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2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

New 2021 Jeep Cherokee

2021 Jeep
Cherokee

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New 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*
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$26,310 to $35,550
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$25,245 to $39,095
Invoice* $26,192 to $34,709 $24,235 to $37,531
MPG - City 18 - 22 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 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 Jeep Cherokee than in the Volkswagen Tiguan. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Jeep Cherokee and the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jeep Cherokee 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). The Jeep Cherokee is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Tiguan. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Cherokee is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Dimensions
The Jeep Cherokee is a little wider than the Volkswagen Tiguan, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Jeep Cherokee takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Jeep Cherokee transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Jeep Cherokee is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen Tiguan for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Cherokee greatly out-muscles the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Utility
The Jeep Cherokee has less seating than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making the Volkswagen Tiguan the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Jeep Cherokee has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Jeep Cherokee is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Tiguan.