Compare 2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

2019 Jeep Cherokee
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
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Altitude 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cherokee Altitude 4x4 21 29 $28,369 $28,895
Cherokee Altitude FWD 22 31 $26,889 $27,395
Cherokee High Altitude 4x4 19 27 $33,821 $34,695
Cherokee High Altitude FWD 22 31 $30,701 $31,450
Cherokee Latitude 4x4 21 29 $26,424 $26,545
Cherokee Latitude FWD 22 31 $24,929 $25,045
Cherokee Latitude Plus 4x4 21 29 $28,369 $28,895
Cherokee Latitude Plus FWD 22 31 $26,889 $27,395
Cherokee Limited 4x4 19 27 $33,821 $34,695
Cherokee Limited FWD 22 31 $30,701 $31,450
Cherokee Overland 4x4 19 27 $37,393 $38,495
Cherokee Overland FWD 20 29 $35,913 $36,995
Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 18 24 $33,351 $34,195
Cherokee Trailhawk Elite 4x4 18 24 $33,351 $34,195
Cherokee Upland 4x4 19 27 $26,424 $26,545
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2.0T S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2.0T S 4MOTION 21 29 $24,572 $25,595
Tiguan 2.0T S FWD 22 29 $23,323 $24,295
Tiguan 2.0T SE 4MOTION 21 29 $26,875 $27,995
Tiguan 2.0T SE FWD 22 29 $25,627 $26,695
Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 21 29 $31,771 $33,095
Tiguan 2.0T SEL FWD 22 29 $30,523 $31,795
Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium 4MOTION 21 29 $35,708 $37,195
Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 21 29 $37,338 $38,895
Tiguan 2.0T SEL R-Line 4MOTION 21 29 $33,547 $34,945
Tiguan 2.0T SEL R-Line Black 4MOTION 21 29 $33,595 $34,995
Tiguan 2.0T SEL R-Line Black FWD 22 29 $32,347 $33,695
Tiguan 2.0T SEL R-Line FWD 22 29 $32,299 $33,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,369
$24,572
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,895
$25,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$427 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee appeals for its adventurous side, but it isn’t as roomy as rivals. The 2019 VW Tiguan has a spacious interior and a comfortable ride, but its price climbs quickly.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
128 101.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 40.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 -
Second Leg Room (in)
40.3 38.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
49.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.9
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.2 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.6 109.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.4
Liftover Height (in)
30.9 -
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 62.2
Length, Overall (in)
182 185.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
30.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.7 73.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
25.8 37.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
36.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.8 37.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
41.4 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 37.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60TR18 P215/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TWS NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60TR18 P215/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TWS NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3875 3858
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 360
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4600 221 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
EDE NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 6400 184 @ 4400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.81
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.95
Trans Type
9 8
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.81 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.14
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.67
Trans Order Code
DFH NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.43
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.59
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Cherokee Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MOTION
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.4
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
--
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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