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VW Tiguan: Zippy enough to grab attention

VW Tiguan

Nice review here of the VW Tiguan.

Fuel-economy is about what one would expect – 19/26 mpg (city/highway) when atttached to a 6-speed manual, and 18/24 mpg when mated to a 6-speed automatic. During our test we were able to manage a combined fuel-economy of 18 mpg.

The power numbers are actually quite impressive when compared to the competition. The ’10 Honda CR-V pulls its strength from a 180-hp DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine, while the ’10 RAV4 derives its strength from a 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve making 179-hp. Those numbers being considered, we’d also like to point out that Toyota offers the RAV4 with a 269-hp 3.5L V6 engine, which starts at $23,710.