Comparison - Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4motion 2019 - vs - Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 2019

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Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

Nissan Terrano

Average Price: 
$
33,095
Updated: 
02 May 2019
$
44,560
Updated: 
11 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
19.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Habanero Orange Metallic
#FF3B0F
Silk Blue Metallic
#526A90
Dark Moss Green Metallic
#4C5C55
Deep Black Pearl
#060506
Platinum Grey Metallic
#82838B
Pure white
#FFFFFF
Cardinal Red Metallic
#770618
White Silver Metallic
#9A9C9B
Stone Blue Metallic
#4F595C
Pyrite Silver Metallic
#91908B
Color: 
Brilliant Silver Metallic
#BDBBBC
Caspian Blue Metallic
#293D80
Pearl White Tintcoat
#EBECE4
Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
#941619
Gun Metallic
#3B424B
Magnetic Black Pearl
#000000
Midnight Pine Metallic
#424941
Mocha Almond Pearl
#442D27

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 VW Tiguan has a spacious interior and a comfortable ride, but its price climbs quickly.

Pros
Interior room to space
Excellent infotainment software
Decent value
Good ride quality

Cons
Third row’s a joke
Expensive with options
Not very fuel-efficient
Transmission can be confused

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan ranked #8 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Volkswagen Tiguan has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 26 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Large cargo area
Lengthy warranty
Serene ride

Cons
Lackluster engine power
Poor fuel economy estimates

By: 
usnews.com

Revised trim levels and feature availability for 2019.

PROS
Offers a lot of space for passengers and cargo
Three-row seating is useful in a pinch
Tech interface is intuitive to use
Longer warranty period than most competitors

CONS
Subpar acceleration and responsiveness
Ranks low in fuel economy for the class
Optional larger wheels make for a bumpy ride

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder has value and interior flexibility as its assets, but this crossover SUV is ripe for a redesign.

Pros
Comfortable interior
Active safety tech standard
Strong V-6 engine
Good value
Calm ride

Cons
Outdated infotainment
Subpar outward vision
Land yacht handling
Light on refinement

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Rear parking sensors and USB-C ports now standard on specific trim levels.Additional driver aids now standard on all but base trim level.The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder now offers USB-C ports for front and rear passengers, and features once reserved for the top trim levels trickle down through the range.

PROS
V6 engine delivers strong acceleration with decent fuel economy
Third-row seating is easy to access
Offers robust towing capacity
Automatic emergency braking and rear parking sensors are standard on every trim level

CONS
Cargo capacity and small-item storage are below average
Offers less roomy third-row space than some rivals
The top trim's ride quality may be too firm for some drivers

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder ranked #18 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Nissan Pathfinder has a score of 7.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 55 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Easy-to-use infotainment system
Strong engine

Cons
Stiff ride
Dull cabin materials
Uncomfortable rear seats
Small cargo hold

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
221ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
259ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
Horsepower: 
184hp
at 4 400rpm
284hp
at 6 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.70Feet
38.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless ignition
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Manual rear seat easy entry
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
185.10in
198.50in
Width: 
72.40in
77.30in
Height: 
66.30in
70.60in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
7.00in
Front Track: 
61.80in
65.70in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
65.70in
Wheel Base: 
109.80in
114.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
41.10
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.20in
42.30in
Rear leg room: 
38.70in
41.70in
Front Hip Room: 
58.30in
56.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.00in
60.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.40in
56.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.80in
60.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
73.50cu.ft
78.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
6000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
37.60cu.ft
16.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
26.20degrees
16.50degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.30degrees
20.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
3814.00lbs
4662.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustmen
4 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Driver cooled seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger cooled seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest
Manual folding bench third row seats
Multi-level heating
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
USB Connection
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
1 subwoofer(s)
13 total speakers
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Bose premium brand speakers
Bose premium brand stereo system
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Rear window wiper
hands-free power liftgate
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Intermittent rear wiper
One-touch power sunroof
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In
20 x 7.5-In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Brake drying
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rear height adjustable headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Brake Drying
Cornering Lights
Blind spot warning accident avoidance system
Pre-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-Collision Safety System
Led Headlamp
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
VW Care
Combination Assistance Kit
3rd Row Seat Package
Cargo Package
Nissan Mobile Entertainment System Package
Exterior Options: 
Side Steps
Trailer Hitch Kit
Wheel Locks
Roof Rack
Bumperdillo Protection Plate
Splash Guards
Special Paint - Pearl White TriCoat
Running Boards
Cross Bars
4-Piece Splash Guards
4-Piece Black Splash Guards
Rear Bumper Protector
Special Paint - Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
Interior Options: 
First Aid Kit
Three-Row Rubber Mats Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink
Two-Row Rubber Mats Kit
Luggage Net
Interior Accent Lighting
Illuminated Kick Plates
Welcome Lighting
4-Piece Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Titan Black, leatherette
#000000
Golden Oak/Black, leathrette
#A8A69A
Storm Grey, leatherette
#C9C9C7
Color: 
Almond, leather
#AA9F8D
Charcoal, leather
#000000