 25 $28,963 $30,170
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door SE 4Motion wSunroof & Navi 19 25 $31,086 $32,380
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door SEL 4Motion 19 25 $33,687 $35,090
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door SEL 4Motion w/Premium Navi & Dynaudio 19 25 $35,895 $37,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,507
$23,827
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,745
$24,820
Monthly Payment Estimate
$412 / month
$414 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan feels refined and sophisticated, but it's not especially rewarding to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.9 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 95.3
Second Hip Room (in)
51.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.1
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 174.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
28.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 102.5
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)
63.7 56.1
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)
31.4 23.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 12.3 x 1.0
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)
11.9 x 0.78 11.3 x 0.5
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 16.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 39.4
Steering Type
Variable power assist Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QMU NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R17 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
QMU NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3951 3433
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
LAF NA
Displacement
2.4/146.5 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 ECOTEC Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
SIDI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.95
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.30
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trailing arm Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut-type MacPherson strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
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
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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