Crossover SUVs fill a void that we never realized existed. Driving a full-size Sport Utility Vehicle has its benefits, as does driving a sedan or a coupe. You used to have to make a choice between one or the other. These days, we don’t have to. We have crossover SUVs to give us a taste of both worlds. Some of the cargo space and power of an SUV crossed with some of the efficiency and nimble handling of a sedan or coupe combine to make for an exceptional vehicle that many can enjoy. But which one is right for you? Let’s take a look at a comparison of the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. the 2016 Dodge Journey.
One of the most important aspects of an SUV is the horsepower, and that goes for crossover SUVs as well. The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan delivers 200 horsepower, but the 2016 Dodge Journey falls short of that with 173. The Tiguan delivers more torque as well, at 207 pounds per foot versus the Journey’s 166 pounds per foot. More power also means more towing capabilities, which is reflected in the Tiguan’s maximum towing capacity of 2,200 pounds, which is a full 1,200 pounds more than what the Journey can tow. That could mean all the difference between bringing your boat the lake, or keeping it at home.
|2016 Volkswagen Tiguan||vs.||2016 Dodge Journey|
|21/26 City/Hwy MPG||Fuel Economy||19/26 City/Hwy MPG|
|200 HP||Horsepower||173 HP|
|207 lb-ft||Torque||166 lb-ft|
|2,200 Pounds||Maximum Towing Capacity||1,000 Pounds|
The Tiguan has more horsepower and towing capacity than the Journey, but it does not do so at the expense of losing out on fuel economy. The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan can still achieve 21 city and 26 highway miles per gallon, which is about the same as the Journey. These vehicles are evenly matched with their efficiency, but the Tiguan pulls ahead with its strength. When you are driving off the beaten path or packing your family into the car for a night out, you need a vehicle strong enough for the task, and the Tiguan surpasses the Journey in that regard. Contact Elgin Volkswagen to take a closer look at the Tiguan today.