All New 2017 VW Tiguan | SUV | Volkswagen Australia

All New 2017 VW Tiguan | SUV | Volkswagen Australia

VW Tiguan Vs Isuzu MU-X Vs Toyota Fortuner Vs Ford Endeavour: Specs comparison

Volkswagen Tiguan: First Drive Review

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV ReviewVolkswagen Tiguan: First Drive Review

The Tiguan - a five-seater SUV - has been launched in India by VW at a starting price of Rs 27.98 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). (Photo courtesy: Volkswagen India)The Tiguan – a five-seater SUV – has been launched in India by VW at a starting price of Rs 27.98 lakh (ex-sho… Read More
While the Volkswagen Tiguan is no match for the Toyota Fortuner , Ford Endeavouror the Isuzu MU-X in terms of its size or capabilities, it’s the price of the Tiguan that puts it in the vicinity of these burly SUVs. Can the Tiguan+ justify its price against the big SUVs or will it just be bullied away. Here’s the spec comparison.

Size

If size is what matters indeed, then the Tiguan may not be the best option at this price. The Ford Endeavour+ turns out to be the longest and the widest amongst peers while Tiguan is the shortest and the narrowest. The Fortuner is the tallest in the segment.

When it comes to space inside, the Endeavour outdoes its competitors with the longest wheelbase amongst the three SUVs followed by the MU-X, Fortuner and the Tiguan. The Tiguan’s compact dimensions however result in ease of handling and parking, especially in tight spots.

Since the three big SUVs – the Fortuner, Endeavour and the MU-X – are 7-seaters, they offer the least luggage space with all rows up. The Tiguan, on the other hand, has a big boot of 615 litres, but it’s a 5-seater SUV only.

Engines

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Besides the Fortuner+ which also gets a petrol engine alongside the diesel, all SUVs in this test run on a diesel motor. The Tiguan, being the most compact SUV in this comparison has the smallest engine doing duty. It’s a 2.0-litre unit, against the Endeavour’s 3.2-litre and 2.2-litre, Fortuner’s 2.8-litre diesel and MU-X’ 3.0-litre diesel. The Tiguan’s 2.0-litre diesel engine makes 143PS of maximum power, which is certainly the lowest in this case. The Endeavour’s 3.2-litre diesel engine produces 200PS, which is the highest.

However, the Tiguan isn’t at a clear disadvantage here. It may have the smallest engine, but it’s also the most fuel efficient with VW claiming 17.06 kmpl for the Tiguan. All SUVs in the test come equipped with automatic transmission; however, only the Fortuner and Endeavour can be had with a manual gearbox too.

The Tiguan is the smallest SUV in this test, but it’s not the most affordable, especially because it is loaded with features. It gets a panoramic sunroof, 3-zone climate control, heated front seats with memory function, LED headlights and front fog lamps with cornering lights.

It may not be the most aggressive-looking SUV on the road either, but it does make up for it by pampering its owners. While the Endeavour and the Fortuner also offer much equipment, the MU-X+ is the least equipped. But the MU-X is also the most affordable.

The end value of a product is what matters the most in India. The Tiguan was launched in India at Rs 27.98 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), which is higher on the price chart compared to the recently launched Isuzu MU-X that tops at Rs 25.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Prices of the Ford Endeavour start from Rs 25.49 lakh and go up to Rs 31.50 lakh (both ex-showroom Delhi). The Fortuner, on the other hand, starts from Rs 26.66 lakh and goes up to Rs 31.86 lakh (both ex-showroom Delhi). So, going by the prices, the Tiguan falls right in between, giving buyers the options to choose bigger SUVs at its price.
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