2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Chevy Equinox

Split screen images of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Chevy Equinox

Car shoppers looking for a new crossover model have a dizzying number of models to compare after the explosion of this category in recent years. If you are just starting out, we suggest looking at some of the crossover models that have recently undergone full redesigns to get the most up-to-date styling and amenities offered in the category. Two models that fit the bill for the 2018 model year include the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Chevy Equinox.

The major change for the 2018 Tiguan was an added 10 inches of length that made it possible to include an available third-row seat for drivers who could sometimes use two extra seats. The major change for the 2018 Chevy Equinox was a drop in weight and a change in engine options that gave the new model some additional power. Check out how each model compares based on their specs below.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan


2018 Chevy Equinox

$25,195 Starting MSRP $23,580
2.0-liter four-cylinder  Base Engine 1.5-liter four-cylinder
7 Max Seating Capacity 5
65.7 - 73.5 cubic feet  Cargo Space 63.5 cubic feet

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Warranty

As you can see the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan crushes the 2018 Chevy Equinox when it comes to interior space. If versatility is what you are after in your new crossover, the 2018 Tiguan delivers with an available two extra seats and more cargo space than the 2018 Equinox in each configuration. Note – the 2018 Tiguan with the optional third row has 65.7 cubic feet of available space and the 2018 Tiguan with no third row has 73.5 cubic feet of cargo space.

Not only does the 2018 Tiguan offer more space, but this year it comes standard with one of the most competitive warranties in the business. The Volkswagen People First bumper-to-bumper limited warranty provides protection for drivers for 6 years or 72,000 miles (whichever comes first). It is also transferrable meaning when you go to sell your vehicle the warranty will still be valid for the next driver for the remainder of the warranty term. It’s a great value that you won’t find on the 2018 Chevy Equinox.

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is available now at the Schworer Volkswagen dealership in Lincoln, NE. For more information on the new model, visit the Schworer Volkswagen dealership or click the button below to contact a dealership rep.