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The 2017 Tiguan is Volkswagen's five-seat compact SUV that hasn't been redesigned since its 2009 debut but still has many good traits. The Tiguan has a powerful 200-horsepower turbocharged engine and offers sporty handling without sacrificing comfort. It also has one of the more premium-feeling interiors in its class, plus an easy-to-use multimedia system that offers Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. The Tiguan trails competitors in EPA-estimated fuel economy and cargo space but excels with a refined driving experience and an elegant interior.
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The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is available in four trims: S, Wolfsburg Edition, Sport, and SEL. The base model S is equipped with desirable features such as a 6.3-inch screen, HD radio, a pair of SD card slots, and the ability to handle two Bluetooth®-connected phones simultaneously. To make calls to your friends and loved ones, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and MirrorLink® connectivity are standard. Choose the Sport model for a comfortable ride, featuring Vienna leather seats with power adjustability in the front row.
The Wolfsburg Edition replaces the R-Line trim for the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan. Its unique 17-inch wheels and exterior badges set it apart from other Tiguan models. There are more Wolfsburg badges on the inside, as well as special floor mats. A standard panoramic sunroof caps off the package, literally.
The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan routes its turbocharged power through its front wheels as standard. But if you're looking for a little off-road action, all 2017 Tiguan trims are available with 4MOTION all-wheel drive. This makes the Tiguan an attractive option if you live in an area that regularly experiences rough weather.
Passengers riding in the back row of the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan will appreciate how adjustable it is. The 40/20/40 split bench can slide six inches to help them get the right amount of legroom. Its backrests also recline to make road trips more comfortable which can be useful if you regularly ride with your family or friends.
The flexibility of the second row helps make the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan a cargo-friendly SUV. Even if you're filled to the brim with passengers, you can free up some room behind them by sliding and tilting their seats forward a bit. If you only need room for two people, fold down the rear seats to max out the Tiguan's hauling capacity at 56.1 cu ft. Flattening the available folding front passenger seat allows you to carry items up to 98 inches long, which is great for bringing home piping for a home improvement project or an epic party-sized sub sandwich.
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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.View RepairPal's full rating of the Volkswagen Tiguan
Includes keyless access with push-button start, leatherette seats, a 6.3-inch infotainment screen, heated front seats, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and more.
Adds a panoramic sunroof, plus Wolfsburg Edition badges and floor mats.
Adds body-color side sills and a rear bumper, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, sport suspension, leather seats, navigation, and more.
Adds a premium Fender® sound system, 19-inch wheels, and an upgraded rearview mirror.
Comfortline is a Tiguan trim level available in markets outside of the U.S., such as Mexico, Canada, and Australia.
The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is available in the S, Wolfsburg Edition, Sport, and SEL trim levels.
While Volkswagen does not have plans to release the 2022 Tiguan R in the U.S., it is the fastest Tiguan. Its 2.0L four-cylinder engine pumps out 315 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, and routes it through 4MOTION all-wheel drive. That combination makes the Tiguan R capable of hitting 62 mph in 4.9 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new) and a top speed of approximately 155 mph. At this time, Volkswagen doesn't plan to sell the Tiguan R in the U.S.
The fastest Tiguan in the U.S. is the 2017 Tiguan S, which will make it from zero to 60 in 7.5 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new).
The 2017 Tiguan comes standard with front-wheel drive, but is available with 4MOTION all-wheel drive.
Deep Black Pearl
Pacific Blue Metallic
Reflex Silver Metallic
The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan offers room for up to five people and a versatile rear bench seat that accommodates passengers as well as cargo. To carry extra-long cargo, just lower the available folding front passenger seat and slide in objects up to 98 inches long—your skis, for instance, or a few fishing poles. The S and heritage-inspired Wolfsburg models have leatherette seating surfaces; opt for the Sport and SEL models if you want leather seats. Feel free to take the Tiguan on all your adventures, because this premium SUV is as resilient as it is elegant.
The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan offers seating for five and can fit up to two car seats in the second row. This includes LATCH car seats, infant car seats, rear-facing convertible car seats, forward-facing convertible car seats, and booster car seats. Thanks to its clearly marked top tether anchors and stable seat belt buckle bases, the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan can make it easier to buckle in small children.
The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that produces 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. It dispatches the power and through the combination of a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive or 4MOTION all-wheel drive. Models with FWD and the 2.0L engine are capable of returning an EPA-estimated combined fuel economy of 22 mpg; AWD Tiguans can get up to 21 mpg combined.
2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan (First Generation)
The Volkswagen Tiguan's first generation was available in S, SE, and SEL trims. You could pair its 2.0L four-cylinder engine with either a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. Front-wheel drive was standard; 4MOTION all-wheel drive was only available on the SE and SEL models. In 2016, near the end of its first generation, the Tiguan's trims morphed into the S, Wolfsburg Edition, Sport, and SEL. The Tiguan was no longer available with a manual gearbox, but 4MOTION was optional across the range.
2018-2021 Volkswagen Tiguan (Second Generation)
The second generation of the Volkswagen Tiguan traded in curves for straighter, more defined lines. The trim level lineup changed to S, SE, SEL, and SEL Premium. Alterations to the Tiguan's interior were even more substantial, with an added third row of seats. While the Tiguan's engine size stayed the same at 2.0L, its output changed to 184 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. The Tiguan also got a new eight-speed automatic transmission to go with the additional torque.
2022-Present (Third Generation)
Cosmetically, the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is an evolution of the second-generation model. The 2.0L four-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission remain, with software tweaks under the hood to make the engine more responsive. The cabin features substantial tech changes, including touch controls on the steering wheel and Volkswagen's latest infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.