The compact SUV market is probably the most competitive for automobile sales currently. Every manufacturer worth a grain of salt has an offering, and each model is coming loaded with more standard features and available options. VW has come armed and ready in this competitive race. The new Tiguan makes a strong case as a worthy contender. I spent a week in the Washington Metropolitan Area in an SEL Premium with 4Motion. The SEL comes with a 2.0 Turbo 4-cylinder engine that makes 184 HP and 221 lb-ft of torque. It is matted to an 8-speed automatic transmission and gets an EPA rated 29 MPG on the highway. I loved features like VW Car Net which integrates apple carplay and android auto seamlessly. 19” alloy wheels are standard as are features like; adaptive cruise control with stop & Go, forward collision warning, lane keeping system, and so much more. Base price on the Tiguan SEL 4 motion is $37,195. Visit www.vw.com for more information.