2017 Jeep Compass vs Volkswagen Tiguan

When you start looking for your next SUV, you’ll have two choices: You can pick something flashy and inefficient, or you can pick a more functional vehicle with tons of rugged capabilities.

In this comparison, our team at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram will take a closer look at the 2017 Jeep Compass and 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan. Soon, our Chicago, Skokie, and Park Ridge customers will have no doubt which is best for them.

SUV Efficiency

Just because you’re choosing a bigger, more powerful vehicle like an SUV doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice fuel efficiency. The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass, maintaining 31 highway MPG and 22 city MPG,1 proves this.2017 Jeep Compass vs Volkswagen Tiguan

That efficiency is achieved thanks to its streamlined MultiAir® engine with Stop-Start technology. This feature will autonomously turn the engine on and off when it’s idling to save on fuel.

The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan, though sporty and speedy, doesn’t seem to aim for fuel efficiency. Due to its lesser engine enhancements, it’s only able to maintain 24 highway MPG and 20 city MPG, making it a bit more of a gas guzzler.

The Power to Go Off-Road

Part of the reason why we choose an SUV in the first place (over a sedan, for instance), is its ability to safely go off-road. Of course, some vehicles simply handle this better than others.

Like all Jeep vehicles, the Compass was built for adventure. Not only does it feature an available all-wheel drive system with matching AWD suspension, it also includes the Selec-Terrain® system.

Selec-Terrain® gives you the chance to alter your drivetrain according to the kind of roads you’re driving on. With all that choice, your Compass becomes supremely adaptable.

The VW Tiguan, unfortunately, sticks to a standard front-wheel drivetrain. While it does feature stability control, its lack of other handling features puts it at a severe disadvantage. Volkswagen Tiguan drivers will need to be extra careful if driving off-road.

Room for Your Next Road Trip

Whether you’re traveling near or far, one thing’s for certain: Your car better have the room to fit you and your passengers comfortably.

Fortunately, the Compass offers ample space with 126.7 cubic feet of passenger volume. This includes 39.2 inches of headroom, 41.8 inches of legroom, and another 27.2 cubic feet for cargo.2017 Jeep Compass vs Volkswagen Tiguan

Overall, size is cut down in the Tiguan. Total passenger volume caps at 95.4 cubic feet (less than some small sedans), with cargo space maxing out at 23.8 cubic feet. During a long trip, there’s a good chance Tiguan passengers may end up feeling cramped.

Elevate Your Adventure to New Heights

Driving should be fun. And while the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan offers some exciting creature comforts, it lacks the handling and efficiency necessary for adventure. The 2017 Jeep Compass, on the other hand, always delivers.

Schedule a test drive today at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. We’re glad to help all Chicago, Skokie, and Park Ridge drivers find their next SUV.


1. Actual mileage may vary. For more information, please visit: www.jeep.com/fuelefficiency.


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