IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN

Townsville Bulletin - - MOTORING - VW TIGUAN HIGHLINE FROM ABOUT $ 48,490 D/ A

and your driv­ing life will def­i­nitely be more en­joy­able and se­cure with all the fruit and safety gear. They will de­pre­ci­ate faster than ba­sic mod­els so you need to be think­ing about the long- term value. been up­dated with more qual­ity and re­fine­ment and that makes it a smart pick. The brand has one of the best rep­u­ta­tions in Aus­tralia. The classi­est con­tender on your SUV list is solid, re­fined and quick — even quicker with the 162kW en­gine in the range- top­ping Highline pack­age. But even spend­ing nearly $ 50,000 doesn’t get you the full safety pack­age. The driver as­sis­tance op­tion adds $ 2000. Test the VW and Benz back to back then crunch the num­bers. The Tiguan is the win­ner in a straight- out top- end SUV com­par­i­son but the B- Class is from a dif­fer­ent, bet­ter world. If you don’t need the size of an SUV and the ex­tra money isn’t a deal­breaker, the B250 is the one.

In pro­por­tion: Mercedes B250; be­low from left, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX- 5 and VW Tiguan

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