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BUYER’S GUIDE: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan deserves your attention if you want a crossover with genuine off-road capabilities. The vehicle offers a commanding view of the road, an element of practical cool, and a price that won’t hurt the wallet. While the first-gen Tiguan was one of the smallest in its category, the latest version is now more spacious, more refined, and better equipped. Check out this 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Buyer’s Guide and get to know what makes German make and model a smart and sporty car to own.

Specification

Though the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is bigger than its predecessor, it’s actually lighter. The secret is in the more lightweight and turbocharged 1.4-liter TSI engine with BlueMotion technology. VW brags that the BlueMotion is like getting “two engines in one,” with its ability to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions considerably. Mated to a Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG), the Volkswagen Tiguan manages 148 hp and 250 Nm.

Exterior

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is as pretty as a crossover can get. Standard equipment includes 17-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, black roof rails, Bi-xenon healdights, LED taillights, and panoramic sunroof. With regards to measurements, the Tiguan’s wheelbase is 2684mm long, while overall dimensions stand at 4506mm long, 1809mm wide and 1685mm high.

Interior

Practicality is what this crossover is really about. Inside its cabin, there’s plenty of storage spaces to choose from. Whether you want a place for your phone, wallet, glove, or water bottle, the Tiguan has you covered. The 12-way adjustable power seat ensures even long journeys won’t be a bother, as you can adjust the seat’s height, cushion length, and inclination. Even the backrest angle and the lumbar support can be adjusted. A cruise control feature helps reduce the stress on the driver by automatically regulating the car’s speed. The Tiguan also does away with the need for adaptors and converters, thanks to its 220-volt socket.

Space

With 615 liters of boot space, the Tiguan compact SUV offers enough storage for most needs. The rear cabin also provides comfortable seating for three full-sized adults, but if the space should prove to be not enough, simply expand both boot space and rear legroom using the sliding rear seats.

Safety

VW’s crossover comes standard with a Proactive Occupant Protection System that includes front and passenger airbags working in tandem with automatically tightening seatbelts and automatically closing windows to ensure maximum functionality of the airbag system. Isofix anchors offer compatibility to a wide range of child car seats. An electronic stabilization program (ESP) reduces the risk skidding, wheel spin or over/under steering, and takes actions to keep the vehicle on course each and every time. A smart auto hold feature prevents the car from rolling backwards accidentally, so no need to keep applying the parking brake manually.

Verdict

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is a stylish crossover that offers an entertaining drive. Although it’s not the only compact SUV that delivers both, it’s rare to find one this roomy and well-equipped for the price. The 2018 Volkswagen can be yours for PHP1,648,000.

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