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2021 GMC Terrain vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

New 2021 GMC Terrain

2021 GMC
Terrain

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New 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*
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$25,000 to $34,100
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$25,245 to $39,095
Invoice* $24,975 to $32,531 $24,235 to $37,531
MPG - City 25 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5 - 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the GMC Terrain than in the Volkswagen Tiguan. The GMC Terrain offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the GMC Terrain as you will with the Volkswagen Tiguan, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the GMC Terrain or the Volkswagen Tiguan, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the GMC Terrain and the Volkswagen Tiguan have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The GMC Terrain is about the same width as the Volkswagen Tiguan. When looking at overall length, the GMC Terrain takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the GMC Terrain doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Handling
The GMC Terrain has the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Tiguan, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the GMC Terrain will do just as well as the Volkswagen Tiguan, since they have about the same towing capacity. The GMC Terrain has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Utility
The GMC Terrain has less seating than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making the Volkswagen Tiguan the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the GMC Terrain as you will in the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the GMC Terrain is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Tiguan.