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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

Road test: 2014 Tiguan

The Volkswagen Tiguan is a crossover featuring turbocharged and European driving dynamics.

The cabin is rather business-like yet assembled using high-quality Front seating is notably and supportive.

A lively 2.0-litre gas engine endows the Tiguan 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque, the of which is available from rpm.

The Tiguan can be equipped VW’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive paired exclusively with a automatic Tiptronic transmission. A manual gearbox is only with front-wheel-drive.

Compact features turbocharged performance and driving dynamics

Overview reasonably-priced turbocharged crossover European driving dynamics

Smooth turbocharged four-cylinder and VW’s capable 4Motion AWD

Less fuel-efficient than ratings, no manual gearbox AWD

What would I change? Add the manual gearbox across the


The Tiguan is a compact crossover SUV Volkswagen that lives in the of its larger sibling, the full-size But life in the shadows isn’t dull, as the agile Tiguan

Perhaps the greatest harmony in the is found in the lithe and lively of its powertrain, including its six-speed transmission, and its Volkswagen-engineered 4Motion (AWD) system. Crossovers by small fourcylinder engines typically emblematic of swift, performance but that’s not the case

The Tiguan’s 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged spins out 200 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. of Those are healthy numbers for an of its size. Turbocharging gives power plant a broad, torque curve, which into plenty of power revving maniacally. In fact, torque is produced from 1,700 rpm through to 5,000.

A 2.0-litre turbocharged gas engine the Tiguan with 200 horsepower and 207 of torque, the latter of which is from 1,700-5,000 rpm.

The six-speed automatic Tiptronic does a reliable job of spinning the gear without partaking in indecision.

This is the only paired with 4Motion Selecting the front-wheel-drive (FWD) of the Tiguan carries with it the of a six-speed manual gearbox for preferring old-school shifting the benefit of all-wheel-drive.

Penny-pinching is an expected benefit of owning a crossover powered by a four-cylinder Crossovers and SUVs aren’t for their miserly way with gold, and for good reason their bulky, less designs. Anything that the distance they’ll travel on a is greatly welcomed, but this can also crush the hope of driving dynamics. Not so with the

Its turbocharged mill puts a spice back into but it does so at the expense of good With AWD, the Tiguan is at 10.3 L/100 km city and 7.9 km highway. According to my tester’s computer, my driving, which was city-based, failed to meet targets by a significant margin.

The cabin is rather business-like yet assembled using high-quality Front seating is notably and supportive.

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

No doubt an unknown of the over-consumption is attributable to the combination of and the enthusiasm of my right foot — a pairing I might add — yet I was somewhat with the rate of burn. said, life is a balancing act and so is efficiently.

Though it’s short in length, in fact 137 mm than the new RAV4. the Tiguan is and exceptionally practical. Its basic shape and flat load accommodate objects of odd shapes and especially when the rear is dropped. The vehicle’s overall clean design, and large make it easy to manoeuvre and My tester was equipped with a touchscreen that doubled as a camera when reversing, easing the anxiety of executing a parallel park.

A couple of quick notes climbing into the Tiguan. its seats are firm but supportive in all the places. Secondly, there’s an quality about the cabin typically German in nature. in use convey an ambience of quality, and standards are high. These two are a good starting place for a enjoyable journey, which is follows when the Tiguan is on the road.

The Tiguan’s practical shines through with a load-floor and tall roofline.

The TSI engine exhibits refined though it’s a little audible under acceleration others I’ve tested in segment. The polish presents when full power is This engine loves to rev to its red-line while never frenetic or coarse. Power is linear, progressive, and smooth.

This isn’t always the with four-bangers masquerading as

Once underway, there’s a of composure to the Tiguan that’s car-like than normally behind the wheel of a crossover. The tracks with precision, and with confidence. Worthy of mention is the Tiguan’s braking which is responsive and perfectly

These driving dynamics together to deliver a crossover experience that’s more than many of its competitors.

fair to say though, that the underpinnings may be slightly firmer that of competitors whose don’t match the Tiguan’s agility. So “yes,” there are riding crossovers out there but not likely to be more structurally than the Tiguan. It’s a solid rig that hasn’t its German heritage pandering to North American desires.

A panoramic opening glass kept this week’s feeling bright and airy.

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

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