2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

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Volkswagen Tiguan highlights

Customer rating


  • Spacious interior
  • Optional third row
  • Easy-to-use multimedia interface


  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Trails competitors in EPA-estimated fuel economy

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 29 highway, 24 combined

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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is an intriguing compact SUV

The 2019 Tiguan is Volkswagen's compact SUV and one of the few compact SUVs to offer an optional third row of seating. Overall, you'll find the Tiguan has an interior with premium materials and provides plenty of space for passengers and cargo. It also features easy-to-use technology. Within the Volkswagen lineup, the Tiguan is smaller than the Atlas midsize three-row SUV.

All Volkswagen Tiguan years

New for 2019

  • The Tiguan is available in a variety of new trims, including the SEL Premium R-Line, SEL R-Line, and SEL R-Line Jet Black.
  • Tiguan trims have been upgraded with 20 Inch Plus Wheels as standard equipment this year.
  • The SEL trim now comes with Parking Sensors as standard equipment.

Explore Volkswagen Tiguan details

SEL 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 40.2"/M 36.5"/R 27.9"

Head room

F 39.6"/M 39.1"/R 33.8"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

150/1500 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

1. Lots of space

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan: Backseats | CarMax

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is designed for people who need plenty of space, and as such, is one of the only compact SUVs that has third-row seating. In addition, the Tiguan has plenty of cargo space—2019 five-seater models have 37.6 cubic feet behind the rear seats, while seven-seater models have 33 cubic feet of cargo space when the third row is folded flat. Even when the third row is in use, you'll still have about 13 cubic feet of available cargo space.

2. Driver-assist feature

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan: Front Seats | CarMax

The Volkswagen Tiguan is a great SUV if you're looking for driver-assist features. Emergency braking, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, and rear traffic alerts are available on all trims of the 2019 Tiguan. They're standard in most trims, but in the base trim (S) you'll need to opt for the Driver Assist Package to get these features. In addition, adaptive cruise control is standard on trims SEL and higher, while lane-keep assist is standard on Premium trims.

3. Smartphone integration

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan: Tech Dash | CarMax

All models of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan come standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect. That makes it easy for you to connect your smartphone to the Tiguan's infotainment system without distraction, and you'll be able to control your apps using the car's touchscreen. The Tiguan comes standard with a 6.5-inch touchscreen on the S trim, while higher trim levels come with an eight-inch touchscreen.

4. Great gas mileage

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan: Engine | CarMax

The 2019 Tiguan comes standard with a 184-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine—the only engine available. The 2019 Tiguan with its 2.0L engine gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg combined in front-wheel drive and 24 mpg combined in all-wheel drive.

At the same time, the turbo delivers great acceleration, giving you the feeling of tons of power.

5. Upscale options

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

The base level of the Tiguan comes with cloth seats; however, all other trim levels come with leatherette upholstery, excluding Premium trims, which sport genuine leather. In addition, all trims except the S come with heated front seats and a 10-way power-adjustable driver seat. Going further, available options like a panoramic sunroof and premium sound system add to the Tiguan's upscale feel.

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Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is a very capable and spacious five-seater SUV. And while the CR-V has seating for five people, what really makes it stand out is its ample cargo space. The 2019 CR-V has 39.2 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seats—that increases to more than 75 cubic feet when the seats are folded flat. The 2019 CR-V comes with two engine options: a 184-horsepower 2.4L four-cylinder or a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder that produces 190 horsepower. Both have outstanding gas mileage: for example, the 2019 CR-V with the base 184-horsepower engine and front-wheel drive gets an EPA-estimated 28 mpg combined fuel economy.

The CR-V is available with all-wheel drive and leather-trimmed seats are also an option.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

3.5 out of 5

4 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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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan trims


  • The base trim of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, the S trim includes standard features such as a rearview camera, a 6.5-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto compatibility, a six-speaker audio system, and more.

  • View all Volkswagen Tiguan Ss in stock


  • The SE trim of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan includes everything found on the S trim as well as heated front seats, an eight-inch touchscreen display, leatherette seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and more.

  • View all Volkswagen Tiguan SEs in stock


  • The SEL trim of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan includes everything found on the SE trim as well as front and rear parking sensors, a power liftgate, a built-in navigation system, adaptive cruise control, and more.

  • View all Volkswagen Tiguan SELs in stock

SEL R-Line

SEL Premium

  • The SEL Premium trim of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan includes everything found on the SEL trim as well as driver's seat memory, a heated steering wheel, leather seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and more.

  • View all Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premiums in stock

SEL Premium R-Line

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan FAQ

More about the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Cardinal Red Metallic

  • Dark Moss Green Metallic

  • Deep Black Pearl

  • Habanero Orange Metallic

  • Platinum Gray Metallic

  • Pure White

  • Silk Blue Metallic

  • White Silver Metallic

Interior details

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan features a spacious and stylish interior that is every bit as comfortable as it is attractive. Depending on the trim configuration that you choose, the 2019 Tiguan comes equipped with black cloth seats, gray cloth seats, black leatherette seats, gray leatherette seats, golden oak/black leatherette seats, black leather seats, gray leather seats, or saffrano orange/black leather seats. In terms of interior space, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan comes available as both a three-row, seven-seat model, or a two-row, five-seat model. In general, front-wheel-drive Tiguans come with seating for seven, while all-wheel-drive Tiguans come with seating for five; however, the all-wheel-drive models are available with optional seating for seven passengers as well. The two-row 2019 Tiguan provides 73.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the second row folded down while the three-row model provides 65.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the second and third row folded down.

Child seat details

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is able to fit two car seats in its second row and can easily accommodate all types of car seats, including latch car seats, rear-facing convertible car seats, forward-facing convertible car seats, and booster car seats. With seating for up to seven depending on the model that you choose, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is certainly a fine choice to consider if you are looking for a roomy family vehicle.


The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan can tow up to 1,500 pounds, when properly equipped, and can accelerate from 0-60 MPH in 9.7 seconds.


According to EPA estimates, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan’s tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 355 grams per mile.

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