2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 

2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

The crossover market is full of competitive options, but if you’re looking for something athletic and efficient with a sleek and civilized twist, the Jeep Cherokee and the Volkswagen Tiguan just might be your best bet. Both lineups come through with potent turbo energy, plus a healthy list of feature offerings across the lineup. That’s why we’ve set out to put this crossover duo to the test in this comparison of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. 

2019 Jeep Cherokee 


2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 

$25,045  Starting MSRP  $24,295 
22 city / 31 highway  Fuel Economy  22 city / 29 highway 

2.4L inline 4-cylinder (180 hp)

3.2L V6 (271 hp)

2.0L turbo 4-cylinder (270 hp)

Engine Options  2.0L turbo 4-cylinder (184 hp) 
24.6 cubic feet   Cargo Volume  12.0 cubic feet 

Comparing the Power and Spaciousness of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Lineups 

Across the 2019 lineup, the Tiguan maintains 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque with its 2.0-liter turbo engine. This puts it out ahead of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee’s base 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine (180 horsepower, 171 lb-ft), but the Cherokee lineup quickly catches up with the 3.2-liter V6 (271 horsepower, 239 lb-ft) and 2.0-liter turbo (270 horsepower, 295 lb-ft) offered higher in the lineup. On either model, drivers choose between standard front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive.

If towing potential is a must, the Cherokee proves itself the better fit with a 2,000-lb. standard tow capacity and a 4,5000-lb. max tow capacity. The Tiguan lies low with 1,500 lbs. max towing across the lineup.

The Cherokee comes through with an overall passenger volume of 128.0 cubic feet. With the Tiguan maxed out at just 123.9 cubic feet of passenger space, the Volkswagen SUV lulls behind by 4.1 cubic feet. The space difference is more evident when you take a look into the cargo accommodations. The Cherokee more than doubles the Tiguan’s 12.0 cubic feet of cargo space, packing a hefty 24.6 cubic-foot cargo area behind the rear seats.

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