2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2016 Jeep Renegade

As compact crossover SUVs continue evolve, there are a few area where a vehicle needs to excel to be considered among the top models in a particularly competitive class. Among these requirements refinement and a quiet passenger cabin are among the most important to buyers. Examining two relative newcomers to the class, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2016 Jeep Renegade shows how important these elements are to buyers. Vic Bailey VW customers interested in the 2016 Tiguan will be excited to know they are getting a compact crossover SUV with excellent interior features powered by an engine with more than enough power to get the show on the road.

Looking online reviews of the 2016 VW Tiguan and 2016 Jeep Renegade, a couple of things keep popping up. First, everyone seems to really like the premium interior feel of the Tiguan. Even the base-level Tiguan S is very handsomely outfitted. Buyers taking home this version of the VW compact crossover SUV will get heat mirrors, automatic headlights, keyless ignition as well as tilting and telescoping steering. The 2016 Renegade offers many of these features also. However, the S trim for the Tiguan continues by making heated front seats, adjustable drivers seat and "V-Tex" Premium vinyl upholstery standard equipment. Owners of the 2016 Tiguan will also have a much quieter passenger cabin than what is found with the 2016 Renegade.

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2016 Jeep Renegade

2016 VW Tiguan Vs. 2016 Jeep Renegade
Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.4-L, 4-Cyl.
200/207 Horsepower/Torque 180/175
Six-speed Automatic Transmission Nine-Speed Auto
56.1 cu.-ft. Cargo Space 50.8 cu.-ft.

Performance of the 2016 Tiguan

Engineers at Volkswagen have made just one very capable engine available for the 2016 VW Tiguan. Under the hood of each crossover SUV is a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine making 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. There are a couple of different engines available with the competing 2016 Jeep Renegade. Neither one is able to over take the peak output of the punchy four-cylinder engine of the Tiguan. The closes the Jeep can come is a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine making 180 horsepower. Additionally, the 2016 Tiguan was praised by independent reviews for being among the quickest in its class with a zero-to-60 mph time of 7.5 seconds.

2016 Tiguan fun to drive vs. 2016 Jeep Renegade
Very well designed interior 2016 Tiguan vs. 2016 Jeep Renegade
Function cargo space for 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2016 Jeep Renegade
Classic lines 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2016 Jeep Renegade

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