The 2016 VW Tiguan is aging but hopes to stay fresh with a new infotainment system that integrates with various smartphones and finally includes a USB input. New standard features include Leatherette upholstery, heated front seats and push-button start. The formerly top-shelf R-Line is now a lower-trim model.
Not much is new on the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan. The compact crossover SUV gets a standard rearview camera, VW Car-Net connected services, a proprietary Media Device Interface with an iPod cable, a premium audio system, and a restyled rear bumper for R-Line models.
A few premium options, such as the Fender audio system, are made available on lower trims, while a new R-Line trim is added to the Tiguan lineup. VW's Car-Net telematics service is standard on SE and higher trims.
About Volkswagen Tiguan
The 2016 Tiguan is Volkswagen's compact SUV, meant to take on rivals like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape. The Tiguan tends to get lost amid the sea of better-selling competitors, but if you look closely it has merits. This VW crossover SUV has an upscale feel, while its standard 200-horsepower turbocharged engine and sporty handling make it one of the more fun-to-drive SUVs. Even with a price cut for 2016, the Tiguan is more expensive than rivals. The VW's smaller size makes it easy to park, but that also means less cargo space. It's also less fuel-efficient than competitors. The Tiguan isn't for everyone, but if you want a small German SUV with sporty handling, it deserves a look.
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