In its last year before an all-new generation, the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan can't claim to be as stylish, fuel-efficient, or high-value as most other compact crossovers.
Its interior still holds up well, however, and its smaller-than-average size may be an advantage in tight quarters.
Both the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 offer more utility, modern features and options, and unquestioned reliability, even if their designs are as bland as the Tiguan.
More style comes with the Ford escape, which offers more in-car technology than many competitors and a choice of several engines.
The new Kia Sportage includes a lot of standard equipment, and offers far more safety features than the Tiguan.
Finally, the Mazda CX-5 is an excellent balance of crossover functionality and volume, sporty on-road performance, and superb fuel economy.
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|2017 Volkswagen TiguanBrowse Used Listings||2017 Ford EscapeBrowse Used Listings||2017 Honda CR-VBrowse Used Listings||2017 Kia SportageBrowse Used Listings||2017 Mazda CX-5Browse Used Listings||2017 Toyota RAV4Browse Used Listings|
|20 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 31 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 SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD|
|2.0T S FWD||S FWD||LX 2WD||LX FWD||Sport FWD||LE FWD (GS)|
|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||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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