2017 Tiguan vs 2017 Chevy Trax

When you're looking for a new SUV, your search will turn up a lot of requirements that need to be filled. Depending on what you need as a driver, you'll need space, efficiency, and—the pinnacle of the SUV's versatile function—towing power. Since the idea of an SUV is to get the best of both worlds, you're likely not looking to sacrifice major functions for minor conveniences.

The trick of deciding what car fits your needs best is often unwound by comparing vehicles side by side. Take the 2017 Chevrolet Trax and the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan—both SUVs, both designed to give their drivers a reliable, stylish, and all-out fun car. However, there are a few things that make these vehicles distinct from one another when they're examined more closely.

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VW Tiguan vs Chevy Trax
22 Combined MPG 28
2,200 lbs Towing capability Not listed
200 HP Engine 138 HP
FWD Drivetrain FWD

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While offering clear competition between them, the 2017 Trax and the 2017 Tiguan are two very different vehicles. The 2017 Chevy Trax offers competitive fuel economy and a modest MSRP while providing the same drivetrain and number of seats as the 2017 Tiguan. However, as an SUV the Trax falls short next to the Tiguan, as it doesn't advertise towing power. While it may still be able to tow very small loads, it loses a great deal of function due to its significantly smaller and less powerful engine.

The 2017 Tiguan, on the other hand, offers comparable fuel economy and accommodations as well as a 2,200 lb towing capacity. In short, the Tiguan checks off all the same boxes as the Trax while offering a great deal more function—as SUVs are meant to offer.

Ready to come take a look at the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan? Come talk to us at Volkswagen of Salem. We're here to help you find the right car for your needs, and we can tell you all you need to know about the Tiguan and any other vehicles that pique your interest.

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