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Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

When comparing the Jeep Grand Cherokee to the Volkswagen Tiguan, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has the advantage in the areas of interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Volkswagen Tiguan has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. Based on this comparison of the Jeep Grand Cherokee versus the Volkswagen Tiguan, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a better car than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Jeep Grand Cherokee versus Volkswagen Tiguan Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Jeep Grand Cherokee ranges from $27,799 to $43,247 while a used Volkswagen Tiguan from the same model year range is priced between $21,496 to $31,988. For a new model, the Jeep Grand Cherokee's price is between $44,021 and $68,801, with the Volkswagen Tiguan priced between $28,714 and $39,574.

Jeep Grand Cherokee versus Volkswagen Tiguan Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Jeep Grand Cherokee is 8.3 out of 10 while the Volkswagen Tiguan's quality rating is 7.5 out of 10. This results in the Jeep Grand Cherokee being ranked 8 out of 25 Best Midsize SUVs and the Volkswagen Tiguan being ranked 14 out of 14 Best Small SUVs for the Money.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s base engine makes 293 horsepower, and the Volkswagen Tiguan base engine makes 184 horsepower.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Jeep Grand Cherokee, a midsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has an average safety rating of 4.41 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Volkswagen Tiguan has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$44,021 - $68,801

Used Asking Price:

$27,799 - $43,247

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

42.5%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,714 - $39,574

Used Asking Price:

$21,496 - $31,988

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.3 / 10

Reliability:

8.4 / 10

Retained Value:

7.7 / 10

Safety:

8.8 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.5 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

7 / 25
8 / 25
8 / 15
16 / 25
21 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 31
14 / 14
16 / 24
16 / 24
17 / 24
21 / 31
21 / 21
22 / 31
26 / 31
28 / 28
30 / 61
33 / 61
35 / 61
50 / 61

Summary Review

The two-row Jeep Grand Cherokee combines go-anywhere capability with a high level of luxury. One of Jeep’s most popular models, the Grand Cherokee is available as a basic, affordable off-road SUV or a $90K high-performance variant, with several options in-between.

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Summary Review

The Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact sport utility vehicle with a reputation for engaging driving dynamics and upscale interior materials. The Tiguan has become VW’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S. and is currently in its second generation, with new models averaging $30,442 and 3-year-old models averaging $22,319.

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Pros and Cons

  • Huge selection of trims
  • Unmatched performance on 707 hp Trackhawk trim
  • Capable of towing up to 7,200 pounds when properly equipped

  • No green (hybrid/electric) trims available 
  • Aging platform

Pros and Cons

  • New generation is roomier and more fuel efficient
  • Optional three-row seating is occasionally useful
  • Driving dynamics are engaging

  • Acceleration not as strong as some competitors
  • Fuel efficiency could be better
  • First-generation’s cargo space was limited

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Laredo, Altitude, Limited, Overland, Summit, Summit Reserve

Trim Levels

SE 4Motion, SE, SEL R-Line 4Motion, SE R-Line Black 4Motion, SE R-Line Black, S 4Motion, S

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.41 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

293 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

260 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.069 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

184 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

221 foot-lbs @ 1900 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.049 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not yet available

Range (city/hwy):

Not yet available

Recommended Fuel Type:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 31 / 27

Range (city/hwy):

367 / 474 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58 inches

Cargo Space:

37.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

70.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

144.6 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.6 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

12 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

65.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

136.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4238 lbs

Width:

84.6 inches

Height:

70.8 inches

Length:

193.5 inches

Wheelbase:

116.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.4 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3765 lbs

Width:

72.4 inches

Height:

66.4 inches

Length:

186.1 inches

Wheelbase:

109.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.4 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

P245/70R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

P215/65R17