2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2016 Hyundai Tucson

Deciding on your next new vehicle is rarely easy, especially in the compact SUV segment. There are many options to choose from, and we want to help. We're matching up two models in the segment in this comparison of the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2016 Hyundai Tucson, so read on to find which model works for you.

Let's start with what's under the hood. As you can see by the table above, the Tiguan has a clear power advantage, especially when considering that the top horsepower and torque figures listed above are only for the Tucson's available engine. When it comes to standard equipment, the Tucson's standard 164-horsepower engine delivering 151 lb-ft of torque simply can't match up against the Tiguan's standard 200-horsepower engine producing 207 lb-ft of torque. Both models are also available with all-wheel drive.

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2016 Volkswagen Tiguan VS 2016 Hyundai Tucson
Up to 200 hp/207 lb-ft Engine (horsepower/torque) Up to 175 hp/195 lb-ft
Available AWD Available
Standard Heated Front Seats Available
40/20/40 split Folding Rear Seats 60/40 split

Differences Between the 2016 VW Tiguan and 2016 Hyundai Tucson

You'll also find some key differences inside the two vehicles, with one having to deal with the way you pack your cargo. Compact SUVs are great for offering the cargo capacity you need while remaining plenty sporty, and the Tiguan has you covered with its standard 40/20/40 split folding rear seats, offering more versatility over the typical 60/40 split. The Tiguan also comes standard with heated front seats, which comes as no surprise when considering the model's other premium-quality standard features, like heated side mirrors and V-Tex leatherette seats. The 2016 Tucson, on the other hand, has standard cloth seats.

The Tiguan exists in the compact SUV segment as an affordable and refined option that delivers a higher level of sophistication and quality craftsmanship. It's proof that upscale features don't have to come at a luxury-level price. Now that we've helped you compare the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2016 Hyundai Tucson, it's time to get behind the wheel. Contact us at Douglas Volkswagen to schedule some driving time or to have us answer any of your questions.

2016 vw tiguan with touchscreen infotainment display screen
2016 vw tiguan with roof racks rails
2016 vw tiguan with v-tex leatherette seating material surfaces
40/20/40 split folding rear seats in 2016 vw tiguan

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