2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited Priced Under $22,000

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, Automotive Editor - August 21, 2017

A redesigned 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is coming out, but the embattled German automaker isn't done with the old one yet. Rebadged as the Tiguan Limited, the first-gen crossover will continue to be available, but at a much lower price – $22,895 (all prices include the $900 destination fee).

The 2017 Tiguan Limited is $3,350 less than the 2018 Tiguan S that is priced at $26,245 and $2,965 cheaper than the 2017 Tiguan S, which costs $25,860. That’s a big savings for customers that don't mind driving around in an old design. The Tiguan Limited looks like a 2017 model, utilizes the old 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that cranks out 200 horsepower, and is fitted with an old six-speed automatic transmission. Additional cost-saving measures include 16-inch steel wheels, halogen headlights, and cloth seats. Surprisingly, the compact crossover still comes with a rearview camera as standard and can be fitted with VW’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system as an option.

VW is offering two available packages for the Tiguan Limited – a Wheel Package ($495) that adds 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and the Premium Package ($1,295) that incorporates VW’s Composition Media infotainment system, adding AppleCar Play, Android Auto,and MirrorLink compatibility, cruise control, keyless access with push-button start, roof rails, a cargo cover, and a leather steering wheel. That said, if you want active driver safety systems, you'll need to step up to the all-new Tiguan and then spend a bit of cash to get the SE trim ($31,280) to add things like blind-spot monitoring or forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.

Volkswagen Tiguan

Even with both of the available packages ticked, the ’17 Tiguan Limited is a good deal. The compact SUV’s new price point makes it just $2,385 more than a base (and much smaller) Honda HR-V, which starts at $20,510, and $2,090 less than the Honda CR-V that is priced at $24,985.

For those that are okay with not having the latest and greatest, the new old Tiguan Limited is one heck of a bargain and will hopefully make VW consider adding a Limited variant of the 2018 model in the near future. Look for this affordable base model to arrive in dealers "soon," according to Volkswagen.

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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