Volkswagen Tiguan TDI Forbidden Fruit Drive Report — 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan TDI: Fruit Drive Report

It to be the season for diesel compact

Since September, we’ve the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 BlueTEC and the new Audi Q5 TDI .

Now we’ve added forbidden fruit to that the European-market diesel version of the Tiguan, sold in North only with a direct-injected and 200-horsepower 2.0-liter gasoline

The European Tiguan TDI is powered by a 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder that produces 280 lb-ft of

While a six-speed manual is available, our test car had the optional dry-clutch DSG dual-clutch automatic powering all four wheels VW’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

The Tiguan also included a start-stop feature, switching off at rest—which, we noticed, also off the power assist for the steering.

It winter (see photos), we test whether any air conditioning stop as well with the off, though we would it would, since it’s VW would fit an expensive electric compressor.

Two more winter First, after an overnight soak, it took almost a for the diesel to fire after the was switched on. This is far better the 10-second glow plugs in of the Eighties, but it was a little reminder of the powerplant.

Second, our Tiguan TDI was with low-profile European tires that proved a bad for snowy, greasy winter we have no comment on its handling, we did nothing remotely aggressive.

Volkswagen Tiguan TDI (European Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2013

off the mark, then a surge

the more powerful Audi Q5 which used a 240-horsepower, V-6 turbodiesel putting out a prodigious 428 of torque, the Tiguan TDI was slightly off the mark in its first second or

VW quotes 0-to-62-mph acceleration of 8.5 2 seconds slower than the Q5

But using the paddle shifters the wheel to keep the revs say, 2000 rpm (redline was rpm), the Tiguan would forward, with the DSG snapping off shifts and the crossover gathering quickly.

Over our usual test of 250 miles or so, comprising about highway travel and one-third and suburban traffic, we averaged miles per gallon.

The European cycle fuel-efficiency test the model at 37 mpg combined, though results tend to be 20 percent than equivalent EPA ratings.

By way of the gasoline Tiguan is rated at 21 mpg in its front-wheel-drive model with a manual gearbox, and 23 mpg combined the DSG automatic (with either or all-wheel drive).

So why didn’t VW a diesel option for the Tiguan it launched its first compact as a 2006 model?

Volkswagen Tiguan TDI (European Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2013

The likely comes down to While the Golf and Jetta were able to meet new emission standards several ago without adding urea larger and heavier vehicles the Passat) would require the sophisticated aftertreatment technology.

more easily justified on a brand like Audi or less so on a mass-market vehicle a VW.

A diesel Tiguan may have at $30,000 or more, which VW viewed as simply too pricey in a where young families are highly sensitive to purchase

The gasoline Tiguan offered for in the U.S. starts at about for the base S model (whose gas is slightly lower than all Tiguans), but rises above for the sporty R-Line model unique appearance items.

we have to say that we applaud U.S. unit not only for in some of its products from North America, but letting us them—for several miles to days.

This is actually our such car from VW in less two years. As well as the Tiguan we’ve driven the Volkswagen Up the Scirocco R sports coupe, and the XL1 plug-in hybrid ultra-economy

We appreciate the chance to experience diverse vehicles, and we think it well on VW’s confidence in its


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