Leftlane News Reviews the Tiguan
May 20, 2008 – 9:41 am by Matt Radel
Filed under Design Reviews, Volkswagen Tiguan
Leftlane News goes for a spin in VW’s sexy new CUV, the Tiguan.
One of our favorite automotive resources, Leftlane News, has posted a fairly detailed review of VW’s newest addition, the Tiguan. I won’t go into too many of the details here, but overall the review was very positive. I was interested to learn that the Tiguan’s 2-liter TSI 200 horsepower engine more than gets the job done (especially compared to Toyota’s RAV4) but is recommended to take premium and only gets 18/25 mpg. Ouch.
And while the audio system’s 6.5 inch HD touch sensitive display, iPod connectivity and 30 gig hard drive make me feel a bit better, the Tiguan’s starting price of $23,200 still makes it the most expensive of its notable competition, the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V (priced at $21,250 and $20,700 respectively). Sigh.