2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2016 Hyundai Tucson

The success of crossover SUVs is not news anymore, and if you're shopping for one today, odds are it will replace some type of crossover that came before it in your driveway. CUVs have finally surpassed the sedan as the most popular family vehicles in the US, a feat no expert or dealer would have forecasted 20 years ago. And so, with so many options out there today, how do you sort through the good, the bad and the mediocre? Comparison by specs and features is a great tool -- join us as we take a closer look at two unique crossovers: the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2016 Hyundai Tucson.

The Tucson proved to be a worthy competitor for segment dominators Toyota and Honda, offering style, comfort and technology that shoppers not only wanted but could definitely afford. The 2016 Tiguan, on the market since 2009, occupies a niche in the crossover SUV segment that exemplifies refinement, performance and quality.

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan


2016 Hyundai Tucson

2.0L four-cylinder Base engine 2.0L four-cylinder
200 Horsepower 164
207 pound-feet Torque 151 pound-feet
Standard Heated front seats Available


Hyundai's Tucson offers a sort-of entry point into both vehicle ownership and the crossover class as whole. Its size and price both recommend it to new drivers or small families with lots of errands to run and appointments to keep. Standard equipment on the 2016 Tucson SE includes a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, 17-inch wheels, automatic headlights, LED headlight accents, heated mirrors, cruise control, stain-resistant seating material, a 60/40-split folding rear seatback that reclines, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 5-inch touchscreen with a rearview camera and a six-speaker audio system with a USB port and satellite radio.

The 2016 VW Tiguan is a more grown-up approach to the crossover segment, with attention paid to details in interior quality materials, powertrain refinement and a distinctly Volkswagen sensibility. Standard on Tiguan S are 16-inch wheels, heated mirrors, automatic headlights and wipers, keyless ignition and entry, cruise control, heated front seats, a sliding and reclining back seat, premium vinyl seats, a 5-inch touchscreen with a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and an 8-speaker audio system with a USB port.

The Tucson is for the kids. When you're ready for a more sophisticated driving experience, call our sales department to schedule a no-obligation test drive.