If you are out there searching for the perfect SUV, then Jeep has likely entered your mind. After all, they are the SUV people, but that may be the wrong place to go, and we are prepared to prove it with our 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Jeep Cherokee comparison. First though, let’s talk about how they are similar. Both models offer similar standard performance and efficiency, and both models offer all-wheel drive across their entire lineups.
Looking at these two models side-by-side, we can understand if you already want the Tiguan, and if you are shopping in the Chicago area, you can check out our new Tiguan inventory at . Otherwise, keep reading to see how these two SUVs compare.
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
2019 Jeep Cherokee
|65.7 Cubic-Feet||Max Cargo Room||54.7 Cubic-Feet|
|17-Inch Aluminum||Standard Wheels||17-Inch Steel|
First thing is first, what is the price difference? As you can see, the base price of the Tiguan is significantly lower than the Cherokee. Already the Tiguan is looking to save you money. What makes this even more significant is the fact that the Tiguan provides seating for two additional passengers over the Cherokee. It’s saving you money and providing room for the whole family.
What about cargo space? Though the Tiguan has a third row, when compared to the two-row Cherokee, they are close to the same length. Despite their similar length, the Tiguan finds room for two more passengers and also has way more cargo room. When you fold down those two back rows, you get an astounding 65.7 cubic-feet of cargo room. That’s like a full sedan trunk more room than the Cherokee provides with its 54.7 cubic-feet of cargo space.
Why are wheels important? They show a brand’s commitment to quality. Steel wheels only have one advantage, and that’s that they are cheap. They are heavier, less stylish, and more prone to corrosion. Being heavy is a big deal because your wheels are unsprung weight. This means the lighter you can make them, the smoother your ride will be. Also, heavier wheels won’t do your efficiency any favors. This is just the final nail in the coffin for the 2019 Cherokee.