2017 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Audi Q5

No one quite makes vehicles like the Germans do, and if you are looking for a sporty but fun crossover, then it only makes sense to turn to the German designed brands. But who makes the best crossover for your money? For answers, we turn to two of the biggest names in the German automotive world, namely Volkswagen and Audi. Find out who makes the better crossover and the better value in this 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Audi Q5 comparison.

Looking at them side by side like that, it’s easy to see some major styling differences between these two vehicles. The Tiguan is upbeat, sporty, and ready for anything, whereas the Audi Q5 looks boring, dull, and unrefined. Let’s put looks aside for now and look at some numbers to see how these two crossovers compare.

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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Audi Q5
$24,995 Base Model MSRP $40,900
2.0-liter turbo Engine 2.0-liter turbo
20 City MPG 20
Five Passengers Five

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan trim levels and options

The first number that really stands out here is that MSRP. That is such a huge disparity, especially when all the other numbers are comparable if not identical. Even the top of the line Tiguan SEL with 4MOTION has an MSRP of $36,475 which still doesn’t come close to the over forty-thousand-dollar base model Audi Q5.

There are four individual trim levels for the 2017 Tiguan. The Tiguan lineup starts with the fully featured and surprisingly affordable S trim, whose MSRP is featured in the chart above. Next up is the Wolfsburg trim, followed by the Sport trim, and then finally the top of the line SEL trim.

Each of these Tiguan trims can also be outfitted with VW 4MOTION all-wheel drive. That’s right, there’s no need to invest in a top level trim to get the all-wheel drive crossover that you need, because Volkswagen offers it across the board.

Every Tiguan comes fully loaded with useful technology. Not only is each Tiguan equipped with Bluetooth that allows for full audio streaming with compatible devices, but each trim also comes with Volkswagen Car-Net with App-Connect. Stay connected to your tunes and your world at the same time.

You can find VW Tiguan models in a variety of trims and options right here at Donaldsons VW in Sayville, NY. Make the smart choice today, and drive down to our conveniently located dealership. If you are not ready for the drive just yet, then you can browse through our entire inventory online, and even schedule a test drive without ever leaving the comfort of your home.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan in blue side view
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan infotainment display
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan interior dash and steering wheel
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan loaded up with cargo

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