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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

Driven: 2014 VW Tiguan SE

first major foray the US’s highly competitive highly important) small SUV was with the Tiguan back in The SE model pictured here is now six years old, but largely Has the Tiguan blossomed for the brand, or left to wither on the vine?

The that the Tiguan sells in the same format as it did when introduced says more the basic goodness of this on stilts” than any negligence on part. In fact, the car still fresh and competitive in 2014. of that is down to the level of and fit and finish in the cabin – a VW hallmark, but noting just the same. having all the color variety of a bin, the Tiguan’s interior is and impeccably screwed together, like something Audi have sold to an unwitting who didn’t notice the VW badge on the

That solidity extends to the and powertrain matchup; the 2.0 TSI engine the GTI is pinned for duty here, up to a traditional 6-speed automatic of that car’s DSG gearbox. tip-in and midrange response are well-judged, though the Tiguan’s few pounds do somewhat diminish the of this engine when in the GTI. Nevertheless, the 2.0T feels out of breath and totes the around with more enough vigor. The 6-speed is smooth but tends to seek out the gear and stay there you’re really prodding the

but that helped net an encouraging miles per gallon overall out of the during its time with me. At you can call on the turbo four’s to pull you around slower without necessitating a downshift, a few naturally aspirated competitors can

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

Handling isn’t quite GTI but it’s nip-and-tuck: the Tiguan is agile for a compact SUV. The tradeoff is well-judged; larger are more heard than and all the rough edges are polished off the divots in the road surface.

The Tiguan’s really only dinged in the past for its lack of space compared with though honestly, the size and of the cargo bay, especially the back seats folded provides a meaningful argument in the favor over other family mates like the GTI or Jetta Sportwagen. It’s handier to park and a fair bit nimble than its larger To accommodate larger parcels, the passenger seat folds – a trick not always included in class.

The Tiguan proves good from Germany usually in small packages, and with a looming on the horizon, let’s VW doesn’t engineer any of that GTI DNA and quality out of the current Tiguan’s

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

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