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2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2021 Jeep Compass Review

New 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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New 2021 Jeep Compass

2021 Jeep
Compass

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MSRP*
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$25,245 to $39,095
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$23,915 to $30,815
Invoice* $24,235 to $37,531 $23,703 to $30,139
MPG - City 21 - 23 22
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 30 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Volkswagen Tiguan than the Jeep Compass. The Jeep Compass offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Tiguan, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

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

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Tiguan is a little narrower than the Jeep Compass, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Volkswagen Tiguan, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Jeep Compass.

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

Handling
The Volkswagen Tiguan has a larger turning radius than the Jeep Compass, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Jeep Compass is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen Tiguan for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Jeep Compass.

Utility
The Volkswagen Tiguan offers greater seating capacity than the Jeep Compass, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Volkswagen Tiguan has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Jeep Compass.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Volkswagen Tiguan than that of the Jeep Compass.