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.
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.
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.