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Hip and Sporty: The VW Tiguan


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Volkswagen stands out for making some of the world’s coolest cars. Each vehicle has its own personality and aesthetic, which makes all of them special. The VW Tiguan, however, stands out as one of the hippest, most sporty options for people who enjoy driving compact crossover SUVs.

More Than Enough Power for a Sporty Driving Experience

Volkswagen’s engineers have given the 2016 Tiguan a turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of producing 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. The engine offers enough power that you can charge from zero to 60 mph in less than eight seconds. You won’t find many compact crossovers that can meet that speed.

You’ll get more than just a peppy ride from the Tiguan, though. You also get to save money by avoiding gas stations as much as possible. Volkswagen’s decision to use a turbocharged four-cylinder instead of a larger engine means it can generate a lot of power without burning a lot of fuel. Expect to get about 21 miles per gallon in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Again, those are great numbers for a vehicle in this class.

A Sleek Exterior That Others Will Envy

Most SUV manufacturers add a lot of bulk to their vehicles. While a big, heavy SUV may look intimidating on the road, it certainly doesn’t look hip. If anything, driving a huge SUV will make you look like your hanging on to trends from the 1990s. You’ve come a long way since then, so you don’t need to drive a vehicle that makes you look ridiculous to modern drivers.
The VW Tiguan has a sleek exterior that avoids this problem. Instead of coming across as someone who thinks visiting Wal-Mart requires a military SUV, others will see your Tiguan and recognize that it has a much more modern aesthetic. You might even catch some people looking at your Tiguan with envy in their eyes.

Interior Features that Seal the Deal

The new Tiguan only gets better when you look at the interior. Standard features include USB ports, keyless access with push-button start, heated mirrors, and heated front seats. The entry-level Tiguan S comes with V-Tex premium vinyl upholstery that feels remarkably comfortable. If you move up to the R-Line version, you get a special sport interior with unique styling. For the ultimate in comfort, you’ll want to choose the Tiguan SEL. The top trim level gives you leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an eight-speaker sound system developed by Fender.
The Tiguan comes standard with Volkswagen’s infotainment system. The Tiguan S gets a five-inch screen. The upper trim levels, however, come with a 6.33-inch color display that makes the system even easier to use. Benefits of the infotainment system include its rearview camera, navigation, and VW Car-Net App-Connect for smartphones. VW Car-Net App-Connect lets you control your favorite smartphone apps from the infotainment system’s touchscreen.
Reading about the new Tiguan can teach you about the updated compact crossover SUV. To really understand the Tiguan, though, you have to experience it. Take it for a test drive to see what you think about the fully updated Tiguan.



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