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By Warren Brown ,#32;

vehicle load floors, for should be flat. But that cue apparently escaped notice of the who developed the Tiguan SE. Lower the rear center cushion “pass-through door” for skis and items). Drop the 60-40 rear seats. Instead of a floor, you get a partial valley to the foothills of some undesirable

That’s bad enough. But the Tiguan’s also ask you to remove and store other than inside the a wide, rear cover before you load anything than a few bags of groceries in the bay. Where’s the utility in

The wagon’s name should been a warning. Tiguan is a combination of tiger and iguana. Can you a tiger getting together an iguana? Matches of that would put eHarmony.com and other services out of business.

But Volkswagen was not of romance any more than it was utility when it first forth the Tiguan as a 2009 The company just wanted to get its on.

It seemed a logical business The market for compact wagons was with practical haulers of and stuff, which is what people want when buy a wagon. You had your Honda Toyota RAV-4, Chevrolet Ford Escape, Hyundai Fe and more. They were and high-quality, reasonably efficient of people and stuff.

But until recently, and certainly in they were universally

Along came the Tiguan, a determined to “give the people they want” fun and excitement in and handling in tandem with and practicality.

Volkswagen missed out on in this model. Most of the rivals beat it in cargo and ease of loading. But the company got fun and right.

The truth is that the Tiguan, with front-wheel drive and one of the all-wheel drive systems in the (the latter as the 4Motion), and handles better than everything in its class.

Credit goes to the Tiguan’s standard turbocharged, inline four-cylinder (200 horsepower, 207 foot-pounds of That torque, engine power, consistently is delivered to the drive wheels from the to the highest speeds. There is no and sputter. It’s more zoo, zooo, zooooh, with the last note a deliciously long time.

Volkswagen Tiguan

It is not to fall in love with to want more of it every you experience it. It is equally difficult to being seduced by the Tiguan’s It simply does not feel a crossover utility vehicle, a or anything in that genre. It like a sports car.

Credit here goes to suspension work. The company the Tiguan a suspension system is truly independent at all four If, for example, the left rear dips into a rut, the rear wheel maintains its instead of lifting and tilting to as it might do with a solid or leaf-spring suspension in the rear. The feel is unruffled, confident.

I the SE 4Motion model for this It proved a loyal friend in the rain and slop of an uncertain and reluctant winter. There was reliable traction everywhere I it on slippery roads.

What can I say? I want it all and fun to drive. With the Tiguan, I get of one and not much of the other. That’s too because I would love to this wagon unconditionally. I

brownw@washpost.com

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