Hyundai Tucson and VW Tiguan: the applicant and best SUV, facing

Hyundai Tucson and VW Tiguan: the applicant and best SUV, facing

Find new enemies the VW Tiguan, now turning their offensive towards the most prestigious SUV, but should not neglect the rear: lurking, an elaborate Hyundai Tucson.

We compare the Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDi 4x4 front VW Tiguan 2.0 TDi 4Motion

We compare the Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDi 4x4 front VW Tiguan 2.0 TDi 4Motion

We compare the Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDi 4x4 front VW Tiguan 2.0 TDi 4Motion

We compare the Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDi 4x4 front VW Tiguan 2.0 TDi 4Motion

He has taken the right path Hyundai and the fruits are obvious Views: high level of sales for Tucson private … still, too, high prices. so high, that he VW Tiguan, the thin red line between general segments and premium, It is just a thousand-odd euros away If you compare versions with motor and such equipment as possible. It should be the prize a very ambitious project, come over at all levels, whose impressive car line, high quality and excellent touch generates a special taste even among those who, throughout the year, we sat on more than two hundred cars. Reference in anything in particular, because that has been reborn this generation of VW Tiguan, but product round where you put the eye. If the balance is virtue, Hyundai iX35 has turned his juggler in Tucson… Although VW also faces the offensive with an SUV honors. Acertarás that any of them is absolutely safe, but we go to what you care about, in detail.

Comparative Hyundai Tucson vs VW TiguanHyundai Tucson vs VW Tiguan: we analyze them from within

As you can imagine, the Hyundai Tucson You are here with the best of its kind. Perhaps touches wonder how much more you want comfort and need, how much more quality and better performance: Very good, or better. But today impresses me more to see the level that the Korean brand has managed the work he has done with his VW Tiguan. Yes, I recognize it from now, the German does not hide that extra quality although most have to discover this superior performance, because now the difference is more nuance: an address with an extra point precision, a damping can be variable adjustment and works more evenly … But it’s really exquisite touch and feel that you perceive in Tucson, an SUV not very light or, if you want to see otherwise, as heavy as his rival, but pure balance.

Tribute to the family, the driver moves with family. Rigorous SUV driving position, but its interior must hide much laboratory work because I felt indefatigable in long runs. Seats, ergonomics, and smoothness ratio control, visibility; there, as good as a Tiguan that, yes, again resorting to ingenious solutions to knock out the competition; no other. And, the magnificent interior dimensions of the Hyundai Tucson, which not missing a centimeter to travel in style, VW Tiguan brings the rear seats with longitudinal adjustment for you to distribute the passenger compartment according to different needs. Trunk capacity also devastates the German.

Back to feelings, which also are worth their weight in gold. Faced with a large upper car, the Hyundai Tucson provides precisely what seems to be more SUV as a concept car. Maybe it has something to do that, despite having no difference in kilos, the Hyundai Tucson seems to be burdened with those extra kilos that provide high quality rolling in a car, for consistency in the tread offers. For me, it remains to eliminate that Excess assistance in the usual direction mark, something that fails to correct all the possible settings and Sport -Normal direction, just as electronics, not being more intrusive than the rival, seems to make an appearance to correct its tendency to understeer if you tax more than joy in driving. But you will not renounce drawn thin, a high quality cushion, nor to excellent braking records, among his species by size and weight of the best. Voucher, only point where dynamically figures exceeds its rival today, VW Tiguan it is not that between support and move more nimbly support his waist, but If you’re just looking to better pinpoint isolated stronger, another more precise dot, another more refined, other… And another technologically advanced: digital picture, excellent automatic double clutch, with identical technology, simply reply in Tucson 1.7 CRDi mounted on a front-wheel drive only. Hiding VW the best all-wheel drive market, I have no doubt, but I assure you that in 95 percent of situations only serve you to go further by a mere matter of friction, drag and consumption, ie efficiency : the usual mechanical brake traction to all four wheels is somewhat more evident in the Korean car in German.

Comparative Hyundai Tucson vs VW TiguanThat may be one reason that may explain this little higher fuel bills Hyundai Tucson road against the VW Tiguan, while in town, there is also technology that makes a difference, because system 4×4, the 2.0 CRDi dispenses Stop&Start: There, the thing is more serious, up to a liter of difference for a 2.0 TDi that today seems "other". This effect will the new regulations are imposing, but It is no longer the overflowing, solid and consistent engine from top to bottom. You may not get even notice, but if you do roll up, you will find your lack: its strength is diluted about 4,000 rpm, but that’s what the automatic transmission to take advantage of its good prices and better means. Because the elasticity concept is understood much better aboard the 2.0 CRDi, less powerful, but pure silk and untosidad from idle; calca rival accelerations and overtaking verified figures also very good mechanical agility.

Touch balance. It is true that there is no exchange of positions because VW seems to have returned to give the Tiguan absolute power, but Hyundai has materialized a major offensive and is, in its own right, a great alternative the hegemony that for years have imposed the German SUV.

In a nutshell

Acceleration: Expected more from these new Tiguan whose nearly 15 additional CV not have become faster. Reasonably fast, the big news is the different response of these engines near its maximum engine speed: the CRDi holds up above his punching power. For Tucson and Tiguan respectively, these are the main accelerations. 0A 100 km / h in 10.42 and 10.45 s. The cover 1,000 m in 32.3 and 32.14 s

Frenada: Tucson, striding. How much and how Hyundai has improved This section, as well as to be the best among those who measure and weigh like him. Here, it seems leverage that larger footprint on asphalt, although teamwork is essential. Frena from 140 to 0 km / h in 72.5 m compared to 75.4 m also good VW Tiguan

Sonority: Tiguan concerning. Interestingly, penalized at 50 km / h for some resonance that amplifies the noise level, but again, resounding in any section related to the comfort and quality of life. At high speed, there are up to 3dB difference in favor of VW

overtaking: Manual vs. Automatic. But relevant figures getting Tucson in fourth gear to move from 80 to 120 km / h s- -8.34 and -8.53 D Tiguan s-: There is much engine in Tucson, and the test is how well it keeps moving that CRDi SUV in its long marches.

Consumption. The city sets the pace. Pesados ​​both engines two liters perform very well on the road to kilometric print runs, while the Hyundai city is not technically a day; reasonable numbers for Korean-averaging 6.7 l / 100 km-, outstanding records for the rival -6.3 l / 100 km of thirty.

Habitability. How much extra space do you need ?. Not only good, but very good interior of Tucson, with doors wide-ranging and nearly 90 degrees- excellent load volume 475 liters. About it, VW brings seater minivan-style seating and a larger trunk and also variable: between 555 and 690 liters.

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