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 23 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

Passenger Volume (ft³)

128 101.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.1 55.8

Front Leg Room (in)

41.1 40.2

Front Hip Room (in)

53.8 -

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Leg Room (in)

40.3 38.7

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

--

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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