The Volkswagen Tiguan is a four-door compact crossover SUV that is aimed at those who need the convenience of a vehicle and decent fuel efficiency. Volkswagen first unveiled the Tiguan in 2009 with the version year. Then, the second generation was introduced in the year 2018.
A small SUV that has an engine that is four-cylinder this Volkswagen Tiguan offers plenty of energy, with a particular emphasis on the lower-end torque. Its overall experience of driving is enjoyable with a smooth suspension, and the steering and brakes are responsive. Its interior is lavish, making every trip enjoyable. The Tiguan is a great vehicle for fun and luxury at a reasonable price.
Trims and Pricing
Volkswagen offers four trim levels for the Tiguan: S, SE, SEL and SEL Premium.
The standard equipment of the S includes keyless entry and cruise control, as well as cloth seating and six-way front seats that are manual and manual air conditioning. There are three power outlets with 12V as well as a six-speaker sound system featuring a 6.5″ display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Bluetooth, fully automatic headlights and LED daytime running lights and brakelights. Power heated mirrors on the sides with manual folding and turn signals 17″ alloy wheels a compact spare tire four-wheel disc brakes, with ventilated discs in the front, a third-row bench seat with backup camera and an illuminated glovebox.
SE models have all the features of the S model, with heated seats in the front and blind spot monitors, autonomous emergency brake, 8″ touchscreen 10-way driver seat with a leather steering wheel and proximity keyless entry and 17″ wheels.
The SEL models add to the features list. SEL models further expand the features list by adding extra equipment that comes with the SE and SEL models. They also come with 18″ wheels fog lights, power liftgate rear and front park distance controls, as well as navigation.
The SEL R-Line adds special trim pieces that create a more sporty look. The R-Line Black includes black trim pieces to give it an even more sneering appeal.
The SEL Premium has a Fender premium audio system that includes a subwoofer and 19″ alloy wheels that are gray rain-detecting wipers, heating jets and adaptive headlights Lane Keep Assist, Vienna leather seating, and a heated steering wheel.
Its SEL Premium is also available in R-Line-specific accessories that give it a more sporty style.
The Tiguan is priced at just over $24,000. The SE trim level adds around $3000 to the MSRP while the SEL adds an additional $4,000. The SEL Premium is just more than $37,000. TrueCar members can be assured that a certified dealer will offer an upfront price with a guarantee of savings, all without any trouble.
Engine and Performance
The engine under the under the hood that powers the Volkswagen Tiguan is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The power output is 221 pound-feet of torque. In the front wheel drive format as well as 4Motion all-wheel drive the models all come with an Tiptronic eight-speed auto transmission.
According to the EPA estimates that the fuel consumption for the Tiguan equipped with front-wheel drive is 22 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway and 25 combined. If you change to all-wheel drive, that changes those figures to 21 mpg in the city, 29 mpg highway , and 24,0 mpg when combined.
If a customer would sit in the interior, with no VW logos the interior would be likely to believe that it was the Tiguan was a luxurious crossover SUV. The interior materials are top of the line and the finish and fit of all components is top of the line. The layout of the gauges and controls is neat and well-organized, which makes driving with them simple. The majority part of that is because of the superb touchscreen interface for controlling the audio system as well as navigation.
Everyone should feel comfortable when riding with the Tiguan. Its front seating is comfortable and offer a decent amount of room. In the rear seat passengers aren’t hampered in space, with plenty of space for tall adults due because of the slide and recline seats that provide six inches of legroom. The cargo area is plenty.