Comparison - Renault Koleos Intens 2017 - vs - Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2017

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

Renault Samsung QM6

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Model: 
Average Price: 
32,291
converted from AUD
Updated: 
09 Jan 2017
34,500
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-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: 
15.80gals
16.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
universal white
#DCDCDC
meissen blue
#043761
metallic black
#000001
metallic grey
#3D444B
ultra silver
#B9BDC0
mineral beige
#B6A9A0
solid white
#F0F0F0
Color: 
Deep Black Pearl
#000000
Pacific Blue Metallic
#35617A
Pepper Gray Metallic
#5D5C5A
Pure White
#FFFFFF
Reflex Silver Metallic
#D8D8D8

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Renault Koleos is a huge step up for the French brand.The launch of the second-generation Renault Koleos medium SUV in Australia is one of the company’s most significant to date. So significant that we are in fact the first market to get the car — not something we’re used to here in our remote corner of the world.
This French rival to the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson and imminent new Volkswagen Tiguan is poised to become the company’s top-seller here, which is fitting when you consider the continued rapid growth in this corner of the market.
The new Koleos sits on the same proven architecture as the Nissan X-Trail (fruits of the global Renault-Nissan Alliance) and is once again built in Korea as part of Renault’s alliance with Samsung Motors. It’s larger than before, more upmarket and certainly better value.

Pros
Interesting cabin design
Plenty of interior space
Good value
The promise of reasonable ownership costs may surprise you

Cons
Petrol engine and CVT uninspiring, a diesel would be good
Not the rounded dynamic package that class-leaders are

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The original Koleos was Renault’ s first crossover ever, and the newest iteration is set to be the brand’s flagship SUV that will compete against the likes of the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Nissan X-Trail, among others. As Renault’s flagship SUV, the Koleos is now larger and offers seating for up to seven. It comes loaded with an automatic four-wheel drive system, new technology, and a decent list of driver assistance systems.
When spy shots of the new Koleos started surfacing, I was a little skeptical that Renault would do right by the model. The original did well in some markets, but poor in others others . Now that we’ve seen the finished product, it’s pretty clear that Renault went all out on its new flagship SUV. It’s filled with technology that will be used and doesn’t have any of the extra crap that nobody ever uses. The interior is upscale and luxurious, and it is sure to be a hit in most markets.

Pros
Updated styling
Space for seven
Up-scale features

Cons
Could be too close to the X-Trail
Engine packages might fall short

By: 
topspeed.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
.
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: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.98mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
34.09mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
166ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
207ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
Horsepower: 
168hp
at 6 000rpm
200hp
at 5 100rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.00Feet
39.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
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: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Cooled front cup holders
Rear armrest with two cup holders
Engine start button
Height and tilt adjustable front headrests
One-touch easy folding rear seat system
Automatic windscreen wipers with rain sensor
Foldable insert key
Remote central locking with Renault Smart Key Card
Electric front and rear windows
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Electric demisting door mirrors
Electric adjustable folding door mirrors
Rear seat back storage nets
Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
Sun visors with illuminated mirrors
Dark carbon artificial leather upholstery
Satin chrome cabin highlights
Interior cabin trim - Brushed silver
Front centre storage console with sliding armrest
Keyless Ignition
Cooled Storage Compartment

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.94in
174.50in
Width: 
81.00in
71.20in
Height: 
66.00in
67.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
6.90in
Front Track: 
60.80in
61.80in
Rear Track: 
61.00in
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
106.50in
102.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
35.07
39.10
Front Hip Room: 
58.30in
Front Leg Room: 
40.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.05in
56.20in
Rear Head Room: 
35.50
39.00
Rear Hip Room: 
57.40in
Rear leg room: 
35.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.87in
55.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
59.68cu.ft
56.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
2200lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.17cu.ft
23.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
27.00degrees
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
31.00degrees
25.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3933.05lbs
3404.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
Hands-free power tailgate
Rear LED cabin lights
Front LED cabin lights
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Electrically adjustable driver's seat with electric lumbar support
Height adjustable front passenger seat
Height adjustable driver's seat
Heated front seats
One-touch electric driver window with anti-pinch
Cooled front cup holders
Height adjustable front headrests
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: 
Folding center armrest
Rear armrest with two cup holders
Split folding rear seats 60:40
One-touch easy folding rear seat system
3 Height adjustable rear headrests
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson Strut
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi Link
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Ventilated front seats
Heated front seats
Adjustable rear air vents
Dual zone climate control air conditioning
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: 
12 volt socket - front, rear and boot
R-LINK 2 - Navigation and multimedia system with voice control and custom home screens
Landscape 7" capacitive touchscreen, AUX, 2x USB, and fingertip controls
3D sound by Arkamys with 8x speakers
Bluetooth® phone pairing with audio streaming*
Instrument display with colour 7" TFT screen - with personalised design settings
Welcome sequence with lighting signature illumination
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: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Satin grey roof rails
Front and rear lights with 3D Edge effect
Body coloured door mirrors
Rear privacy glass
Chrome door handles
Chrome window trim
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: 
18"
19 x 9.0
Wheels more: 
Full size temporary spare wheel - 17" steel
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
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 disc - 296x26
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Regular disc - 292x16
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: 
ECO Mode
Cruise control with speed limiter
All mode 4x4-i
Wide-view driver side mirror
Height adjustable headlights
Front seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiter
Seat belt warning
ISOFIX child seat fixing points on rear outermost seats
Automatic 'walk away' door locking
Auto-door lock when driving
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Emergency warning lights activated under heavy braking
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Electronic parking brake
Easy Park Assist - parking assistance system
Front parking sensors
Cornering function in foglights
Highway indicators - one tap 3-flash indication
LED mirror indicator lights
Height adjustable headlights
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: 
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Electric panoramicsunroof - Front opening, tilting, sliding, and anti-pinch
Electric sunroof
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Advanced emergency braking system (AEBS)
Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
Forward collision warning system (FCW)
Exterior Options: 
Metallic paint
Forward collision warning system (FCW)
Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
Advanced emergency braking system (AEBS)
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Electric sunroof
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: 
#7E5C52
#4D4D4D
Color: 
Black, cloth
#000000