BIG ASK FROM A BIG FELLA
4WD Limited at a cool $16K more. The driveaway price for both models applies until the end of September. You get a 3.6-litre V6 (213kW/347Nm) matched to an eight-speed auto. Claimed thirst is 9.9L-10L/100km. The spare is the same diameter but has a smaller footprint — 245mm against the regular 265mm. The seven-seat Exceed tops the Outlander tree, packing a 2.4-litre four (124kW/220Nm) matched to a continuously variable transmission and all-wheel drive. Standard are AEB, lane-departure and blind-spot warning, adaptive cruise control and sunroof. There are The Tiguan is as close as you’ll get to a performance SUV, so if you can fit, it’s a good fit. It’s no SS Commodore but the 2.0-litre turbo pushes this mid-sized soft-roader to 100km/h in just 6.5 seconds (quick compared to the competition.) It’s also good on fuel, even if you’re not going to match the claimed 5.9L/100km. Active safety runs to AEB, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot and lane-departure warning. There is leather upholstery, heated/ power front seats and 9.2-inch infotainment screen with satnav and smartphone mirroring.
You’re driving a V8, which suggests you like decent performance, in which case the Tiguan is the best bet. If space is the key, go with the Jeep.