The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan goes on sale in late May. Although I have already had occasion to try it in very special conditions, and there’s something I have very clear …
Yes, the new Volkswagen Tiguan 2016 It is a great product, expensive, but huge SUV and contents. Is more than likely that, as it stands today competition, where cars of high level, the difference between its price and higher quality with its rivals is not proportional, But what if we turn the tables? In that case, your functionality and versatility Honda gives soups with this limited offer SUV that charge the value of his image as if it were gold. In short, the VW Tiguan again in the medium term, backed by the magnificent product again, but conditioned by the economic factor. It’s up to you, if you value and you appreciate the advantage over cars that already are very good, I’m almost agreed that the new generation Volkswagen Tiguan It will give many satisfactions.
VW Tiguan. Expensive, but how?
At the moment, the Tiguan will be launched with two engines, 2.0 TDi 150 hp and 180 hp 2.0 TSi (Only 4MOTION and DSG). So, for now, the VW Tiguan cheaper costs 29,560 euros. For his part, VW Tiguan 2.0 TDi / 150 is the most affordable 4Motion Advance, for 36,650 euros, far, far away, the engine size SUV equivalent: SsangYong Korando D20T, for 23,000 euros is not only SUV with the best price, but also the best value price / horses thanks to its 175 hp engine. Ford is always synonymous with good relationship between value and price and the Kuga is no exception: For 28,350 euros you buy a 2.0 TDCi 150 hp all-wheel drive with less quality than the VW Tiguan or less luggage capacity, but the Kuga is also a flawless level SUV driving. Kia or Hyundai, with its new Sportage or Tucson, have risen enormously quality of execution their SUV and although it has also made its price, Tiguan win the game to offer more equipment When comparing similar motors, or more power by equating prices. So, I think the VW Tiguan is, more than ever, a better alternative to premium products, where he would conquer that product that reason and not the heart.
Volkswagen Tiguan, multifunctionality
Another great attribute of this generation. Is something bigger, something lower and more habitable than before. Its trunk with 615 liters Total is among the best in the category, surpassed only by the future Jaguar F-Pace, model 650 official announced liters. Honda CR-V, 590 liters official, is also the car with more ingenious solutions, although doors within the Tiguan is almost more minivan than SUV. Missing the third single seat, for example, the VW Touran, but his rear bench with longitudinal travel of 16 centimeters for each of its sections (asymmetric) or tilt adjustment of the backrests, in addition to its generous interior dimensions, contribute to Tiguan multiskilling Foolproof.
4Motion, one of the best systems 4×4
All-wheel drive systems are many, and very good. Land Rover, for example always optimizes all-wheel drive for their cars continue to have great qualities off-road, and to a greater or lesser extent, actual effectiveness of any 4×4 the market lies in the specificity of the tire relative to the ground, as we have seen in Lapland test drive on roads where you do not see a single inch of asphalt, and cars equipped with contact wheels, where the VW Tiguan has progressed and advanced like a fish in water. Like virtually all systems on the market, all-wheel drive 4Motion is anticipative, that is to say, reacts before any loss of traction or trajectory modifying the distribution of torque between front and rear wheels, acting on the pressure disks central differential; and adjusting the distribution between wheels on the same axle, which makes through its electronic self-blocking XDS and XDS +. In theory, a single wheel with sufficient motor would advance the Tiguan. The system itself is like many other SUVs, but what is not so common is their flawless performance and actual effectiveness. make piecework without the slightest loss of efficiency, without feeling friction or mechanical stresses and or collapse of electronic assistants. Remember that the VW Tiguan now launches a new knob called Active Control 4Motion with four preset programs –Snow, Road, Off Road and Off Road Custom-, each with its own characteristics depending on the terrain in which we move.
On the 2.0 TDi 150 hp, AWD provides additional 87 kg Y 0.4 liters more than 100 km the official average fuel consumption, with a figure of 5,2 l / 100 km, very good value, not the best. He BMW X1 xDrive 18d, also with 150 hp, is the SUV with the best consumption figure among his peers: 4.7 l / 100 km. the Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC 160 hp -only automatic- has the best size / power / consumption market, 4.9 l / 100 km average consumption.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDi: the balance between power and consumption
We have conducted the two engines that VW Tiguan will be launched to the market and acknowledge that the 2.0 TSI 180 hp it is downright refined, has a punch midrange and I find it more fun to drive. But for a car with size, weight and front surface of the Tiguan, little that values the cost per kilometer or autonomy factor, the 2.0 TDi 150 hp is much more balanced. As I say, we have been able to drive in very demanding conditions, but its lock on the MQB architecture that now opens this second generation of the VW Tiguan is truly exquisite. We’ve only had a chance to try it with DSG transmission seems to regain lost speed of the latest versions. It is an engine very elastic and nice, will admit willingly pull the Tiguan loaded to the brim, ensuring fast resilience, decisive factor in driving pleasure and safety. The level of access TDi, 1.6 TDi 115 hp maybe just stay a little under very demanding use.
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