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2021 Chevrolet Equinox
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AWD 4-Door LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 25 30 $26,616 $27,900
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 25 30 $27,761 $29,100
Equinox AWD 4-Door Premier 25 30 $31,482 $33,000
Equinox FWD 4-Door L 26 31 $23,776 $23,800
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 26 31 $25,090 $26,300
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 26 31 $26,235 $27,500
Equinox FWD 4-Door Premier 26 31 $29,955 $31,400
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2.0T S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2.0T S 4MOTION 21 27 $25,482 $26,545
Tiguan 2.0T S FWD 23 29 $24,235 $25,245
Tiguan 2.0T SE 4MOTION 21 27 $27,547 $28,695
Tiguan 2.0T SE FWD 23 29 $26,299 $27,395
Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line Black 4MOTION 21 27 $30,619 $31,895
Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line Black FWD 23 29 $29,371 $30,595
Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 21 27 $32,492 $33,845
Tiguan 2.0T SEL FWD 23 29 $31,243 $32,545
Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 21 27 $37,531 $39,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,616
$25,482
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,900
$26,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$465 / month
$442 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Chevy Equinox draws closer to the Blazer in looks and mission. The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover is spacious and comfortable, and also the league-leader in modesty,
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.9 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 40.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 101.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
183.1 185.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.4 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.9 73.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 37.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.9 37.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 13.4
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 - TBD - 11.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
5CY NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P215/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
5CY NA
Spare Tire Order Code
RJA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P215/65HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3465 3847
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x -TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 360
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
Engine Order Code
LYX NA
Displacement
1.5L/92 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5600 184 @ 4400
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
203 @ 2000-4000 221 @ 1600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 (2020) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 (2020) 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 (2020) 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.912 1.95
Trans Type
6 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.964 3.14
Trans Order Code
MNH VJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.87 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.446 1.43
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.746 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.584 5.59
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4MOTION
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 (2020) 7.4
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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