Skoda Karoq vs Volkswagen Tiguan Petrol - Price, Specs, Features

Skoda Karoq vs Volkswagen Tiguan Petrol - Price, Specs, Features

Which petrol car is better: Skoda Karoq or Volkswagen Tiguan? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to find out which car offers better value for money.


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Karoq 2020 vs Tiguan 2020 | Price Comparison - Which Is Cheaper?

KAROQ vs TIGUAN | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

TURBO-PETROL AUTOMATIC

Skoda Karoq

Volkswagen Tiguan

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Style

₹24.99

Tiguan

₹33.12


For the turbo-petrol-automatic powertrain, Skoda Karoq prices start from Rs. 24.99 lakh and Volkswagen Tiguan starts from Rs. 33.12 lakh. Entry-level price of Skoda Karoq turbo-petrol-automatic is lower.

Karoq 2020 vs Tiguan 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which Is Bigger?

Skoda Karoq is 4382mm long, 1841mm wide and 1624mm tall and rides on a wheelbase measuring 2638mm. Skoda Karoq has a boot space of 521 litres. On the other hand, Volkswagen Tiguan measures 4821mm in length, 1839mm in width and 1674mm in height. The wheelbase of Volkswagen Tiguan is 2787mm and it has a boot space of 230-1274 litres depending upon its seating configuration.

A wider body normally results in better shoulder room inside the car while a higher roof makes it easier to get in and out of the car. A higher ground clearance makes it easier to go over tall speed breakers or drive on broken roads. The wheelbase is the distance between the centre of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase often results in more cabin space. A larger boot allows you to carry more luggage.

KAROQ VS TIGUAN | DIMENSION COMPARISON

Dimensions

Skoda Karoq

Difference

Volkswagen Tiguan

Length (mm)

4382

439

4821

Width (mm)

1841

2

1839

Height (mm)

1624

50

1674

Wheelbase (mm)

2638

149

2787

Boot Space (litre)

521

 

230-1274

Ground Clearance(mm)

200

0

200

Fuel Tank (litre)

50

10

60


Dimension Review

  • Tiguan is longer than Karoq by 439mm.
  • Karoq is wider than Tiguan by 2mm.
  • Tiguan is taller than Karoq by 50mm.
  • Tiguan has a longer wheelbase than Karoq; by 149mm.
  • Tiguan’s boot space ranges between 230 litres to 1274 litres depending on its seating configuration. Tiguan is a 7-seater SUV.
  • Karoq and Tiguan have identical ground clearance.

In terms of dimensions, Tiguan occupies a larger area compared to Karoq. So, if size is a measure of road presence for you, then Tiguan is a better car than Karoq. The Tiguan can also seat 7 people, if required. Karoq is a strict 5-seater SUV.

Karoq 2020 vs Tiguan 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which Is Better In Performance?

Detailed comparison of Karoq and Tiguan’s powertrains is as follows.

KAROQ vs TIGUAN | ENGINE COMPARISON

TURBO PETROL AUTOMATIC

 

Skoda Karoq

Volkswagen Tiguan

Engine Type

Turbo Petrol

Turbo Petrol

Displacement

1.5L

2.0L

Maximum Power

150PS @ 5000-6000rpm

190PS @ 4200rpm

Peak Torque

250Nm @ 1500-3500rpm

320Nm @ 1500-4100rpm

Transmission

7-speed DCT

7-speed DCT

Claimed FE

14.49kmpl

16.65kmpl


Karoq 1.5L Turbo Petrol Automatic vs Tiguan 2.0L Turbo Petrol Automatic

Skoda Karoq is powered by a 1.5L turbocharged petrol engine that makes 150PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 7-speed DCT type automatic transmission and returns a fuel efficiency of 14.49kmpl.

Volkswagen Tiguan is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged petrol engine that makes 190PS of maximum power and 320Nm of peak torque. It is also available with a 7-speed DCT type automatic transmission and returns a fuel efficiency of 16.65kmpl.

Petrol Automatic Engine Review

  • Tiguan has a more powerful engine than Karoq.
  • Tiguan's engine produces more torque than Karoq's.
  • Tiguan automatic is more fuel efficient than Karoq automatic.

Tiguan's engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to Karoq's engine. If you're looking for a car with low running cost then Tiguan will be better since its engine is more fuel efficient.

Karoq 2020 vs Tiguan 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

KAROQ vs TIGUAN | FEATURE COMPARISON

TOP 5 FEATURES

Skoda Karoq

Volkswagen Tiguan

LED headlamps w/ LED DRLs

LED headlamps w/ LED DRLs

Panoramic Sunroof

Panoramic Sunroof

R17 Alloy Wheels

R18 Alloy Wheels

8-inch Touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

8-inch Touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

2-zone auto AC

3-zone auto AC


Top 5 features of Karoq are LED headlamps w/ LED DRLs, panoramic sunroof, R17 alloy wheels, 8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay and 2-zone auto AC. Top 5 features of Tiguan are LED headlamps w/ LED DRLs, panoramic sunroof, R18 alloy wheels, 8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay and 3-zone auto AC.

Is Skoda Karoq Better Than Volkswagen Tiguan Turbo-petrol?

Skoda Karoq is priced at Rs. 24.99 lakh and Volkswagen Tiguan costs Rs. 33.12 lakh (both ex-showroom). Entry-level price of Skoda Karoq is lower. So it is more affordable.

In terms of dimensions, Tiguan occupies a larger area compared to Karoq. So, if size is a measure of road presence for you, then Tiguan is a better car than Karoq.

As far as petrol automatic powertrain is concerned, Tiguan's engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to Karoq's engine. If you're looking for a car with a low running cost then Tiguan will be better since its engine is more fuel efficient.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lakshya Khanna

Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he's mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He's usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars editorial team.

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