What are the differences between the 2022 VW Tiguan vs 2022 Jeep Cherokee

2022 VW Tiguan VS 2022 Jeep Cherokee at Arbour VW

The compact SUV category is incredibly competitive. Choosing a vehicle can become a challenge since sometimes similarities and differences can be small. However, the Volkswagen SUV and the Jeep SUV are two contenders, but with features allowing us to select a real winner.

Arbour VW on the North Shore of Montreal, in Laval, close to Boisbriand and Blainville, presents this duel between the 2022 VW Tiguan vs 2022 Jeep Cherokee.

2022 Tiguan vs Cherokee: Prices, versions, dimensions…

Firstly, the Volkswagen compact SUV in Laval is available in four versions, all more enticing than the next: Trendline, Comfortline, Comfortline R-Line (Black Edition) and Highline R-Line.

While its rival has six versions (Sport, North, Altitude, Trailhawk, Limited and Trailhawk Elite), it is important to know that they are all much more expensive than the 2022 Tiguan.

In fact, Volkswagen prices play around $ 33,695 to $ 43,695, depending on selected version. As for the 2022 Jeep Cherokee, these prices are between $ 36,845 and $ 46,940.

When it comes to vehicle dimensions, sizes also differ and are more important for the Tiguan compared to the Cherokee: the Tiguan is 4,723 mm long, 1,839 mm wide and 1,685 mm high. The Cherokee is 4,650 mm long, 1,858 mm wide and 1,670 mm high.

Esthetic differences

Modern and well sculpted, the 2022 Tiguan is noticeable and original. As for the 2022 Jeep Cherookee, it still has the same look as it has always had; it is also clearly more compact and less modern.

The Tiguan interior strikes us right away with its abundant space and modern look. The tailgate overlooks a generous cargo space (1,065 liters and 2,081 liters when seats are folded). Since comfort is key, you will find several storage compartments on board as well. You can easily drive over long distances without getting tired.

The 2022 Jeep Cherokee offers an elevated interior that is relatively spacious; but contrary to the 2022 Tiguan, you will have trouble finding the necessary space for all of your luggage in the trunk, which is considered to be quite small for this type of vehicle (730 liters).

Another major difference: the Volkswagen Canada 2022 Tiguan allows you the possibility of opting for a third row of seats, which provides enough space for 7 passengers (optional). The Jeep Cherokee remains a 5- door 5- seater.

Front cockpit of a 2022 VW Tiguan R-Line including all its amenities.

2022 VW Tiguan R-Line

2022 VW Tiguan vs Jeep Cherokee: technical features 

Both these vehicles offer several features and before declaring a winner, let’s take the time to look at these in detail.

Powertrain and power

Let’s begin by taking a look at the powertrain and performance each SUV offers:

2022 VW Tiguan Powertrain Power/performance
Trendline 2.0 L 4- cylinder Turbo 184 hp / 221 lb-ft.
Comfortline R-Line Black Edition
High R-Line

Here are the details for the Jeep Cherokee:

Jeep Cherokee 2022 Powertrain Power/performance
Sport 2.4 L 4- cylinder 180 hp / 171 lb-ft.
North 3.2 L V6 271 hp / 239 lb-ft.
Limited 3.2 L V6 OR 2.0 L 4- cylinder Turbo 271 hp / 239 lb-ft. OU 270 hp / 295 lb-ft.
Trailhawk Elite 3.2 L V6 271 hp / 239 lb-ft.

The variety of engines offered by Jeep could give it an advantage over the Volkswagen SUV. However, all versions of the 2022 Tiguan come with a turbo engine that is much more performant than the base engine with Jeep. Daniel Melançon, from the 2022 Car Guide, has this to say about the Cherokee: the base engine “offers 180 horsepower and very limited performance, considering the size of the vehicle”.

front 3/4 view of a 2021 VW Tiguan R-Line SUV with a mini trailer

2021 VW Tiguan R-Line

Safety features and driver assist technologies

When we take a closer look at the active safety features, both vehicles seem to share similar characteristics. On the other hand, the Tiguan Highline R-Line adds an Area View camera based monitoring system that is not available on the Jeep, as well as an Intelligent Speed Assist system.

Added Technologies

The Tiguan and the Cherokee both have GPS navigation, Bluetooth and vocal recognition. However, the Tiguan has an 8- inch touch screen while the Cherokee’s touch screen is only 7- inches. You will have to spend more if you want to have access to the optional 8.4- inch touch screen.

In short, both vehicles still have innovative features and technologies.

2022 VW Tiguan vs Jeep Cherokee: Conclusion

In the end, this duel clearly demonstrates that the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is a clear winner over the 2022 Jeep Cherokee. With all the information mentioned above, it is clear to see that the Tiguan is no match for its rival.

Your VW dealership, Arbour VW in Laval, has several 2022 Tiguan models available for you. Come and visit us today!

2022 VW Tiguan vs Jeep Cherokee: at a glance

VW Tiguan vs Jeep Cherokee 2022 Tiguan 2022 Jeep Cherokee
Prices (MSRP) $ 33,695 – $ 43,695 $ 36,845 – $ 46,940
Versions Trendline, Comfortline, Comfortline R-Line, Highline R-Line Sport, North, Altitude, Trailhawk, Limited, Trailhawk Elite
Powertrain 2.0 L 4- cylinder turbo
  • 2.4 L 4- cylinder
  • 2.0 L 4- cylinder turbo
  • 3.2 L V6
Power/performance 184 hp / 221 lb-ft.
  • 180 hp / 171 lb- ft.
  • 270 hp / 295 lb- ft.
  • 271 hp / 239 lb- ft.
Cargo space 1,065 liters (2,081 when rear seats are folded) 730 liters (1,548 with rear seats folded)
rear 3/4 view of a white 2022 Tiguan R-Line SUV parked in nature

2022 VW Tiguan R-Line