When you're shopping for a compact crossover SUV, you deserve a car that's as reliable as it is practical. The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and Chevy Equinox are formidable options in this segment, with plenty of style to boot. We want to give you a closer look.

In this car comparison, shoppers near Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island can see how the 2019 VW Tiguan and Equinox fare across a range of categories, so they can choose the perfect SUV. Contact us at Hilton Head Volkswagen if you have any questions!

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

2019 Chevy Equinox

All-Wheel Drive



Base Horsepower



Digital Cockpit


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Seating Configurations

2 Rows, 5 Seats or 3 Rows, 7 Seats

2 Rows, 5 Seats

VW Tiguan vs Equinox: Interior Dimensions

Slide inside these crossovers, and you'll find comfy cabins awaiting you. The VW Tiguan and Chevy Equinox each offer a two-row configuration with space for five people. However, in the Volkswagen SUV, you can also opt for a 3-row, 7-seat configuration.

The two extra seats in the back are the ideal size for kids, while the first two rows are spacious enough for adults. The two-row VW Tiguan and the Equinox have adult-friendly seating across both rows. You have lots of room to keep your family comfortable.

When it comes to cargo space, though, the Equinox falls a bit short of what the VW Tiguan offers. While the former can accommodate nearly 64 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats folded, the latter offers up to 66 cubic feet (in the 3-row model) or 73.5 cubic feet (in the 2-row model).

Under the Hood: SUV Engine Specifications

Powering the base Volkswagen Tiguan and Chevy Equinox are a pair of turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. The one under the hood of the Chevy SUV cranks out 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque, giving you enough power for your daily drive.

The VW Tiguan, however, feels a bit more energetic. From its turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, you'll see up to 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque for more potent driving dynamics wherever the roads take you.

Need more grip on the roads? Both SUVs offer available all-wheel drive (AWD), so you can enjoy power delivery to all four wheels. When you're driving on wet or slippery roads, the AWD systems in these SUVs can come in handy.

A Range of Standard Technology Features   

The 2019 VW Tiguan and Equinox offer an array of standard tech features to keep you connected. The base infotainment systems in both vehicles include a USB port as well as Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for smartphone connectivity.

You can pair your phone with the standard touchscreen and swipe to access all your favorite apps, from music to messaging and maps to more!

Want to customize your driving experience? The VW Tiguan has an available digital cockpit that can store up to four driver profiles. It displays the information you need most digitally in high resolution. The digital cockpit replaces the conventional instrument panel, and it's one feature the Chevy SUV doesn't offer.

Volkswagen Tiguan vs Chevy Equinox: Make Your Choice

Did you find our car comparison helpful as you shop for your next compact crossover SUV? When it's time to hit the roads of Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and Chevy Equinox each hold a unique appeal.

However, if you want more cargo space, a third row of seats, or that impressive digital cockpit, it's the VW vehicle that stands out from the competition. Schedule a test drive here at Hilton Head Volkswagen and see what the VW Tiguan can do!   

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