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2018 VW Tiguan vs 2018 Chevy Equinox

In order to guarantee you are getting the compact SUV that is perfect for your price and feature preferences, we have compiled a side-by-side specifications comparison between the latest model of Chevrolet compact SUV and the all new 2018 VW Tiguan. Continue reading to see how these models stack up in our 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Chevy Equinox comparison.

In order to guarantee a fair and accurate comparison, we have chosen the two trim levels are the closest to each other in both features and price. For this comparison, we will be comparing the base trims of both the Tiguan and the Equinox, which are both the 4 door, front-wheel drive models.

You can look at both of these vehicles side-by-side in this picture, and if you are interested in a more in-depth comparison between the two, you can continue reading below. If you currently reside in the Austin area, and are already considering buying a new 2018 VW Tiguan, check out our latest inventory of the all new compact SUV by clicking the link below.

vw tiguan chevy equinox side by side

2018 VW Tiguan


2018 Chevy Equinox

8-speed automatic Transmission 6-speed automatic
184 hp, 2.0L Engine 170 hp, 1.5L
7 seats Seating 5 seats
72 mo/72,000 miles Bumper to Bumper Warranty 36 mo/36,000 miles

Which Compact SUV is Best for You?

When looking directly at the two compact SUVs, it is immediately obvious which of these is superior. The all new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is easily the better performing, more convenient and more reliable of the two vehicles. Let's look more closely at why this is the case.

In terms of performance, the engine in the 2018 Tiguan absolutely reigns supreme. The 2.0L engine in the Tiguan leads to significantly more horsepower, and more than enough power to get the job done. Additionally, the 8-speed automatic transmission in the 2018 Tiguan, as opposed to the 6-speed automatic in the Equinox, gives the new VW Tiguan a smoother ride and easier acceleration.

The seating in the Tiguan is certainly another factor that makes it the better compact SUV. Being one of the only compact SUVs on the market with 7 seats, it is one of the only compact SUVs that can fit a larger family. Finally, the incredible bumper to bumper warranty of the 2018 Tiguan proves that Volkswagen has the utmost confidence in the reliability of their product.