2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 GMC Terrain

2018 Volkswagen Jetta parked by a mountain vs 2018 GMC Terrain parked outside of a brick building with big windows

Drivers who are looking for a new vehicle are often faced with a lot of decisions. They have to choose what style of vehicle, what brand, and which trim level. Then, on top of all that, they also have to decide which trim level would be the best fit for their needs. On some vehicles, the trim level you choose is the main deciding factor in your vehicle's performance, which can make an easy choice seem extremely difficult. For example, compare the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs the 2018 GMC Terrain. The GMC Terrain has three engine options, but to actually access them, you have to decode which trim level they're available on. On the other hand, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan only has one engine available, a 184-horsepower 2.0L four-cylinder option.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan


2018 GMC Terrain

2.0L four-cylinder Standard Engine 1.5L four-cylinder
184 horsepower Standard Horsepower 170 horsepower
6 years/ 72,000 miles Bumper to Bumper Warranty 5 years/ 60,000 miles
Seven Seating Capacity Five

Advantages of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

One of the biggest reasons that drivers choose an SUV over a traditional car is that they provide more room for cargo and passengers. If you're looking for a vehicle that will be able to provide seating for all the people that you need to bring along with you, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is going to be your best option. Where the 2018 GMC Terrain fits five, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan can seat seven. Though you'll have more space for passengers in the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, the both the Tiguan and the 2018 GMC Terrain have similar overall sizes, with less than 3 inches of difference between the length of both models.

While you'll have less cargo volume with all three rows of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan engaged, when you fold down the third row, the cargo space in the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan grows to 33 cubic feet, which is 3 inches more than the cargo volume of the 2018 GMC Terrain. Overall, there isn't much difference between the two vehicles, with 65.7 cubic feet when the two rows are folded down in the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, and 63.3 cubic feet after folding down the back row of the 2018 GMC Terrain.

When you purchase a brand-new vehicle, you don't want to think of anything happening to it. However, sometimes things happen, which is why it is important to have a vehicle with a warranty. Most vehicles have a 5 year or 60,000-mile warranty, like the 2018 GMC Terrain. However, on the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, drivers get a bumper to bumper warranty of 6 years or 72,000 miles, providing them with a little more time to feel secure in their new car. To learn more about any of the features of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, visit Elgin Volkswagen in Elgin, IL.

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