The VW Tiguan is the Golf of the SUV segment. Put another way, it's compact, versatile and the top seller in its class. To keep things that way VW has given the Tiguan a facelift. To make sure they don't scare anyone off, the firm's designers have not made too many changes.
The BMW X1 is one of the Tiguan's toughest competitors in the compact SUV segment -- and not only because it differs so much from the Tiguan. It's more compact, lower, sportier and tougher. Just what you'd expect from BMW. But which SUV offers the better deal?