2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

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Volkswagen Tiguan highlights

Customer rating


  • Quiet cabin with a premium look
  • Strong acceleration


  • So-so EPA-estimated fuel economy

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 26 highway, 23 combined

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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan offers fun from the driver's seat

The 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact SUV with seating for five. With a quiet, upscale interior and comfortable ride, the Tiguan looks and feels like a more premium vehicle. Thanks to its punchy turbocharged engine and agreeable handling, you'll find the Tiguan is fun to drive too. But that extra performance can hurt fuel economy, and the Tiguan doesn't offer quite as much cargo capacity as some compact SUVs.

All Volkswagen Tiguan years

New for 2015

  • The S trim now comes with Rear View Camera and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The SE trim now comes with Sunroof(s) and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The SEL trim now comes with Panoramic Sunroof as standard equipment.

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S 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 40.1"/R 35.8"

Head room

F 39.1"/R 39"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

220/2200 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

1. An interior you want to be in

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It takes more than comfortable seats to make an interior draw you in and the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan nails it. It starts with a roomy interior that flexes to take whatever form you need. Ample, soft seating will keep passengers comfortable on any trip. Then, let the sunshine in with an impressive panoramic sunroof on SEL and higher trims. Finally, soft leather seating surfaces create a luxurious touch in the 2015 VW Tiguan SEL model.

2. Everyday technology

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Sometimes too much technology in a car can get overwhelming, so the 2015 VW Tiguan uses just what you need. Across any of the four trims is a selection of tech, including a five-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth® connectivity. Or connect your cell phone via one of the auxiliary ports and a USB charge port. Finally, load up the six-disc CD changer with some of your favorites from the past.

3. Capable performance

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The only engine in the 2015 VW Tiguan is a 200 hp turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. You can add 4motion® AWD to any trim, which provides confident traction in the wet, mud, and snow. All FWD 2015 Volkswagen Tiguans with the 2.0L engine gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg combined, getting you further between visits to the pump.

Lastly, a 2015 VW Tiguan and turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine can tow up to an estimated 2,200 pounds (when properly equipped), letting you pull along your favorite toys.

4. Cargo and functionality

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Midsize SUVs like the 2015 VW Tiguan make great family vehicles because of their practical use of the interior space. Innovative ideas like the available cooled glovebox—which chills drinks using the vehicle's air conditioning—add a luxury touch. In the rear, 40/20/40 split-folding second-row seats fold down to give you flexible cargo space without sacrificing seating. Even still, there's 23.8 cu-ft of cargo space behind the second-row seats.

5. Well-equipped standard trim

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Going for the base model doesn't mean you're losing out on the features you want. The 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan S gets well-equipped with a long list of standard equipment. A five-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity, a CD changer, and a rearview camera are standard tech. A pollen filter should keep the allergies out and cleaner air inside. VW even includes their CarNet® app integration on the base-model trim, which gives you basic vehicle controls from your phone.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

3.6 out of 5

5 customer reviews
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Volkswagen Tiguan an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Volkswagen Tiguan 25th out of 27 among Compact SUVs.

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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan trims


  • Includes halogen headlights, standard air conditioning, a five-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, cloth seats, and more.


  • Adds heated front seats, leatherette seating, privacy glass, manual lumbar support, 17-inch alloys, and more.


  • Adds a panoramic sunroof, heated/cooled seats, leather seating, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Fender® premium audio system, and more.


  • Adds a unique leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum accents, 19-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, and more.

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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan FAQ

More about the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

Color options

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Exterior colors:

  • Deep Black Pearl

  • Night Blue Metallic

  • Reflex Silver Metallic

  • Pepper Gray Metallic

  • Pure White

  • Wild Cherry Metallic

  • White Gold Metallic

Interior colors:

  • Charcoal

  • Sandstone

Interior details

The 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan is a comfortable and roomy ride at any trim level. Both the S and SE trims have soft cloth seating that comes in a choice of two colors. The interior has wood accents in the SEL model, which also adds a panoramic sunroof. Finally, the R-Line trim gives you full leather seating, a unique leather-wrapped steering wheel, and R-Line branded aluminum accents throughout the interior. The 2015 VW Tiguan has adequate trunk space at 23.8 cu-ft, with the second-row seats up or up to 56.1 cu-ft behind the front seats.

Child seat details

There are two complete LATCH upper and lower anchor positions in the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan on either side of the second-row seats. These positions will allow you to put any forward or reverse facing child seats quickly into the back. Alternatively, a third upper anchor gets used with a seatbelt to secure a single child seat in the middle of the vehicle. Accessing the rear tethers for seat installation is easy, thanks to the interior shape of the 2015 VW Tiguan.

Manufacturer warranty

When new, the 2015 VW Tiguan included 3-year/36,000-mile (whichever occurs first) basic coverage and 5-year/60,000-mile (whichever occurs first) powertrain coverage. Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply. See Warranty Information Booklet for complete details. The balance of this warranty may apply on some vehicles.


At 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque, the 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine in every 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan is a real treat to drive. This small but mighty engine can get the FWD 2015 VW Tiguan from zero to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds (when new). The six-speed automatic transmission is smooth and quick, providing impressive performance when passing on the highway and gentle shifts around town. Finally, you'll spend more time between the pumps with an EPA-estimated 23 mpg combined fuel economy.


According to EPA estimates, the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan FWD tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 393 grams per mile. The AWD 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are an estimated 395 grams per mile.

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