Tiguan wows the used car judges
Gumtree's Pre-Owned Award in the booming Sport Utility Vehicle under R330K segment, goes to the Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4TSI Trendline. This Award considered the five two-year old SUVs that best retain their new value and based on Trans Union pre-owned car sales data, those were the Ford Kuga, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Tiguan.
Volkswagen’s splendid Tiguan screams ‘buy me’ at first sight. Volksie’s first SUV to ride on the MQB platform, it’s was new from the ground up when launched, so the revolution goes far beyond just styling, a spacious and more practical cabin and a bigger boot too. Capable on and off the tar, this 110kW 1.4 TSI is generously equipped and well up to any family’s needs with great versatility, practicality in a fine answer to that ever-mushrooming small SUV demand in SA.
Big enough and quick enough amongst its rivals, Tiguan, was also the most frugal and pretty handy on the road too and it also offers the cheapest parts basket will help once you are out of service plan, which was one area the VW lacked. Tiguan will also look after you best when it comes down to selling it, you – it keeps its value by far the best among the five finalists chosen on that strength, too.
We scored it close-run fight between the Mazda and the Volkswagen, but we went in favour of the Tiguan, purely because it’s more efficient engine and tech that gave it a technological edge we find hardest to ignore. It seems the rest of the jury concurs too... – Michele Lupini