When it comes to finding an engaging compact crossover, there are plenty of available vehicles on the market. In this 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Audi Q3 comparison we are going to look at two vehicles that may, on first blush, appear to be in different categories, but which deliver a similar, high-value driving feel. Both of these SUVs come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Whether drivers choose the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan or its Audi competitor, the standard powertrain delivers 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. The 2017 Audi Q3 has a slight advantages when it comes to fuel economy, but the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan actually delivers slightly faster 0 to 60 mph acceleration.
Drivers who are interested in high-quality performance are able to secure the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan for a significantly lower price than the 2017 Audi Q3, but still enjoy similar or better driving performance. Those seeking a practical vehicle for commuting or getting family members where they need to go may also want to look at cargo space in this 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Audi Q3 comparison. While neither of these vehicles is particularly large (even for the compact crossover class they have fairly limited dimensions), the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan takes the lead. It offers 23.8 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats when they are moved forward, and a total of 56.1 cubic feet with those seats folded down. In contrast, the 2017 Audi Q3 offers just 16.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats and a total area of 48.2 cubic feet with those seats folded down.
While the 2017 Audi Q3 is a luxury vehicle, and may come standard with a few more comfort and luxury features than the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan, there are some places where the new technology available in the Tiguan far surpasses the Q3. For example, if drivers and passengers would like to connect a smartphone to the vehicle, they are able to use Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink, or various Bluetooth phone and audio functions on the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan. In contrast, drivers of the 2017 Audi Q3 can use only Bluetooth or a iPhone Lightning adapter cable to connect phones to the vehicle. If you are interested in experiencing the comfort and technology of the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan for yourself, contact a member of The New VW of Topeka sales team today to schedule your test drive.