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Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI 4Motion DSG Highline

Deon Schoeman

The 2,0-litre engine powering this Volkswagen Tiguan delivers a typically responsive turbodiesel drive, with decent bottom-end torque. But matched to the seven-speed DSG gearbox and all-wheel drive, it endows the Tiguan with a surprising measure of on-road ability and enjoyment. It’s a superb package, with great styling, a comfortable interior and genuine driving talent both on tar and off the beaten track. The only downside are those 20-inch wheels, which can be noisy and aren’t the best all-terrain option.

VITAL STATS
Make and model: Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI 4Motion DSG Highline
Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 968 cc, turbodiesel
Power : 130 kW @ 3 500 – 4 000 rpm
Torque: 380 Nm @ 1 750 – 3 000 rpm
Power-to-weight ratio: 75,45 kW/ton
Gearbox: Seven-speed DSG dual clutch, AWD
Wheels/tyres: 20-inch alloy, 255/40 R20 tyres

0-100 km/h: 8,3 sec
Top speed: 207 km/h
Fuel tank capacity: 60 litres
Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 6,4 / 7,3 litres/100km
Operating range (claimed/tested): 938 km / 822 km
CO2 emissions: 166 g/km

PROS
Comfortable, good on and off road. Great package.
CONS
20-inch wheels aren’t the most practical option.

PRICING AND RIVALS
Retail price / as tested: R558 300 / R663 408

Key rivals
Ford Kuga 2.0 TDCi AWD Titanium: R543 900
Kia Sportage CRDi SX AWD: R567 995
Toyota RAV4 2.2 D-4D AWD VX: R549 700

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