2018 VW Tiguan
I’m still not sure what the heck a Tiguan is, but it’s back for a second sexier generation. Stretched with available third-row seats, it’s roomier for all you haul and do. A larger interior translates into more expansive streamlined bodywork that channels Audi, looking great at the valet stand or parked at the outdoor mall. Getting you there is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 184 horsepower and 22/27 mpg — a bit less with 4Motion all-wheeldrive. Slip into the left lane and have at it! Like all Volkswagens, the new Tiguan drives like it was engineered to swallow miles of fast Autobahn.
If Swedish style and luxury are your preferences, you’ll have a great choice early next year. There’s a new Volvo XC60 coming, but check out this slightly smaller and more youthful expression of Volvo. The crossover is distinguished by an optional color-contrasting roof, LED mood lighting, vertical swipe-screen, panoramic sunroof and large wheels. Not surprising in a Volvo, safety is fortified by standard pedestrian, cyclist, vehicle and large animal detection with autobrake. A 250-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine will be standard at first with hybrids and EVs to follow. Leave it to the Swedes to create