2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Horsepower

  184 hp

Basic Warranty

  6 yr./ 7,2000 mi.


2018 Chevrolet Equinox

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Horsepower

  170 hp

Basic Warranty

  3 yr./ 36,000 mi.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

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If you are comparing compact crossover SUVs that you may be eager to take home soon and that you can enjoy driving around for years to come, you are not alone. Your focus may be on locating a vehicle that has incredible appeal from a design standpoint as well as thoughtful features throughout the interior and exterior. Performance capabilities on the road is also a leading criterion that you may be focused on. Both the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox have recently entered a new generation thanks to significant overhauls, and these may be two excellent vehicles for you to compare in detail.

Interior and Exterior Style

Both of these compact crossover SUVs have been beautifully updated recently, and these updates are found throughout the interior and exterior. With a closer look, you will notice that the Tiguan is slightly longer and taller with a more extended wheelbase. These factors yield marginally more space in the Tiguan’s cabin even though both SUVs are classified in the same vehicle category. Both of these SUVs have a similar profile and body style. The primary differences are in the grilles and contouring. They each have a signature grille that makes them recognizable by their brand. The Tiguan is more curvaceous, while the Equinox has bolder contouring. When you compare interiors, you may notice that the Tiguan has a slightly more modern look. That may be because of its digitalized instrumentation panel versus the old-school style in the Equinox. Another difference in the area of interior design is that the Tiguan has a cleaner and less cluttered look.

Innovative Features

A head-to-head comparison of interior and exterior features in these two SUVs reveals that they are both well-equipped to provide you with a fantastic experience behind the wheel. The Tiguan comes with a 12.3-inch customizable digital instrumentation panel that can be personalized with memory for up to four drivers. AppConnect, a premium Fender sound system, an eight-inch color touchscreen, pedestrian monitoring, an overhead view, blind spot monitoring and more are equipped in the Tiguan. The Equinox comes with a standard seven-inch touchscreen, but an eight-inch display is available as an upgrade with select models. Power windows, manual climate control, manual adjustments for the front seat, a three-spoke steering wheel, power door locks, a remote panic alarm and several other features are available in the Equinox.

Exceptional Performance

You understandably want to know what type of driving experience to expect behind the wheel. The good news is that you will not be disappointed with either of these options, but you will notice a few significant differences when you make a side-by-side comparison. The Tiguan comes with 4Motion all-wheel drive that has several different driving modes. It also comes with the eight-speed auto transmission with a 2.0-liter TSI engine. This gas-powered engine gives you up to 184 horsepower. Exceptional suspension, stabilization and traction control features add to your experience in the Tiguan. The Equinox also has an excellent design under the hood. The standard engine is a 1.4-liter, Turbo four-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower. The Equinox also has a four-wheel ABS, Stabilitrak, a MacPherson front strut, six-speed auto transmission and all-wheel drive as standard features. Both of these vehicles are available with various other types of equipment at higher trim levels.

You can see that the Equinox and Tiguan have numerous similarities, but they also have critical differences. Test driving the Tiguan soon at our dealership is a smart way to get a firsthand experience of what this SUV offers to drivers and passengers on the road.


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