2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Earns Bragging Rights as 2017’s Best Compact SUV
According to Volkswagen media, the Tiguan SE 4Motion with panoramic sunroof, along with six other competitors, were put to the test in the suburbs of Chicago and were evaluated on their spaciousness, value, how not frustrating it is to install a child-safety seat in the vehicle, and how impressive the “as equipped driver assistance technologies” performed. The Cars.com judges also gave points on front-seat comfort, interior quality, cargo storage, backseat comfort, handling, powertrain, in-cabin storage, ride quality, multimedia, visibility, and noise.
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After the tests were conducted and scores were tabulated the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan drove into the top spot followed by:
- 2017 Honda CR-V
- 2017 Mazda CX-5
- 2017 Ford Escape
- 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
- 2017.5 Nissan Rogue
- 2017 Jeep Compass
According to Volkswagen media, all the vehicles competing for the title retain an MSRP of no more than $35,000 and that includes destination charges and all options.
“The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan impressed the judges with its roominess and value,” said Jennifer Newman, Editor-in-Chief, Cars.com. “The cargo capability is top of the class, making this small SUV a huge advantage for shoppers concerned about getting the most room for the money. The Tiguan is also a great option for families, earning the highest possible marks in Cars.com’s Car Seat Check.”
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The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan gives drivers a choice of eight trims—S, S with 4MOTION®, SE, SE with 4MOTION®, SEL, SEL with 4MOTION®, SEL Premium, and SEL Premium with 4MOTION®. The title-bearing 2018 Tiguan also features an impressive list of standard safety features such as Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Electronic Stability Control (ESC Electronic Differential Lock (EDL), Side Curtain Protection® head airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Engine Brake Assist (EBA), and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
“We are delighted that the 2018 Tiguan has been recognized by Cars.com as one of the best compact SUVs on the market,” said Derrick Hatami, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Volkswagen of America, Inc. “Every aspect of the Tiguan is designed to cater to the needs of American drivers and their families—from standard driver assist technologies to an optional third row—and this award validates the all-new Tiguan is a serious competitor in the segment.”
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan comes equipped with a 2.0-liter TSI® 16-valve DOHC in-line four cylinder turbocharged engine with intercooler and direct fuel injection.