Comparison - Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2017 - vs - Mitsubishi Outlander GT 2017

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Average Price: 
34,500
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
31,695
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.90gals
15.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Black Pearl
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Pacific Blue Metallic
#35617A
Pepper Gray Metallic
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Pure White
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Reflex Silver Metallic
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Color: 
Cool Silver
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Cosmic Blue
#3366CC
Diamond White
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Labrador Black
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Mercury Gray
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Rally Red
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Quartz Brown
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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

After a redesign just last year, the Mitsubishi Outlander gets a few more updates for 2017. The previously optional 6.1-inch touchscreen and rearview camera are now standard. New optional features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic high beams, a 360-degree camera system and a heated steering wheel. Mitsubishi has also eliminated its optional navigation system from the options list. Finally, all-wheel drive is now available on the base ES trim.

Pros
Generous list of standard features
Standard three-row seating.

Cons
Slow acceleration with the base four-cylinder
Some desirable features are available only on pricey and thirsty GT
Limited Mitsubishi dealer network.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander provides functional family appeal for a reasonable price, but the powertrains are weak, the third-row seat space is tiny, and the infotainment features are behind the times.

Pros
Pleasant ride
Available active safety features
Third-row seat can be used in a pinch
Advanced all-wheel-drive system available
Quiet cabin

Cons
V-6 model too expensive
Bland, unassuming looks
Infotainment behind the curve
Tiny third row

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander ranks 17 out of 18 Compact SUVs. The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander has a high-quality interior and confidence-inspiring safety scores. It's also one of few compact SUVs that comes with a third row of seats, but they're too small for adults. It all goes downhill from there: dull performance, a rough ride, a hard-to-use infotainment system, and subpar predicted reliability.

Pros
Quiet cabin
High-quality interior materials
Standard third-row seating

Cons
Poor reliability rating
Underpowered engine
Rough ride
Few standard features

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
v
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
207ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
215ft-lbs
at 3 750rpm
Horsepower: 
200hp
at 5 100rpm
224hp
at 6 250rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet
34.80Feet

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: 
no
yes
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 controls and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Cooled Storage Compartment
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
174.50in
184.30in
Width: 
71.20in
71.30in
Height: 
67.10in
66.10in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
8.50in
Front Track: 
61.80in
65.00in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
65.00in
Wheel Base: 
102.50in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.10
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
37.20
Front Leg Room: 
40.10in
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
35.80in
37.30in
Front Hip Room: 
58.30in
52.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.20in
56.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.40in
51.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.00in
56.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.10cu.ft
61.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2200lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
23.80cu.ft
10.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
22.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3404.00lbs
3626.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding Center Armrest

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: 
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
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
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
Rockford Fosgate premium brand speakers
USB connection
9 total speakers
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
1 subwoofer(s)
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
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
Privacy glass
Power glass sunroof
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 9.0
18 x 7.0
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

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 brake
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: 
yes
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: 
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
7 standard airbags including drivers knee airbag
Accessory Rear Park Assist Sensors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
LED headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
All Weather Package
Park Assist Sensors Package
Gt Touring Package
Accessory Front & Rear Park Assist Sensors
Exterior Options: 
Trailer Hitch
Tow & Ball Mount, 7-Pin Adapter Plug
Side Steps
Roof Rack
Wheel Locks
Roof Edge Spoiler
Trailer Hitch Kit
Accessory Alloy Fuel Door
Wind Deflector Package
Accessory Mudguards Front and Rear
Accessory Roof Rack Crossbars
Protection Package
Accessory Body Side Moldings (Color Keyed)
Accessory Fog Lamps
Interior Options: 
First Aid Kit
Rubber Mat Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
Accessory Third Row Floor Mat
Accessory Tonneau Cover
Entertainment Package
Accessory All Weather Floormats
Navigation System Package
Interior Package B
Cargo Package
LED Illumination Package
Interior Package A
Towing Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, cloth
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Color: 
Black, cloth
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