2013 Volkswagen Touareg vs. 2013 Jeep Compass

To start off, both 2013 Volkswagen Touareg and 2013 Jeep Compass were released in the same year (2013). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 3,000 cc (6 cylinders), 2013 Volkswagen Touareg is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Volkswagen Touareg (237 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 81 more horse power than 2013 Jeep Compass. (156 HP @ 6400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2013 Volkswagen Touareg should accelerate faster than 2013 Jeep Compass. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Volkswagen Touareg weights approximately 862 kg more than 2013 Jeep Compass. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2013 Volkswagen Touareg is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2013 Jeep Compass. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2013 Volkswagen Touareg will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2013 Volkswagen Touareg (550 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 359 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Jeep Compass. (191 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 2013 Volkswagen Touareg will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Jeep Compass. 2013 Volkswagen Touareg has automatic transmission and 2013 Jeep Compass has manual transmission. 2013 Jeep Compass will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2013 Volkswagen Touareg will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2013 Volkswagen Touareg 2013 Jeep Compass
Make Volkswagen Jeep
Model Touareg Compass
Year Released 2013 2013
Body Type SUV SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3000 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 237 HP 156 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 550 Nm 191 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 5000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 91 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type AWD Front
Transmission Type 8-speed automatic 5-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2256 kg 1394 kg
Vehicle Length 4795 mm 4448 mm
Vehicle Width 1940 mm 1811 mm
Vehicle Height 1732 mm 1651 mm
Wheelbase Size 2893 mm 2634 mm
Fuel Consumption 6.8 L/100km 6.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.2 L/100km 9.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 100 L 51 L


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