The $41,490 Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSi Comfortline is the midpoint (and our personal favourite) in the Tiguan range, and is the first to arrive with on-demand all-wheel drive as standard. It sits above the 110TSI Trendline and 110TSI Comfortline and below the 162TSI Highline in the petrol-powered line up.
The 132TSI is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine which generates 132kW and 320Nm and will send you to 100km/h in 7.7secs. It's paired with a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox and arrives with VW's 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system as standard.
The 132TSI Comfortline gets the same goodies as the Trendline trim level, including an Apple CarPlay/Android Auto-equipped eight-inch multimedia screen and 17-inch alloys, and the same automatic headlights and wipers, cruise control and LED tail-lights. But you'll also add three-zone climate control, sat-nav and some chrome highlights in the cabin, all of which the cheaper trim levels miss out on.
Standard safety fare includes AEB, Lane Assist, fatigue detection, a rear-view camera, semi—autonomous parking and seven airbags (two in the front, two on the side for front-row passengers, two curtain airbags and a knee airbag for the driver). The entire Tiguan range has been awarded the maximum five-star ANCAP Safety rating.