Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.
You can interpret our ratings in the following way:
5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan OVERVIEW
The second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan rolled out in 2018, bringing with it a larger and more competitive model. This compact SUV offers a fresh look, decent value, and a roomy interior. The third row, however, is simply unsuitable for most passengers.
What's New for 2019
The most significant changes for 2019 include the available of certain technologies and driver-assistance features on more trims. An SEL Premium R-Line specification is new.
Choosing Your Volkswagen Tiguan
The Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact SUV with room for five. Some trims offer a third-row seat, which increases seating capacity to seven. However, the seats are quite small and only suitable for short drives. Volkswagen offers the Tiguan in standard front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive for $1,300 extra.
All models are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. This engine works with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and achieves an EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon city, 29 mpg highway, and 25 combined. Standard features include automatic headlights, aluminum-alloy wheels, and power mirrors. The optional third-row seat costs $595 on all-wheel-drive models.
Volkswagen offers the Tiguan in six trims:
The base 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan S is well equipped and an ideal place to start your shopping. It's the only trim without standard driver assist features, but you can get them for only $450.
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