Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan

About Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2017 Tiguan is Volkswagen's small crossover SUV, the little brother to the also-uniquely-named Touareg. Like its sibling, the VW Tiguan is an outlier among better-known crossover SUVs, in this case the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue. The Tiguan aims and even succeeds somewhat in bringing European flair and athletic manners to a segment often focused on low-priced practicality. But the Tiguan's German character and standard 200-horsepower turbocharged engine don't come cheap. The Tiguan is among the smallest in its class, which makes it a snap to park but also means less cargo space. Despite its higher pricing and lack of the latest safety tech, the Tiguan is attractive for those seeking a small SUV with an athletic, premium character.

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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
What's new for 2017?
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

The aging Tiguan gets yet another lineup shuffle, with the R-Line and SE trims gone and Wolfsburg and Sport trims arriving. Base S models now come with a 6.3-inch infotainment system. An all-new, larger 3-row Tiguan is set to arrive in 2017.

  • Expert Rating: 6.3
  • Consumers Rating: 8.2
  • MPG 20|24
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
What's new for 2016?
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

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.

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan
What's new for 2015?
2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

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.

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
What's new for 2014?
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

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.

2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
What's new for 2013?
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan

Because the Tiguan received a design freshening last year, it carries over with only minor changes for 2013. All trims now receive an electronic parking brake, hill-hold control and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Top-level SEL trims gain a rearview camera and full-power passenger seat with memory setting.

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
What's new for 2012?
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

What VW terms a "major design refresh" for 2012 provides the Tiguan with a new front fascia incorporating the horizontal brand face. The result is a compact SUV looking quite a bit like VW's larger, up-market Touareg. At the rear, revised taillights also reflect the appearance of the Touareg, creating a "tough new look for the urban jungle." Finally, the top-of-the-line SEL receives new 19-inch alloy wheels, designed by Volkswagen's performance-oriented R performance division.

2011 Volkswagen Tiguan
What's new for 2011?
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan

Apart from some upgraded radios and new colors, there are no major changes for the 2011 Tiguan.

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan
What's new for 2010?
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan

For 2010, the SE trim is replaced by the Wolfsburg Edition.

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
What's new for 2009?
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen continues to add new models in an attempt to increase its U.S. market share. Already a smash hit in Europe, the Tiguan offers the rare combination of good fuel economy and a high-output engine. With the Tiguan, VW hopes to lure enthusiast drivers away from less sporty small SUVs, such as the Honda CR-V and the Saturn VUE.

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Consumer Reviews

Great SUV

By on Monday, January 3, 2011

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"My 5th VW and my second favorite. Nothing comes near the Fall of 2003 Jetta Wolfsburg 1.8T Edition handling, performance and gas milage 30 to 40 miles per gallon. The Tiguan has a nice smooth powerful ride. There is something I don't like: weird noise in the rear bushing when driving on a bumping road. It would be better in gas if there was no ethanol in our gas now."

32 people out of 32 found this review helpful

Excellent car for every season

By on Saturday, September 17, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great value and benefits overall"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"4Motion drives in winter like a charm"

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Can't believe how amazing this CUV is!

By on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 18,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great price, great value, amazing and fun ride"

Cons: "poor gas mileage with need for premium fuel"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"So for the last 4 years I have been looking over every vehicle imaginable, trying to find the right combination of cost, features and appearance. I didn't want anything too sporty or too big (gas guzzler) or too small and cheap and I was also hoping to get AWD or 4WD. I have driven a Subaru Legacy for the last 10 years and truth be told, had no issue with it, but was about to die from boredom because the car just refused to die! Well, I came across this 2013 with only 17K miles while searching used car dealerships on the web and decided to test drive. I will admit that I drove nothing else while looking for a good used car, but one drive and I was sold. It is not the best looking CUV, but it does have a look all its own. The ride is at least 10 times better than my old Legacy and it doesn't even have all the options I could've gotten on it (no sunroof, keyless, or nav). The ride is stiffer, but the feel is amazing, plenty of get up and go for a little 4 banger (200 hp), and I'm not embarrassed driving it around. I got the 4motion version and the mileage is surprisingly poor, not as good as my Legacy, but this is more than made up for with the way this vehicle runs/feels, no more death by boredom! I didn't rate reliability as I have only had this beauty for about 2 weeks, but I'm hopeful to have it for another 10 years because it is truly everything I was looking for. Really, I just can't say enough good things about this Tig. I love it and can't wait to take it out in the snow to see how it does..."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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