Comparison - FIAT 500X Lounge 2017 - vs - Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2017

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Model: 
Average Price: 
27,035
Updated: 
08 Feb 2017
34,500
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
12.70gals
16.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Green Metallic
#0D2820
Bronze Metallic
#FFFFFF
Black Clear Coat
#0E0A09
Blue metallic
#0B0C4B
Matte Bronze
#4A3B33
Gray Clear coat
#4A3B33
Gray Metallic
#D6DADE
Orange
#D95D00
Tri coat red
#CE2603
Red Hypnotique
#9D1800
Tri coat yellow
#F9E15A
White clear coat
#FFFFFF
Color: 
Deep Black Pearl
#000000
Pacific Blue Metallic
#35617A
Pepper Gray Metallic
#5D5C5A
Pure White
#FFFFFF
Reflex Silver Metallic
#D8D8D8

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

With more personality than most small crossovers, the Fiat 500X is definitely worth a look.Fiat has a real chance to win over American buyers with the 500X, which is certainly its most mainstream offering here—perhaps ever.
With the 500X, Fiat finally has a mainstream vehicle with widespread appeal. It's a compact crossover SUV that shares running gear with the Jeep Renegade. Rivals include the Honda HR-V, Buick Encore and Chevy Trax, and the Mazda CX-3.

Pros
Tidy exterior styling
Just right proportions
Above average ride and handling
More characterful than most rivals

Cons
Automatic gearbox can be touchy
Sunroof steals head room, especially in back
Small infotainment screens
Not an off roader

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The number of available trims has decreased from five to three, and options packages have been consolidated and renamed. Otherwise, the 2017 Fiat 500X is unchanged.

Pros
Distinctive and well-made cabin with easy-to-use tech controls
Reasonably priced
Offers safety features not usually available in this class.

Cons
So-so fuel economy
Confused and clunky automatic transmission
Meager cargo room.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 FIAT 500X ranks 10 out of 12 Subcompact SUVs. The 2017 Fiat 500X may have supermodel looks compared to its subcompact SUV rivals, but this chic SUV ranks toward the back of the pack for its unrefined engines, few standard features, and low predicted reliability rating.

Pros
Upmarket interior
Very maneuverable
Easy-to-use infotainment system

Cons
Lackluster engines
Few standard features

By: 
usnews.com

We test the high-spec VW Tiguan with four-wheel drive in the UK

Although the VW Tiguan offers an attractive blend of practicality, sharp styling and a classy interior, this particular model doesn’t look like good value. The 188bhp diesel engine is powerful, but it’s not the best fit for the car and economy takes a hit. It’s not as good to drive nor as comfortable as the rival SEAT Ateca either, which puts the high price tag into even sharper focus.

The Volkswagen Tiguan sits in a crowded class of talented cars, with the SEAT Ateca, Peugeot 3008 and Nissan Qashqai all going up against it. Indeed, the Tiguan is such a significant a competitor that many manufacturers position it as the main benchmark in the class that their new models have to beat - be that publicly or privately.

Unfortunately for Volkswagen, the latest model hasn’t quite impressed us as much as we had expected, with rivals overtaking it in many areas. Here we’re giving the Tiguan a chance to fight back by testing this SEL model with the 188bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine to see how it stacks up against the competition.

The Tiguan is pretty good to drive, with plenty of grip and composure in corners, but it does feel heavy and the steering doesn’t have enough feedback. The Ateca is more fun to drive, but the crucial thing is that the SEAT is also more comfortable. The Tiguan we tested had 19-inch alloy wheels fitted, and it crashed over lumps in the road. It’s particularly bad over speed bumps, too - while not back-breaking, it’s disappointing in an SUV from this price bracket.

And there lies this Tiguan’s biggest problem, the price tag. The SEL model costs £33,260, which is significantly more than rivals from Nissan, Renault and SEAT with similar specifications. The quality interior and decent kit list goes some way to mitigate that but we still think the price is just too high.

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

The size-S Tiguan whets our appetite for our size-L version.

Volkswagen was late to the crossover-SUV game with the first-generation Tiguan, and while 2.8 million examples have been sold worldwide since the model’s launch in 2007, the Tiguan hasn’t been a great success in the United States. American customers have complained about a high price and a lack of space compared with vehicles like the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4—which is why, when the new version of the Tiguan launches here next summer as a 2018 model, we’ll get only the long-wheelbase variant.

Yet, when invited to drive the smaller, standard-wheelbase version of the new Tiguan on its German home turf, we jumped at the chance. That's because its features, powertrain, and road manners will be almost identical to the U.S. car. And distinguishing the long-wheelbase model from its shorter sibling will be almost impossible unless they’re parked next to each other

As much as we like the new Tiguan, we lament the fact that it is actually less powerful than its predecessor. In this European specification, it has all the ingredients to move to the top of the class, with tasteful design, rich materials, and upmarket features. If the Tiguan is to make a lasting impression here, VW needs to offer high levels of technology and convenience features

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is worth checking out if you want your compact crossover to be rewarding to drive. But be aware that it comes up short in many key areas compared to top rivals
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For 2017, Volkswagen has discontinued the Tiguan's midlevel SE and R-Line trims and replaced them with essentially equivalent Wolfsburg Edition and Sport models. The 6.3-inch touchscreen is now standard, along with VW Car-Net apps and HD and satellite radio.

How does an all-new Volkswagen crossover sound, one that is lighter than the vehicle it replaces, is powered by stronger, more fuel-efficient engines, and has a greater amount of interior space? You get it with the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan ... if you live outside of the United States, that is. Overseas, the Tiguan is new from the ground up, but for now the American Tiguan continues to soldier on, having first been introduced way back in 2009. All of the Tiguan's competitors have been redesigned at least once since then.

Pros
Sporty handling doesn't come at the expense of a comfortable ride quality (except Sport trim)
Engine offers punchy turbocharged performance
Interior materials feel premium
Cabin is quiet at highway speeds.

cons
Limited cargo space and rear seat legroom
Subpar fuel economy
Lackluster crash test results
No high-tech accident avoidance features available.

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
2.00L
Torque: 
175ft-lbs
at 3 900rpm
207ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
Horsepower: 
180hp
at 6 400rpm
200hp
at 5 100rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.30Feet
39.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Keyless Ignition
Cooled Storage Compartment

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
167.20in
174.50in
Width: 
70.70in
71.20in
Height: 
63.50in
67.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.10in
6.90in
Front Track: 
61.80in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
101.20in
102.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.00
39.10
Front Hip Room: 
53.30in
58.30in
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
40.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.30in
56.20in
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
39.00
Rear Hip Room: 
52.20in
57.40in
Rear leg room: 
34.80in
35.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
52.80in
55.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
50.80cu.ft
56.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2200lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.20cu.ft
23.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.80degrees
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.30degrees
25.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
2967.00lbs
3404.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Fold Flat Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Premium Cloth
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Cooled storage compartment
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6.5-inch full-color touchscreen, HD Radio
Diversity antenna
8 total speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
Memory card slot
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Fender premium brand speakers
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Rear window wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.0
19 x 9.0
Wheels more: 
Alloy Wheels
All Season Tires
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Post-Collision Safety System
Brake drying
Adaptive headlights
Rear height adjustable headrests
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Brake Drying

Options

Packages: 
MOPAR ATX Interior Athletic Appearance Group
MOPAR ATX Interior Urban Appearance Group
MOPAR Italian Racing Appearance Package
MOPAR Adventure Package
MOPAR All Weather Group
Lounge Premium Package
Quick Order Package 27J
Advanced Safety Package
Exterior Options: 
Trailer Hitch
Tow & Ball Mount, 7-Pin Adapter Plug
Side Steps
Roof Rack
Wheel Locks
Roof Edge Spoiler
Trailer Hitch Kit
Interior Options: 
First Aid Kit
Rubber Mat Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Gray
#4F6067
Black
#333331
Silver
#E5E1DD
Color: 
Black, cloth
#000000