For RAV4 Haters 2014 Kia Sportage SX Turbo vs 2014 GMC Terrain Denali… — 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

GMC Terrain Denali interior

By Hamel

Now we must have seriously mad here with comparison test of these compact SUVs from not a German and North Korean but a homegrown one here as well. But in case the homegrown SUV builder is one of best known SUV brands now one of its high-brow trim levels for the time with its tiniest offering.

Yes folks, the almighty nameplate which signifies the chrome accents, the supplest of the richest wood trims and unseen levels of power a motor that has finally down into the Terrain of SUVs all the way from the nether of almighty Cadillac. Yes, the GMC Terrain Denali comes with a 3.6 liter 301 horsepower/272 lb. of torque V6 as well as safety like lane departure and a forward collision alert

After that we have a of other odd ducks in the SUV animal with the 2014 VOLKSWAGEN R-Spec which in addition to totally blinged out with wheels as well as a chrome flat bottom steering but is still quite fun to drive to the GTI’s donated 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine. The 2014 Tiguan R-Spec also with a sportier suspension and comes nicely loaded at which includes a six-speed dual zone climate in-dash navigation, premium system, power everything, power moonroof, Bluetooth, headlamps, 19-inch alloy and optional 4-Motion all-wheel  Plus it just looks cool.

Exterior and Interior Analysis:

it comes to exterior designs, the is clearly the most restrained of the with its very Germanic face appearing quite compared to

Kia Sportage SX Turbo

the out GMC grille and the Kia’s over-the-top turbo nature. The 2014 Kia SX what with its blacked out wheels always looks to do something overtly naughty in of a Sheriff while the Tiguan and Denali appear better for occasional country club

The 2014 GMC Terrain Denali better equipped to handle anything in upscale suburbia, in thanks in part to things dual-flow dampers which ride/handling performance and the Multi-flex rear seat which the owner to adjust how much volume relative to rear Also, despite being the model here, the 2014 GMC Denali managed to seem the sticker price thanks to materials that were a and a half above the Kia in quality

The 2014 Kia Sportage SX felt and roomy inside the cabin due to the expansive full length sunroof. Without it, we fear the Sportage’s interior might just a bit more cramped less elbow room most obviously apparent away. Then, of course, you notice that the Sportage has cubic feet of cargo growing to only 54.6 feet once the second row is down flat.

In the VOLKSWAGEN Tiguan, cargo however, is not great at 23.8 feet behind the rear with that number to 56.1 cubic feet the seats folded flat. own Jetta Sportwagen trumps with 32.8 and 66.9 feet respectively. Honestly, the Kia may be the looking of this trio but it for that trendy rear end it comes to trips to the dump or We felt happiest with the R-Spec’s happily extreme here.

(1 st Place: 2014 Tiguan R-Spec, 3 rd Place: GMC Terrain Denali, 3 rd Place: Kia Sportage SX)

Pricing, Value and Economy

Our test Tiguan is a new trim level for 2014 and it fully loaded with a length panoramic glass navigation, Bluetooth, heated seats, 18-inch alloy dual zone climate, windows, locks and mirrors, a wrapped multifunction flat steering wheel, a Fender audio system, full seating, a back-up camera, and heated front seats, connectivity, Bi-Xenon headlamps and new Car-Net system which is new this year  and works like GM’s On-Star. As we earlier, all that goodness come cheap exactly the MSRP hanging on at $36,535.

Over the course of a week us where we were less judicious with the Volkswagen’s thanks to the addictive torque and growl of the Tiguan’s 2.0 liter 200 lb. feet of torque turbocharged we averaged 25.8 miles per That is an excellent reading again, how aggressively we drove SUV and how powerful the engine feels any circumstances. The Tiguan comes a 16.8 gallon fuel and premium unleaded is recommended for performance but not required.

Our 2014 Kia SX came equipped with the navigation package and the Premium which ups the total sticker to $32,400 with delivery and includes heated front a cooled front driver’s a cargo cover, a glass sunroof and much more. recent rumors about fuel economy in the press, our Kia Sportage SX Turbo returned miles per gallon which we was excellent considering how often we up the turbo on this SUV rated at 22 highway.

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2014 GMC Terrain Denali AWD we came equipped with chrome satin alloy-wheels, touch in-dash navigation Intellilink, a trailer/tow package, rear seat DVD Entertainment a premium 8-speaker audio leather and wood accents on the wheel, leather seating, climate control, power rear liftgate with adjustability all while averaging miles per gallon during its with us. The GMC Terrain Denali on regular unleaded gasoline. The had the highest as tested price of over $42,000.

(1 st Place: Kia Sportage SX, 2 nd Place:2014 Volkswagen R-Spec, 2014 GMC Terrain

Safety and Driving Impressions

The GMC Terrain, Kia Sportage and VOLKSWAGEN have all been named Safety Picks” by the Insurance for Highway Safety (IIHS) performs crash, roof and safety tests on all new cars, and SUVs sold today. And we also tend to like plenty of power in reserve to us accelerate away from an all three of these SUVs be terrific choices with the Denali and Sportage SX proving the worthy at accelerating away danger.

As for emergency handling, as well as steering response in an we felt that the 2014 GMC Denali AWD was the most solid especially during an especially downpour we experienced during in usually dry Southern California. The Kia Sportage SX tenaciously also the road even though it was wheel drive probably in part to a hill-start system brakes the SUV even on moist or inclines. The high-performance shock probably also helped in this regard, we also

Lastly, the 2014 VOLKSWAGEN R-Line does deserve a notice for car-like agility, hot cornering apex control as as the same said general of cargo hauling ability and utility. Yes, the 2014 Tiguan may pretty much be a GTI on stilts but we wouldn’t want it any way. We are sure that the Tiguan redesign will be but just enjoy this one you can.

(1 st. 2014 VOLKSWAGEN R-Design, 2 nd. 2014 GMC Terrain 3 rd. 2014 Kia Sportage SX)

And the Winner Is?

We are for Panoramic sunroofs

We don’t understand why these compact don’t sell in greater other than the fact there are less expensive out there and most people think a family crossover get their heart racing. we had our doubts too but all three of these deserve medals for managing to of the mean feat of being practical and fun to drive. But just in the latest hit song by Ke$ha and Pitbull you just had to know one by one these SUVs would be down, going timber” in the Here, after much is how the SUVs ranked. Address letters to our Vice President of Relations—Ke$ha. (1 st Place: 2014 Tiguan R-Spec, 2 nd Place: Kia Sportage SX, 3 rd Place: 2014 GMC Denali)


2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

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