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2017 2.0T S 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $24,995
2017 2.0T S 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MOTION Price:   -  From $26,970
2017 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $30,095
2017 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MOTION Price:   -  From $32,070
2017 2.0T Sport 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $32,605
2017 2.0T SEL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $34,500
2017 2.0T Sport 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MOTION Price:   -  From $34,580
2017 2.0T SEL 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MOTION Price:   -  From $36,475
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Overview

While most compact crossovers focus on hauling kids and groceries, the Volkswagen Tiguan takes a more quality-conscious approach. What it might lack in functionality, the Tiguan makes up for with engaging performance and premium appointments.

What's New for 2017

Last year's R-Line and SE trims have been replaced by the Wolfsburg Edition and Sport, respectively. Base models gain VW's Composition Media infotainment system, and leather upholstery is now available on all trims.

Volkswagen Tiguan

Choosing Your Volkswagen Tiguan

Every Tiguan is powered by a turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder that develops 200 horsepower, matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. All models can get all-wheel drive (4MOTION) in place of the standard front-drive setup. The Tiguan goes from zero to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, a strong showing for a compact crossover. The quiet, refined ride is balanced with the responsive handling you probably expect in a German-engineered vehicle.

The backseat slides and reclines to make the most of available space, but the Tiguan remains on the smaller end of this class when it comes to cargo space and rear legroom. Headroom, however, is excellent all around.

Volkswagen offers the Tiguan in four trim levels:

Volkswagen Tiguan

S

Comes well equipped with heated power front seats (leatherette), a rearview camera, keyless ignition, automatic headlamps and wipers, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The infotainment system features eight speakers, Bluetooth streaming, a 6.3-inch touchscreen, and HD and satellite radio. Outside are roof rails, heated mirrors, and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Volkswagen Tiguan

Wolfsburg Edition

Adds unique 17-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, and special badging sewn into the seats and floormats.

Volkswagen Tiguan

Sport

Carries a sport-tuned suspension, more aggressive body trim, and 18-inch wheels. Dual-zone automatic climate control is also part of the deal.

Volkswagen Tiguan

SEL

Tops off the Tiguan with a leather interior, driver memory, navigation, power-folding mirrors, an enhanced rearview camera display, and an eight-speaker Fender sound system. The SEL also get its own style of 19-inch wheels.

The newly available Leather package adds leather upholstery to the S, Wolfsburg, and Sport, along with driver memory and power-folding mirrors. Beyond that, there are no factory options for any trim, although the usual dealer-installed accessories are available.

CarsDirect Tip

The S carries an incredible load of equipment for a base model in this class. Unless you must have the panoramic sunroof or spiffy wheels, it's the most compelling choice. Note that the Sport's taut suspension does interfere with ride quality, so we recommend a lengthy test drive before taking one home.

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Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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The current-generation Volkswagen Tiguan is entering its ninth year in 2017, which is an unusually long life for a crossover. Despite its age, this small VW crossover has a potent engine and plenty of features. Is this enough to overcome its iffy safety ratings and other issues?

Pricing and Equipment

The Volkswagen Tiguan starts at $25,860 (destination fees included) for its S trim. For those who need all-wheel drive, it is available on the base model for an extra $1,975.

Because the Tiguan S is so well equipped, we expect this to be the biggest draw for most buyers. This entry-level crossover comes standard with:

  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Sixteen-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rearview camera
  • Premium vinyl upholstery
  • Eight-speaker sound system with a 6.3-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Beyond the base trim, there are plenty of better-equipped Tiguan variants available, ranging from the aforementioned base model to the fully loaded $37,340 SEL with all-wheel drive.

Performance Pros

Volkswagen Tiguan

While it would be nice to have a few powertrain options, Volkswagen's popular 2.0-liter is a good engine for its smallest crossover.

  • 60 miles per hour comes in a quick-for-a-crossover 7.5 seconds.
  • Merging into highway traffic is no issue.
  • Other than the stiffer Sport trim, the Tiguan delivers a comfortable ride in all conditions.
  • Its max towing capacity of 2,200 pounds isn’t bad for a compact crossover.

Performance Cons

While its straight-line performance is good, the Tiguan leaves a lot to be desired in the corners.

  • A thrifty engine would help offset its below-average fuel economy ratings of up to 24 miles per gallon highway.
  • The Tiguan’s handling is not as good as we’d expect from a VW.

Interior Pros

  • The interior panels are put together with precision, leaving no unsightly gaps.
  • Volkswagen uses materials that make the Tiguan’s cabin look and feel more upscale, even in its base trim.
  • Attractively simple cabin that is refreshing and intuitively laid out.
  • Sporty yet supportive front seats deliver a great driving position.

Interior Cons

  • Volkswagen's conservative interior design doesn't do the Tiguan many favors – this cabin feels boring after a few miles.
  • The 23.8 cubic feet of standard cargo room falls a little short of some competitors.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

When approaching the Tiguan, its vanilla exterior lowers the bar a bit, but once we stepped inside the cabin, it blew us away. Even in its base trim, this is one well-put-together cabin – in both quality and the features that come with it.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

While it received “Good” ratings in four of the five key IIHS crash tests, the Tiguan received an iffy “Marginal” rating in the small-overlap test. There is also no available automatic emergency braking to help avoid frontal collisions.

The Bottom Line

The 2017 Tiguan’s well equipped and well-built interior, and straight-line performance are sure to draw in younger buyers without children, but it’s difficult to look beyond its aging exterior, safety issues, and unexpectedly average handling. A traditional buyer with a growing family is not likely to find this the ideal crossover until the redesigned model comes out next year.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 200 HP / 207 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd Tiptronic w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
20 / 24 / 22 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
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
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
20 / 24 / 22 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
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
$65
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
3,448 Lbs.
Wheel Base
103 "
Turning Radius
19.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
V-tex Leatherette / Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way (2-way Power) / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way / (8-way Power)
Front Armrests
4-way (2-way Power) / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
8
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Climatic
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
4
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
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
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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2.0T S
Color: White
Price

$8,500

Mileage

106,479 mi

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2.0T S 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
Color: White
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$10,900

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