This solid and nimble small SUV has high-end interior fit and finish and spacious rear seating, but the cargo area is small. Handling is very responsive and enjoyable, with sharp steering and strong cornering grip that keeps the Tiguan secure and unflappable at its limits. With its 19-inch tires, the SEL rides stiffly. The lower S and SE trim lines, with 17-inch tires, ride more comfortably and quietly. Automatic climate control is available only on the SEL, however. The 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder is smooth, but yielded a not-so-stellar 21 mpg overall in our tests. A redesign is on the horizon for 2017.