No doubt, there may have been other a blueprint for the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan when it was envisioned roughly five years ago, but we’ve come a long way, child . Today, the Volkswagen Tiguan is offered with one engine merely, a new 2.0 -liter turbo -4 that obliges 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque . That’s down on hp but up on twisting from the last engine, with predictable solutions. Its only accomplice is an 8-speed automatic, which are able to shuffle superpower through the front wheels, or all four wheels when equipped .Tasked with carrying practically two tons, the turbo -4 runs out of ideas quickly, and the communication doesn’t help the situation. We give the Tiguan one point above median for its serene go. It deserves a 6 out of 10. The Tiguan’s turbo -4 is new for Volkswagen and is engineered for efficiency. Its 184 hp production is down on the current model’s 200 hp, but up on torque to 221 lb-ft from 207 lb-ft . The devil, “theyre saying”, is in the details. The 2018 Volkswagen delivers smooth, but pressing superpower, early on in the rev scope. Most of the engine’s available twisting is coming back early, down at 1,600 rpm, which facilitates the Tiguan feel like a titan on departure. At higher revs and rapidities, the Tiguan quickly runs out of breather. In our drives in and around the Rocky Mountains, we found that the Tiguan took roughly 10 seconds to accelerate from 60 mph to 80 mph, about the same rapidities it’d take to execute a pass on the interstate .That’s not specially quick for the class, but few stand out in that category anyway . The engine is exclusively paired to an 8-speed automatic that’s tuned for efficiency and facilitates the Tiguan achieve a competitive 23 -mpg blended rating. As a result, the automatic hesitates to kick down and doesn’t feel specially bright. Upshifts are rapid and crisp, the Tiguan is eager to find third gear before the other side of the intersection . Aside from any powertrain deficit, the Tiguan excels at coddling passengers with an easy ride and competent cover. The same basic setup from last year persists: struts up front and multilink rear corners, although the Tiguan feels like it’s more softly ricochetted this time around . That feeling is reproduced into the steer, which is brightnes and doesn’t change much by putting the Tiguan into “Sport” mode . .