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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

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It’s been said times: There’s little in most Sport Utility For most of the breed, the accent is on middle name. That’s why the sporty versions make choices.

Count Tiguan them, in the small SUV segment. in 2009, VW called their Tiguan, the GTI of SUV’s. That’s the bar high, but five years there’s still no denying Tiguan is among the most fun to of all the small, Sport Utes.

For Tiguan is offered in S, SE, SEL and R-Line levels. The latter level is new year, and comes with a interior/exterior package. Tiguan start at an MSRP of $23,305, and to $38,835. Front- and all-wheel versions are available.

Since Tiguan first here, VW has been studying the of adding a turbo diesel option to the line. A TDI is still consideration, but the sole engine for now is 2.0, intercooled, turbocharged cylinder. Here as elsewhere in the VW the 2.0T is an easy motor to and largely responsible for the Tiguan’s feel. Smooth, quick and calm for a small displacement, the 2.0 makes 200 horsepower @5,100 and 207 lb. ft. of torque @ 1,700 rpm. high torque peak at low makes Tiguan lively off the and it’s a quiet cruiser at

With EPA estimated fuel of 20 city/26 highway and 23 combined Tiguan lags most of its in this class. While no Sport Ute will be asked to large, it’s worth that the 2.0T’s maximum capacity is rated at 2,200 lb. is among the best in its segment. S are offered with a six-speed transmission, with optional, automatic. All other trim get the automatic.

Though new and refreshed models into this class Tiguan’s driving dynamics among the best in the small Ute Road imperfections roll off its The VW corners with confidence, and has a car-like ride. Stepping up front wheel drive to drive system adds to the bottom line, and confidence to winter travels. VW’s system operates in FWD mode normal circumstances. However, the center differential automatically the amount of engine torque its base, 90% front/10% rear distribution to as much as a 50/50 to maintain traction. The added is available on wet or dry roads. Electronic Control is also at the ready, as dictate.


Tiguan holds adults in rows without complaint.

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

materials have a quality and feel. The layout of controls is An oversize moon roof is overhead, with a retractable, covering that allows in while keeping the rays at The roof is one part fixed one part slider (front) and very large, with 13 square feet under Detents in a rheostat switch you to open the roof in precise without fussing, and the pop-up blocker does a nice job of out any sonic ‘boominess’ from the

Bluetooth connectivity is standard the model range, as is an eight sound system, with compatible CD player. VW’s new telematics service will be on SE trim and above. Also new year, VW is increasing the availability of the Premium audio upgrade to trim levels. Another addition is an Appearance Package for SE ($2,625). Included here are alloy wheels, XM satellite a sound system upgrade touchscreen interface, driver and power reclining seats, fog and lights, silver roof a rearview camera and keyless with push-button start.

seats have 6 inches of adjustability, and the seatbacks fold to a flat position, for handling items. Open the top-hinged, gate (if you’re over six tall, remember to duck), to Tiguan’s cargo bay. height is low, and storage ranges from 23.8-56.1 feet, depending on how you configure the That’s on the smaller end of the segment. The passenger’s seatback also forward, so you can hold anything a surf board to a step inside with the lift closed, as long as it’s than 98 inches long. Any gear can go topside (using accessories for the roof rails) or out (via optional, bike which connects to a tow hitch

There’s no shortage of good in the hotly contested, small SUV Tiguan’s strengths include roadability, updated technology and a passenger compartment.

A regular to the Times Union for more 20 years, Dan Lyons is the award-winning of six books, and photographer of over 150 Read Dan’s recent on line anytime at www.TimesUnion.com .

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

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