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10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Tiguan Takes It to the Top

img664262777 1552945444539 jpg 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan | photo by Christian Lantry

There’s a hell of a lot to like about the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. It drives great. It’s comfortably roomy. And it offers solid infotainment and advanced safety technology. It’s no wonder it beat out a sextet of strong contenders in’s 2019 Compact SUV Challenge, in which we pitted some of the most popular vehicles in the class against one another in a week of exhaustive head-to-head testing — the Tiguan’s second consecutive win in this multicar comparison. But that doesn’t mean our expert reviewers liked everything about it.

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For a quick-hit rundown of our editors’ cheers and jeers for the triumphant Tiguan, you’ll want to check out this week’s most popular piece of content ticking off nine things we like — along with five things we are not particularly wild about — with regard to this little VW SUV. It lands at No. 1 among our most read articles.

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Taking second place this week was our Mike Hanley’s story advising fledgling families on the best used SUVs on the market to help them narrow their search among the many options out there of increasing price as the body style surges in popularity. As a little preview, the Honda CR-V appears twice on the list, as does the Subaru Crosstrek, from different model years — but family-hauler shoppers should definitely avail themselves of Hanley’s suggestions by following the link below to learn about “7 Great Used SUVs for Small Families.”

img 198936019 1552945141712 jpg 2019 Honda CR-V | images by Christian Lantry

Rounding out the top five were reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder’s first drive of the 2019 e-tron, Audi’s all-new, Tesla-fighting, five-seat mid-size luxury electric SUV, at No. 3; a recall for nearly 119,000 model-year 2019 Honda CR-V SUVs for a potentially dangerous airbag defect at No. 4; and our video of reviewer Brian Wong’s First Drive of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon sedan at No. 5.

And there’s much more where that came from. Here are the top 10 news stories readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:

1. 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan: 9 Things We Like and 5 We Don’t

2. 7 Great Used SUVs for Small Families

3. 2019 Audi e-tron First Drive: Electric SUV Is Golden Gloves to Tesla’s MMA

4. 2019 Honda CR-V: Recall Alert

5. 2019 Volkswagen Arteon Video: Artful Blend of Sport and Comfort

6. Which Cars Have Self-Driving Features for 2019?

7. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE580 Brings Mild-Hybrid V-8 to GLE-Class

8. 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 Review: Restrained Luxury

9. Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: 2019 BMW X5 Offers Luxury

10. 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport Gets Mild-Hybrid Option

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Former Assistant Managing Editor-News Matt Schmitz is a veteran Chicago journalist indulging his curiosity for all things auto while helping to inform car shoppers. Email Matt Schmitz

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