With its lively turbocharged performance, refined ride and handling, premium interior and many outstanding technological features, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is a wonderful companion for any of your adventures. Small crossover SUVs are becoming all the rage now, as American car buyers desire the spaciousness and utility of larger SUVs, but without as sizeable a footprint. The new Tiguan perfectly meets this demand. If you want to see how the Tiguan measures up against the competition, then take a look at this 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2016 Mazda CX-5 comparison.
On the performance front, the 2016 Tiguan comes with a robust 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This state-of-the-art powerplant features double overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, direct fuel injection and variable intake timing. Turbocharged and intercooled, the compact four-cylinder engine produces an impressive 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the 2016 CX-5 only manages 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. Also, the Tiguan bests the CX-5 for towing performance, with a towing capacity of 2,200 pounds, compared to only 2,000 pounds for the CX-5.
|2016 Volkswagen Tiguan||VS||2016 Mazda CX-5|
|2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder||Engine||2.0-liter four-cylinder|
|2,200 lbs.||Towing Capacity||2,000 lbs.|
|Standard||Heated Front Seats||Available|
The Volkswagen Tiguan is well-equipped with superb technology, convenience and comfort features. One of the most significant upgrades for the 2016 Tiguan is the outstanding new MIB II infotainment system with VW Car-Net App-Connect. It supports all three available connected car systems: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, allowing owners to access select apps from their smartphones directly through the vehicle head unit, while the Car-Net subscription includes security features, enhanced navigation, remote vehicle access and advanced telematics. Additional features in the 2016 Tiguan include a touchscreen sound system, keyless-access with push-button start, V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces and heated front seats.
You and your passengers can have the peace of mind of accident prevention and protection in the 2016 Tiguan. It comes with a strong, rigid laser-seam-welded bodyshell, crash-optimized, energy-absorbing front end and heat-formed steel center B-pillars. Safety features include Electronic Stability Control, Anti-Slip Regulation and Tire Pressure Monitoring System, as well as the advanced Volkswagen Intelligent Crash Response System that automatically shuts off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors and even switches on the hazard warning lights if the airbags deploy. If you'd like to get behind the wheel of the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan and experience its many outstanding features, then don't hesitate to contact us at Capistrano Volkswagen to schedule a test drive.