The new Volkswagen Tiguan is almost a maxi Golf: easy, safe, spacious, practical and simple, but large and high format imposed by the SUV. We tested the 2.0 TSI 180 hp.
A good friend, about a year ago, I was wondering if you would do well to buy It’s a Volkswagen Tiguan company say, a good price- to have it later as Family Car. The truth is that there was more argument against the possible devaluation when he got this second generation Tiguan. Other SUV category were growing in size and layout and presentation rivals that had emerged was more careful, but the outgoing Volkswagen Tiguan could still boasting virtues for the day. I was wrong?
In general, as you understand buyer pay more only if the car is bigger. Maybe some kids do not need much space, you may complicate parking, but the Volkswagen Tiguan follows that "logic" growth path. If you get on the rear seats you believe in a limousine. No frills, but practicality, own air conditioning, large gaps on the doors and feeling of spaciousness. Wheelbase has grown 7.7 centimeters and previously dumped in space no longer needed for the knees, which now offer according to our measurements 77 cm of space. Imagine an Audi Q7: the Tiguan just lost one centimeter, will not stay small even if your older children decide they do not leave home. And if you wonder if It is driving high, tell you VW has gone further hip point the previous, now we have measured at 65 cm from the ground. Easy access everything in place … even the huge glove box without touching your legs open.
Just just fell into my hands information New Mazda CX-4, considering how much excess space need to feel good in a car, integrated and identified with precisely the reflection that had arisen in the Volkswagen Tiguan us. It has also grown as six centimeters in length (Total 4,49 meters) Plus compacting elements have used the now famous MQB modular platform (That of all compact VW Group), also turns out to be a talent in trunk, even big-wheel drive version we have now at hand: cubicamos no less than 520 liters load. Of course, we talked about not carry spare wheel, because in this Sport finish, with a wheel 235 of section and 18 inches, there is no spare wheel or puncture kit. Advantage or risk? In addition, two practical handles on the top of the trunk easily allow folding the seatbacks to expand the usable space. The charge port is only 73 cm.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TSI engine
We do not know if the antidiesel fever or if, as do almost all manufacturers wanted our first impression was the most powerful version, but the first Volkswagen Tiguan gasoline available has been, the most equipped version for the moment. And more expensive: almost 900 euros more than 2.0 TDI engine with 150 hp. Advancing the year will reach 2.0 TDI also variants of 190 and 240 hp and power. So, in full maelstrom "downsizing"The 180 horsepower of this Volkswagen Tiguan others mechanical draw of 1.6 liter, but VW bet on the 2.0 TSI, the same way that recourse to two liters in 115 hp diesel version.
The initial feeling with this Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TSI 180 hp is heavy car (Eye, is with automatic DSG and 4Motion all-wheel drive), and you think to yourself that’s why these engines come in handy "displacement"With good bass. However, equal equipment, Volkswagen declares 50 kilos Lightening in the new generation. thus gaining speed check sovereignty, smooth and easy, and as you do, your conversation is maintained without raising one iota voice. When you find that the mirrors become noisy, with a dull and no annoying noise, view and check the box that already’ll own speed circuit where we are. This unit has us accelerated from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.1 seconds, ahead of 80 to 120 km / h in 6.2 seconds, two very good values.
In the absence of being a fast change in very demanding driving, are imperceptible steps up to this DSG automatic dual clutch 7 speed. Driveability revives the value of gasoline. Yes, because this combination with TSI engine is more expensive and lose 1.5 l / 100 km in the consumption approved against the most powerful of the TDI, but it makes you ask yourself that extra cost. Yes, we measured consumption relatively high (9,3 l / 100 km average real), But the Tiguan equipped butt has been more close on the scale of 1.700 kg than 1.600 kg. At least exceed 10 l / 100 km only happens when driving a decidedly lively practice.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TSI: Behavior
The stability of the new Volkswagen Tiguan is impressive apace, even if zarandeas inventándote an invisible danger in front of you. Even when the ESP decides to intervene feel the car breaks down giving a scare to add to that moment of tension while forcing understeer when cornering, with excessive optimism with the accelerator, brake feel subtle touches that make you draw the curve without separating yourself from the line. No, it’s not fun, but easy and effective, totally this new Tiguan.
The new Volkswagen Tiguan is also functional. The controls do not overwhelm, but the steering wheel several natural to users of other modern VW, but less intuitive than the small buttons center console crowd. He rotary knob for selecting drive modes-a Haldex, although this name has disappeared from all the information officially it becomes clear by pictograms, maybe not original, but like everything in the car, of course. Snow modes, road or field, plus the "Individual" that lets you set the degree of sportiness (read hardness or speed controls) in a personalized way.
He best talent in the suspension of the new Volkswagen Tiguan is that comfort is always present, without compromising behavior. powerful brakes, well attended, their tires we crave huge eye, but up such shoes do not weigh you suspensions, they do their job very well. They do not provide such a high grip invite you glimpse the minor sports. We could yet prove wet, very wet floor, and the ease and confidence that provides second-generation VW Tiguan is overwhelming. And the braking very good: just 70 meters takes to stop from 140 km / h. The AWD system kicks in very gradually and even feels drawn to support sending back to the output torque curves. And if your idea is to go out sometimes roads, you can add a cover plate of the casing (which brings some ornamental attachment). Y It is not just an SUV asphalt: Its drive system is the best and has descent control.
I would recommend to my friend the old Volkswagen Tiguan have bought. It has not improved this? Of course yes. It has raised the bar in many respects, He has put some ground between the new competition emerged. Maybe not as much as he got the first installment. And, as I once read a retired executive of Toyota, you can also understand that engage in advance what is already prominent leader is a waste. his Progress is, however, notable aspects of connectivity and security, pedestrian detection and intelligent lighting systems, but much of the security attractive lands on the VW Tiguan does overpriced. If issues such as superlative space is your concern (but do not offer the possibility of 7 seats … yet) in an SUV of 4.5 meters, the Tiguan will fit you, even more reasons.
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