Car Security Awards 2008 - Compact 4x4

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1st: Volkswagen Tiguan
Price from £19,380
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Every winner in the compact 4x4 class is a new entry and it's the Tiguan that's streets ahead of its rivals.

Locks, alarms, key security and stereo are all top-notch, while storage areas are also secure.

As with most cars in this survey, it would be easy for Volkswagen to get an even better score by etching the windows with vehicle identification, and the number of marked parts could also be increased.

2nd: Chevrolet Captiva
Price from £16,995
A strong score and a massive improvement over other Chevrolets. The Captiva's coded (but not unique) stereo and a less-secure steering lock put it in second.

3rd: Mazda CX-7
Price £24,595
This is a decent result for the Mazda but, like other cars from the manufacturer, it loses points on stereo security, while the alarm doesn't have a tilt sensor.

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