2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV Crossover Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV Crossover

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 Pros Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive can be configured for all trims.

 Pros The engine delivers adequate acceleration for its intended use.

 Pros The handling is more controlled for the all-wheel drive model.

 Pros The brakes provide sufficient stopping force that is also predictable.

 Pros The base trim has the option to add several advanced driver and driver aids.

 Pros Excellent safety rating from the IIHS provides a sense of security for the potential buyer.

 Pros Getting inside the vehicle is easy because of the manageable ride height.

 Pros The first and second rows have spacious headroom and legroom.

 Pros The seats remain comfortable even on long drives.

 Pros The leather upholstery has a good fit and finish.

 Pros The ride quality is comfortable and road imperfections aren’t jarring.

 Pros External noise is kept at bay and the interior ambiance is relaxed.

 Pros It is a good balance of features and price, especially for those who want a third row of seats.

 Cons The engine exhibits turbo lag and the transmission doesn’t shift down immediately.

 Cons Body roll is present and doesn’t inspire confidence at fast cornering speeds.

 Cons The steering has a delayed response and its lack of a clear center position feels inaccurate.

 Cons The brake pedal is soft all throughout the stroke.

 Cons The base trim does not have the option for bigger wheels and the sunroof.

 Cons The third row is tight for adult passengers and is suited better for children.

 Cons The leather upholstery on the seats is barely breathable on hot days.

 Cons The smaller wheels can be more compliant when driving over rough patches.

 Cons The space for cargo is less than its rivals.

 Cons It isn’t as fuel efficient as its rivals with the same engine displacement.