names the VW Tiguan “Best Compact SUV of 2017” names the VW Tiguan “Best Compact SUV of 2017”

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 “The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan impressed the judges with its roominess and value,” said Jennifer Newman, Editor-in-Chief, “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’s Car Seat Check.”

The 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.


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