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2018 INFINITI QX30 vs. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2018 INFINITI QX30 vs. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2018 INFINITI QX30 is an SUV which stands out due to its luxury style, relaxing interior, handling and abundance of trim levels. However, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has also received acclaim for its roomy interior, appearance and outstanding value. Which of the two is a better choice for a discerning car buyer?

Design & Style

Despite its unusual name, the Volkswagen Tiguan is conservative and practical with regards to styling. It has a size and shape which makes it distinct from previous models, opting for chiseled, angular edges as opposed to the more rounded shape of other Volkswagens. The nose is also more pronounced, but overall, the Tiguan doesn’t break new ground in design. The INFINITI QX30 uses tugged styling combined with a roofline that is prominent. Within the cabin, the central stack is organized well, and each surface is covered with a material that is elegantly padded or stitched, giving it an upscale demeanor.

Technology & Safety

The QX30 comes with a minimum of 7 airbags, along with antilock brakes and control for stability. Buyers can also opt for more advanced safety countermeasures, such as a camera which is surround view, notifications when departing lanes, monitoring for blind areas and emergency brakes which are automatic. Additional perks within the interior include seven-inch touch screens, climate control which is automated and dual zone, keyless ignition and seats that can be adjusted manually eight different ways.

Volkswagen is known for the safety of their vehicles, and the Tiguan continues this legacy. The IIHS has given it a positive rating, due to its stability control, assortment of airbags, and halogen lights, which have been found to be superior to LEDs. It also has an after collision brake system which controls the brakes once an impact has occurred. Within the interior passengers can expect an excellent infotainment system which includes a six-speaker sound system, USB support, connectivity for Bluetooth, a panoramic moon roof, and seating which is power adjustable.


The Volkswagen Tiguan has been noted for its quiet operation but isn’t very fast, making it best used in urban areas. It comes with a standard turbo 4, 2 liter engine that can produce a maximum of 184 horsepower with 221 pounds of torque. The INFINITI QX30 has magnificent handling and offers both all-wheel drive and front wheel drive. It is equipped with an inline 4 engine that can produce a maximum of 208 horsepower with 258 pounds of torque. Clearly, if you are looking for performance, the QX30 wins hands-down.

The Bottom Line

Both of these SUVs are star performers and are closely matched across multiple metrics. However, the Tiguan has been criticized for its fuel economy, subpar automatic eight speeds and lack of power, so the INFINITI QX30 is an easy winner here.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI QX30 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2018 INFINITI QX30 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at COMPETITION INFINITI. We are located in St. James, New York, and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI QX30 test drive appointment.

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