The compact crossover SUV segment is growing fast across Savannah, Pooler, and Richmond Hill, and it's not hard to see why. From boosted ride height to versatile space, these vehicles offer many conveniences.

Two of the most popular include the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and Chevy Equinox. In this car comparison, we at Savannah Volkswagen will show you these SUVs side by side, so you can make an informed choice. Study up on the specs and discover your favorite utility vehicle!

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

2019 Chevy Equinox

All-Wheel Drive



Max Cargo Space (cu ft)

65.7 (two row) or 73.5 (three row)


Passenger Capacity

5 or 7


Digital Instrument Panel



VW Tiguan vs Equinox: Interior Features

Versatility is a hallmark of any good SUV, and the 2019 VW Tiguan and Equinox deliver on that front. Both crossovers offer 2-row, 5-seat configurations with ample space to seat adults across both rows. The Volkswagen SUV, however, takes that versatility even further.

If you need more seats, you'll find a 3-row version of the VW Tiguan that seats up to seven people as well. The first two rows are still adult-friendly, while the added third row is a great fit for kids.

In terms of storage space, you'll find a bit more room in the VW Tiguan. Its 3-row model offers up to 65.7 cubic feet with rear seatbacks folded, while the 2-row model offers a cavernous 73.5 cubic feet. In the Chevy SUV, by contrast, you'll have just 63.9 cubic feet.

Top-Tier Technology for Your Daily Drive

These days, technology in cars offers all sorts of capabilities. In the Volkswagen Tiguan and Chevy Equinox, you can stay informed and entertained with the VW Car-Net® or Chevrolet MyLink® multimedia systems.

They come standard with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, so you can pair your smartphone with the vehicle touchscreen and use your favorite music, map, and message apps on the go.

When it comes to important driving information, the VW Tiguan has an ace up its sleeve: the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. This available system replaces the conventional instrument panel with a 12.3-inch digital screen. It can show speed, fuel data, and navigation directions-and it's one feature you won't find in the Equinox.

All-Star SUV Performance Specifications

The 2019 VW Tiguan and Equinox are built to deliver a smooth ride. Their suspensions are tuned to absorb bumps and dips in the road with ease, and you'll enjoy plenty of traction with the available all-wheel drive (AWD) systems in both.

Both vehicles use turbocharged 4-cylinder engines as part of their standard powertrains. The one in the Chevy SUV is very capable with 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque on tap. However, the Volkswagen SUV is even more powerful in standard form, cranking out 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque.

With figures like that, you'll see some impressive acceleration on the roads of Pooler, Richmond Hill, and Savannah!

Volkswagen Tiguan vs Chevy Equinox: And the Winner Is….

There's no doubt about it: The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and Chevy Equinox are two impressive entries in the compact crossover SUV segment. We hope our car review has helped you evaluate them in detail and decide which is ideal for you.

While each SUV has its fans, the VW Tiguan really stands out in terms of cabin space, technology features, and standard power. If you think it might be a good choice for you, schedule a test drive here at Savannah Volkswagen. 

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