2017 Tiguan vs 2017 Chevy Trax

The search for an SUV can be a lot of fun, but it often brings up a lot of requirements that need to be met so that you can be sure that your new car suits your needs as a driver. Depending on what those are, you'll need space, efficiency, and—one of the most useful aspects of the versatility of the SUV's abilities—towing power. Since SUVs are supposed to give you a taste of what sedans and more powerful cars have to offer, you're probably not looking to make sacrifices on either end.

Oftentimes, deciding what car suits you best is made easier when you compare two vehicles side by side. Take a look at the 2017 Chevrolet Trax and the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan: both are well-designed SUVs made to give their drivers a reliable, fun, and stylish driving experience. If you examine them closely, however, these two vehicles meet very different driver needs.

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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 Oneonta. 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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