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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

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2015 S 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $26,255
2015 S 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MOTION Price:   -  From $28,230
2015 SE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $28,250
2015 SE 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MOTION Price:   -  From $30,225
2015 SEL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $33,590
2015 SEL 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MOTION Price:   -  From $35,565
2015 R-Line 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $37,650
2015 R-Line 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MOTION Price:   -  From $39,625


In 2009, Volkswagen took the leap into the still blossoming compact crossover realm with the Tiguan. Like many compact crossovers, the Tiguan borrowed its platform from its smaller siblings, specifically the Golf's PQ35 underpinnings. Boasting a compact footprint, European ride and handling and a 200-horsepower 2-liter engine, the Tiguan has been a decent seller for the German brand.

What's New for 2015

Fresh off of a slight refresh for 2012, the Tiguan's exterior carries over essentially unchanged, with the exception of a revised rear bumper for the R-Line trim. However, there was a slight shakeup in trim-level formatting; extra standard features were also added to the base infotainment system.

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Choosing Your Volkswagen Tiguan

Every trim level of the Tiguan features the same, 2-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. This engine mates to a standard six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic manual shifting that delivers the power to the front wheels in base form; you can opt for 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system. These limited drivetrain options make choosing the Tiguan that fits your needs rather simple, as you only need to worry about the technology and luxury features in five trim levels:

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Tiguan S

The S carries a base price of $25,995. With this trim, buyers get a set of 16-inch "Portland" aluminum wheels, 215/65R16 tires, an electronic parking brake, heated side-view mirrors with power operation, trailer hitch preparations, roof rails for carrying bulky items overhead, cloth seating, 40/20/40 folding rear seats for plenty of flexibility between seating and cargo hauling, cruise control for those long trips down the highway, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and air conditioning.

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Tiguan SE

Moving into the SE ups the price to $27,970 and adds 17-inch "Philadelphia" wheels wrapped up in 235/50R17 rubber, V-Tex leatherette for the feel and look of leather without the cost, a power-reclining driver seat, and heated front seats and washer nozzles for buyers who live in colder climates.

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Tiguan SE with Appearance

The SE with Appearance adds in a power reclining passenger seat, 18-inch "New York" wheels, a set of silver roof rails for more stylish cargo hauling, chrome trim on the lower door trim and window surround for a more dashing look, front fog lights and cornering lights for added safety, Keyless Access with push-button start for added convenience, and a panoramic sunroof for a wide-open view of the sky. All of these extra features take the Tiguan's price to $30,950.

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Tiguan SEL

With the SEL buyers gain dual-zone automatic climate control, a Fender Premium Audio system, and an upgraded RNS 315 touchscreen with navigation. The Tiguan SEL starts out at $33,255.

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Tiguan R-Line

The 2015 Tiguan R-Line bumps the price to $37,280. That may seem like a huge hike, but it packs a lot of value. Specifically, the R-Line adds in a stylized rear bumper and 19-inch "Mallory" wheels with 255/40R19 rubber for a sportier look, black wheel-arch extensions, a sport suspension system for precision handling, leather seating with power adjustments for both front seats and memory for the driver side, an R-Line roof spoiler and sill kickplates, body-color ground effects, a flat-bottomed steering wheel with paddle shifters, stainless-steel pedals, a titanium-black headliner, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights for clearer vision at night.

CarsDirect Tip

Though the R-Line may seem like a pricey upgrade, it is actually a great deal when you consider how many high-end features it actually includes. It is a great alternative to small and sporty SUVs from Mercedes and BMW.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 200 HP / 207 ft.lbs.
6-spd Tiptronic w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
21 / 26 / 23 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 200 HP / 207 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
21 / 26 / 23 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
16.9 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
56.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
95 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
174.5 "
Exterior Width
71.2 "
Exterior Height
67.1 "
Front Headroom
39.1 "
Rear Headroom
39.0 "
Front Legroom
40.1 "
Rear Legroom
35.8 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.2 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,404 Lbs.
Wheel Base
103 "
Turning Radius
19.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
16.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer Iii
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / 10,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

Used 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan for Sale

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Auto S
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Phone: (818) 220-2200
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Phone: (909) 703-1841
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