2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S
sometimes messy, overcomplicated SUV interiors of today. The materials and plastics are high quality, soft touch surfaces; still plastic mind you, but of better materials and design. What buyers do get is sleek Euro design and cabin ambience. Controls are large and well placed and ergonomics superb. Firm, well-shaped seats are comfortable interior room is good and the 60/40-split-folding rear seat has a cargo pass-through in the middle. The rear seat also slides fore and aft to improve either rear legroom or cargo space and the backrest also reclines. Generally, there is a light and airy feel to the cabin. The Tiguan has a 700-litres cargo capacity with seats up and 1,600L with the 60/40-split/folding seats down. Also note, there is a cool, fold-flat front passenger seat. On the road, the Tiguan’s 2.0-litre, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine pumps out 200 horsepower and well managed 207 pound-feet of torque at 1,700 rpm. -5,000 rpm. This is a willing, star performer of an engine with non-existent turbo lag and a nice linear power delivery. The sweet six-speed manumatic transmission is well calibrated to the engines power delivery. A sport mode for the transmission also allows for more responsive shift points. The Tiguan’s handling is excellent thanks to the Tiguan’s optional 4Motion all-wheel-drive system. The 2015 VW Tiguan is not the fastest accelerating SUV in its class, but the turbocharged four-cylinder engine is a willing unit with plenty of mid- range torque. On a variety of roads, the Tiguan feels safe, controlled and at ease in whatever you throw at it. A light well assisted steering set up makes for easy parking and low speed manoeuvres while braking is smooth and progressive. Standard safety equipment on the Tiguan includes antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, and multiple front and side airbags. Natural Resources Canada fuel economy ratings for the Tiguan are (L/100 km) 11.7 city, 9.4 highway. There are a lot of good competitors in this sector, but the Tiguan has the edge in term of cabin design, handling, and European refinement and is a recommended buy.
2015 Volkswagen Tiguan. Base price $24,990 - $39,895.