Comparison - Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4motion 2020 - vs - Chevrolet Traverse High Country 2021

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Average Price: 
$
33,545
Updated: 
09 Nov 2019
$
53,100
Updated: 
15 Mar 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Silk Blue Metallic
#526A90
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: 
Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
#FFFFFF
Mosaic Black Metallic
#383435
Graphite Metallic
#292C31
Silver Ice Metallic
#DADEDD
Summit White
#FFFFFF
Cajun Red Tintcoat
#711F1F
Satin Steel Metallic
#9BA0AB
Black Cherry Metallic
#422022

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is a well-rounded crossover SUV, just don’t expect to use its third row for anyone bigger than the family dog.

Pros
Spacious digs
Classy, conservative design
Good standard tech
Lots of crash-avoidance gear

Cons
Comical third row
So-so fuel economy
Can get expensive with options
R-Line’s just a tease

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The current-generation Tiguan launched for the 2018 model year, and it's received only superficial changes since. For 2020, the Tiguan adds a Wi-Fi hotspot, which is now standard, as is additional safety content including forward-collision alert with automatic braking and a blind-spot warning system. There's a new SE R-Line Black trim that packages 20-inch dark wheels, sunroof, fog lights, and parking-alert sensors. Volkswagen is also shortening its warranty on all of its 2020 models from a standout 6 years/72,000 miles down to a more typical 4 years/50,000 miles. But two years of complimentary maintenance is now included.

Pros
Refined driving experience, available third row, excellent fuel economy.

Cons
Not as quick as its rivals, ride gets firm with large optional wheels.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.Safety features such as blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert standard on all models.Volkswagen's Car-Net telematics system standard; Wi-Fi available with subscription.SEL model includes heated steering wheel and rain-sensing wipers.

PROS
Ample space for passengers and cargo
Three-row seating is useful in a pinch
Intuitive tech interface
Offers 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 2021 Chevrolet Traverse is a big family mover with a sharper look and better safety features.

PROS
Sharp looks
Standard active safety features
Comfortable ride
Spacious interior
Wireless smartphone software

CONS
Outdated AWD system
Middling fuel economy
Just one engine available

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Chevrolet has given its three-row Traverse a light refresh for the 2021 model year that includes revised exterior styling and a host of new standard driver-assistance features. Among them are automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high-beam headlamps. An 8.0-inch display inside the gauge cluster is now an available tech option, and new upholstery designs dress up the interior.

PROS
Spacious cabin,
peppy acceleration,
fuel efficient powertrain.

CONS
Big blind spots toward the rear,
plasticky interior parts,
most appealing options cost extra.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Traverse has no significant changes. Part of the second Traverse generation introduced for 2018.

PROS
Passenger room is generous in all three rows
Loads of space for any combination of passengers and cargo
Feature-rich infotainment system comes with standard Wi-Fi hotspot

CONS
Some safety features are only available on top trims
Quality of some interior panels and controls seems low-rent for this class

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.60L
Torque: 
221ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
266ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
Horsepower: 
184hp
at 4 400rpm
310hp
at 6 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.70Feet
39.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
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
Leatherette Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
185.10in
204.30in
Width: 
72.40in
78.60in
Height: 
66.30in
70.70in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
Front Track: 
61.80in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
109.80in
120.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
40.20in
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
38.70in
38.40in
Front Hip Room: 
58.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.00in
62.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.80in
62.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
73.50cu.ft
98.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
37.60cu.ft
23.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
26.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
3847.00lbs

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
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

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
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Power Folding Bench Third Row 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
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

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
Memory Card Slot
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)

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
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 7.0 In.
20 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Width: 
255.00millimeters
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
Front ventilated discs 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: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Brake drying
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings 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
Post-Collision Safety System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
VW Care
Combination Assistance Kit
3rd Row Seat Package
"Hit The Road" Package
Floor Liner Package
Cargo Package
Rear Seat Infotainment System W/DVD Player
Interior Protection Package
Rear Seat Infotainment System W/Out DVD Player
Exterior Options: 
Side Steps
Trailer Hitch Kit
Wheel Locks
Rear Spoiler
Bumperdillo Protection Plate
Splash Guards
Bright Roof Rack Cross Rails
Front And Rear Black Bowtie Emblems
Bright Wheel Locks
Keyless Entry Keypad
Black Lug Nut And Wheel Lock Kit
Painted Body Color Front And Rear Splash Guards
Molded Assist Steps
Front License Plate Bracket Mounting Package
Interior Options: 
First Aid Kit
Three-Row Rubber Mats Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink
Two-Row Rubber Mats Kit
Luggage Net
Privacy Cover
Two-Row Carpeted Mats
Three-Row Carpeted Mats
Universal Tablet Holder
Protective Seat Cover
Illuminated Front Door Sill Plates
Cargo Area Organizer
Horizontal Cargo Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Titan Black, leatherette
#000000
Storm Grey, leatherette
#C9C9C7
Color: 
Jet Black, leather
#000000
Jet Black/Loft Brown, leather
#532A0E