2018 VW Tiguan vs 2018 Chevy Equinox

2018 VW Tiguan exterior front fascia and drivers side vs 2018 Chevy Equinox exterior front fascia and drivers side

Finding the right SUV for your family is easier said than done. There’s plenty of research that needs to be done, and sometimes finding the time to do so just doesn’t happen. So, we’ve decided to get a jumpstart on helping you find the right vehicle by comparing two more popular SUVs to each other; the 2018 VW Tiguan and the 2018 Chevy Equinox. This way, you can see which vehicle you might be interested in, and which one you can rule out as a potential vehicle.

For the purpose of this comparison, we took the engine specs and cargo capacities of the base trim for each model. The specs you see in the table below are what you’ll get for the lowest trim, without needing to upgrade to a higher trim. Now, let’s take a look at the 2018 VW Tiguan vs the 2018 Chevy Equinox!

2018 VW Tiguan


2018 Chevy Equinox

184 hp/221 lb.-ft. Horsepower/Torque 170 hp/203 lb.-ft.
8-speed shiftable automatic Transmission 6-speed shiftable automatic
7 Seating Capacity 5
12.0/ Min/Max Cargo Space 29.9/

Advantages of the 2018 VW Tiguan

If you are looking for a powerful SUV you might want to consider the VW Tiguan over the 2018 Chevy Equinox. The Tiguan has more horsepower and more torque than the competing vehicle. It also has an 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, as opposed to the Equinox’s 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission.

When it comes to cargo space, things can get a bit trickier. As you know, the VW Tiguan can seat 2 more people than the Chevy Equinox. Because of this, the Tiguan has a 3rd row seat. So, with all of the seats up in both vehicles, you’ll actually have more cargo space in the Equinox. However, if put the 3rd row down in the Tiguan, you’ll have 33.0 cu. ft. cargo space behind the 2nd row. If you put all the seats down (minus front row) in both vehicles, you’ll have a max cargo space of 65.7 cu.ft. in the Tiguan and 63.5 cu. ft. in the Equinox.

So, if you want a vehicle that is powerful and spacious, you’ll probably want to continue researching the 2018 VW Tiguan. Of course, if you have any questions you can contact our team of professionals at First Team VW. They will be happy to tell you more about the other specs and features of the 2018 VW Tiguan, and how it holds up against other competitors.

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