While the Tiguan may not be as stylish, fuel-efficient, or value-oriented as some of the other compact crossovers in its class, its superior fit and finish and brand appeal–as well as its refined performance–provide a nice balance of attributes.
Many of its competitors keep styling on the conservative side, too.
The Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V play it safe in both look and feel and lack performance but offer more utility, modern features, and reliability.
The Ford Escape is one of the more stylish options in the bunch, and it offers several engines with better fuel economy and more in-car technology than most of its competitors.
The Mazda CX-5 is an excellent combination of sporty moves, excellent fuel economy, and crossover space.
The new Kia Sportage includes a lot of standard equipment, and offers far more safety features than the Tiguan.
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|2016 Volkswagen TiguanBrowse Used Listings||2016 Ford EscapeBrowse Used Listings||2016 Honda CR-VBrowse Used Listings||2016 Kia SportageBrowse Used Listings||2016 Mazda CX-5Browse Used Listings||2016 Toyota RAV4Browse Used Listings|
|20 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|2WD 4-Door Automatic S||FWD 4-Door S||2WD 5-Door LX||FWD 4-Door LX||2016.5 FWD 4-Door Manual Sport||FWD 4-Door LE (SE)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||2016.5 Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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