|2017 GMC Terrain||2017 VW Tiguan|
|3.6-liter, V-6||Engine||Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.|
|Six-speed Auto||Transmission||Six-speed Auto|
|63.7 cu.-ft.||Max Cargo Space||56.1 cu.-ft.|
2017 GMC Terrain vs. 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
Crossover SUVs are some of the most popular vehicles at almost every dealership in the known universe. While all are pretty strong choices, there are definitely some that are better than others. This idea is pretty clearly illustrated by comparing the 2017 GMC Terrain vs. 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan. The 2017 Terrain is the last of its generation, with next year’s all-new version having already been revealed and benefiting from nearly a century or more of GMC precision and reliability. Don Wheaton customers choosing the Terrain over the 2017 Tiguan will be getting some very tangible advantages. Check out the Don Wheaton Blog for information about the 2018 GMC Terrain.
One of the most quickly noticed differences between the 2017 GMC Terrain and 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is the amount of passenger space available. Right off the bat, the 2017 Terrain is going to be friendlier to passengers in the back seat. The Multi-Flex second-row seat in the 2017 Terrain allows for a significant amount of fore and aft travel, as well as offing the ability to recline. By comparison, the 2017 VW Tiguan has been taken to task by independent online reviews for being a bit stingy with rear legroom and cargo space. For a little extra bit of attitude, the 2017 Terrain also offers it’s buyers the opportunity to add the Nightfall Edition to the vehicle with its various blacked-out accessories.
Performance of the 2017 Terrain
Another criticism from independent reviewers about the 2017 Tiguan is that it only offers one engine option. VW Tiguan owners will only have a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood making 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, the most popular engine choice for the 2017 GMC Terrain is the 3.6-liter, V-6 making more than 300 horsepower and also offers a class-standard 3,500-pound towing capacity. Don Wheaton customers can also choose to have an 182-horsepower, four-cylinder engine if they would like to have a more efficient power plant. Both GMC engines are paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.