2010 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion

There's nothing offensive about the way the Tiguan is styled, how it's built, or the way it drives, but this Volkswagen leaves me a bit cold. The turbocharged 2.0-liter makes for a quick little crossover, but the engine drones more and is generally more invasive than in other applications, such as the GTI. The interior is well screwed together, but it all seems a bit staid. On the other hand, I try to think of a better V-6 competitor like the Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, or Chevrolet Equinox and I can't think of a substantially better vehicle. Maybe my problem isn't the Volkswagen Tiguan, but that the small crossover segment suffers from the same lack of passion and originality as the family sedan category.
Eric Tingwall

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