2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2016 Jeep Compass

Vehicle Comparison

 

HP

 
2016 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN
200
 
2016 JEEP COMPASS
158
  KEYLESS ACCESS  
2016 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN
Yes
 
2016 JEEP COMPASS
Available
  AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHTS  
2016 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN
All trims
 
2016 JEEP COMPASS
Latitude and higher
  CARGO VOLUME (CU. FT.)  
2016 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN
23.8
 
2016 JEEP COMPASS
22.7

 

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2016 Jeep Compass

Crossover SUV buyers demand enough power to speed down the highway or negotiate backwoods trails, some high-tech convenience, and the cargo capacity to carry everything from groceries to camping gear. Two options that stand out from a crowded pack are the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2016 Jeep Compass. While either one stands alone well enough, comparing their features head to head puts one on top.

Advantages of the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

Who has the power?

When you need the power to climb steep slopes in the country or accelerate quickly to highway speeds, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan excels with the 200 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. of torque from its 2.0-liter turbocharged and intercooled inline-four. This compares to the 158 horsepower and 141 lb.-ft. of torque produced by the engine on the 2016 Jeep Compass. To make each drive more convenient, the Tiguan includes a six-speed automatic with Sport mode and rack-and-pinion Electronic Power Steering.

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

Which SUV has features?

All models of the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan come with headlights that automatically turn on and off based on external lighting conditions and Keyless Access. As long as you have your key fob with you, you can avoid fumbling with keys. You can unlock doors with the pull of a handle and push a button to start the engine. These pluses are only available in the higher level trims of the competition.


Do you need more space?

Both SUVs accommodate five adults easily. But the Tiguan offers 23.8 cu. ft. of cargo volume with all the seats up compared to 22.7 cu. ft. in the Compass. Fold down the 40/20/40-split rear seat and carrying capacity expands to 56.1 cu. ft. in the VW, compared to 53.6 cu. ft. in the Jeep. For even more capability in the VW, an available front passenger seat folds flat. Easily access whatever you're bringing in the rear through the available sliding rear seat.

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan has the power to get you to wherever you need to be, with all of your gear, and in style.