2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Hyundai Tucson

Consumers looking for a dynamic, practical SUV that will meet all their space needs while being fun to drive have a few options on the market right now. These include the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2019 Hyundai Tucson.

Generally considered the sportiest SUV in its category, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan still has to deal with a Tucson that is also known for being quite fun to drive. Like the Tiguan, the Tucson is also versatile and equipped with several technologies that consumers are looking for. It is therefore an important rival for the new Tiguan, but which one is right for you? Let’s take a closer look.

You have to take a look at the elements that make every model stand out. In the case of the Volkswagen Tiguan, when compared to the Hyundai Tucson, we realize that it stands out on several levels, including cargo space and engine power.

A much more powerful engine in the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

Let's compare the Hyundai Tucson and the Volkswagen Tiguan under the hood to get started if you want. The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine developing 184 horsepower and 220 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission right out of the gate and offers more power than any other compact SUV.

Not convinced? Let's compare with the Tucson. The first engine in the Hyundai compact SUV range is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. The other option is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder developing 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. In both cases, it is easy to see that the Tiguan is the best option.

It is also the most efficient option since the Tiguan has an average fuel consumption rating of about 9.5 liters per 100 kilometers. No matter the engine, the Hyundai Tucson needs a little more fuel. It is also less versatile since it offers approximately 875 liters of space in the trunk while the Tiguan offers more than 1,000.

Discover all the other ways the Volkswagen Tiguan stands out today at Fifth Avenue Volkswagen