Comparison - Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid 2015 - vs - Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2017

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Average Price: 
28,545
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
34,500
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2015
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.70gals
16.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal Black Silica
#010000
Crystal White Pearl
#EAE9EA
Dark Gray Metallic
#1E1E20
Desert Khaki
#6E6E66
Ice Silver Metallic
#868F9A
Quartz Blue Pearl
#2A4C86
Tangerine Orange Pearl
#913D15
Venetian Red Pearl
#6B1A2C
Color: 
Deep Black Pearl
#000000
Pacific Blue Metallic
#35617A
Pepper Gray Metallic
#5D5C5A
Pure White
#FFFFFF
Reflex Silver Metallic
#D8D8D8

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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: 
30.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
34.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
163ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
207ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
Horsepower: 
160hp
at 6 000rpm
200hp
at 5 100rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
39.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
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: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Cooled Storage Compartment

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
175.20in
174.50in
Width: 
70.10in
71.20in
Height: 
63.60in
67.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
6.90in
Front Track: 
60.00in
61.80in
Rear Track: 
60.00in
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
103.70in
102.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
39.10
Rear Head Room: 
37.70
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
43.50in
40.10in
Rear leg room: 
35.40in
35.80in
Front Hip Room: 
52.20in
58.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.60in
56.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.10in
57.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.20in
55.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
50.20cu.ft
56.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
2200lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
21.50cu.ft
23.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.00degrees
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.70degrees
25.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3451.00lbs
3404.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Multi-level heating driver seat
Cloth
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
Folding center armrest
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 vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Cargo floor mats
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: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
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: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Privacy glass
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: 
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
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
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Perimeter Alarm Shock Sensor
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Turn signal mirrors
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: 
Kicker Audio Upgrade Package 4
Popular Package #1
Standard Model - 2.0i Base or Hybrid
Popular Package #2
Exterior Options: 
Crossbar Kit - Round
Sport Mesh Grille Plasma Green Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding Kit Plasma Green Pearl
Sport Mesh Grille Quartz Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding Crystal White Pearl
Sport Mesh Grille Crystal White Pearl
Roof Spoiler Crystal Black Silica
Roof Spoiler Quartz Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal Black Silica
Rear Bumper Cover
Roof Spoiler Ice Silver Metallic
Splash Guards - Crosstrek
Roof Spoiler Crystal White Pearl
Sport Mesh Grille Ice Silver Metallic
Roof Spoiler Plasma Green Pearl
Wheel Locks - Aluminum Wheels
Body Side Molding Kit Quartz Blue Pearl
Cross Bar Set - Aero
Trailer Hitch
Tow & Ball Mount, 7-Pin Adapter Plug
Side Steps
Roof Rack
Wheel Locks
Roof Edge Spoiler
Trailer Hitch Kit
Interior Options: 
Pedal Pad Set CVT - STI
Tweeter Kit
Rear Seat Back Cargo Net
Center Console Tray Off Black
Auto Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelink
Auto Dimming Mirror w/Compass
Rear Seat Back Protector
Interior Illumination Kit Red
Upgraded Speakers
10" Powered Kicker Subwoofer
110v Power Outlet
Center Console Tray - Ivory
Side Cargo Nets
All-Weather Floor Mats
Interior Illumination Kit Blue
Sunshade
First Aid Kit
Rubber Mat Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, cloth
#131313
Color: 
Black, cloth
#000000