Cars.com has named the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan the “Best Compact SUV of 2017.” Competing against six strong contenders for the top rank in the Cars.com Compact SUV Challenge, the All-New Tiguan won over judges with its comprehensive package of value, utility and high level of standard driver assist features.
“The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan impressed the judges with its roominess and value,” said Jennifer Newman, Editor-in-Chief, Cars.com. “The cargo capability is top of the class, making this small SUV a huge advantage for shoppers concerned about getting the most room for the money. The Tiguan is also a great option for families, earning the highest possible marks in Cars.com’s Car Seat Check.”
The Cars.com Compact SUV Challenge tested vehicles with a maximum manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of US$ 35,000 including all options and destination charges. Testing took place in the Chicago suburbs, where judges drove each car on the same loop for back-to-back impressions.
In addition to value and spaciousness, vehicles scored points in other areas, including as-equipped driver assistance technologies, such as forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, lane departure steering and lane-centering steering. Ease of child-safety seat installation was also evaluated and scored in each SUV.
The VW Tiguan surpassed heavy weight competitors in the segment such as the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Chevrolet Equinox, Nissan Rogue and the Jeep Compass, among others.