For the 2022 model year, Volkswagen gave the Tiguan refreshed styling. The compact SUV also received a new steering wheel, touch-capacitive controls, and a digital instrument cluster. Higher trim levels come with more safety features than before, too. The Tiguan continues to be one of the few compact SUVs to be available with three rows of seats. With the Tiguan receiving a refresh for 2022, we expect the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan to be a carryover model.
The current Tiguan has a more stylish design than previous years. For 2022, Volkswagen added a new front bumper, a larger grille, updated LED headlights, and new wheel designs. With soft curves and round design elements, the current Tiguan looks like a premium product. The way the daytime running lights lead directly into the horizontal bars on the grille, the body lines that connect with the taillights, and creases in the wheel wells give the Tiguan a cohesive look that others in the segment are lacking. The upcoming 2023 Tiguan should have the same exterior design as the current SUV on sale.
As a carryover model, the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan is expected to share the same interior design as the current SUV that’s on sale. With angular lines, a tiered center console that separates infotainment controls from the air conditioning system, and a few buttons, the Tiguan has a more high-end appeal than its rivals. For 2022, Volkswagen switched to using some touch-capacitive buttons that look modern, but are tricky to use.
Volkswagen offers the Tiguan with a standard 6.5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, six audio speakers, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hot spot, two USB ports, an eight-inch digital instrument cluster, and Volkswagen’s Digital Cockpit system. Available features include an eight-inch touchscreen, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, a Fender audio system with nine audio speakers, a wireless charging pad, navigation, satellite radio, and an HD radio. These features should go unchanged for the 2023 model year.
The current Tiguan comes with a standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The motor is rated at 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is the sole offering available. The Tiguan comes with front-wheel drive as standard, with all-wheel drive being available as an option. We expect this powertrain to continue to be available for the 2023 Tiguan.
Standard safety features on the current Tiguan include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring. Available safety features include lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, a surround-view parking camera, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, reverse automatic emergency braking, automatic high-beam assist, and a driver drowsiness monitor. The 2023 Tiguan is expected to be available with the same safety features as the current SUV that’s on sale.