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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

At a Glance

Pricing $24,995 - $36,475
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 20 (city), 24 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 51
Style 3 stars out of 5
Utility 3 stars out of 5
Livability 4 stars out of 5
Value 3 stars out of 5
Fun 2 stars out of 5

Overview Information

Volkswagen's first compact SUV, the Tiguan takes on the segment popularized by the Honda CR-V. This four-door, five-passenger SUV is sized at the smaller end of the segment with proportions similar to the Kia Sportage. The standard engine is Volkswagen's, 2.0l turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 200-bhp. This exceeds the output of other larger displacement four-cylinders in the segment, but falls short of the V6 power offered in some models. Fuel economy is average at 21/27 for AWD models. The Tiguan is offered in three trim levels ranging from the base S model to the top SEL model. The base S model is well equipped, but includes steel wheels with wheel covers on the least expensive model. The SE trim level adds simulated leather seating and a premium audio system. The top SEL trim level includes real leather seating, HID headlights, automatic climate control and keyless operation. All-wheel-drive is about a $2000 option on all trim levels. With pricing for the SE and SEL models in the low thirties, the Tiguan carries a premium price several thousand dollars higher than some of the alternatives.

What Changed:

Wolfsburg and Sport models added; R-Line and SE trim levels deleted.

Official Word:

Combining a 200-horsepower turbocharged engine with precision engineering, the Tiguan ups the bar for driving enjoyment in the compact SUV segment. Its solid construction, premium craftsmanship and upscale features add an element of refinement to the versatile vehicle. New for 2017 The 2017 Tiguan adds new trim lines and features that further enhance the model's value story. The trim order is now S, Wolfsburg, Sport, and SEL, with more standard content added across the line-up. The...Read.

Model/Trim/Package EL Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Tiguan S 2 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 FWD 20/24/22 43 $24,995
Tiguan S 4MOTION 2 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 AWD 20/24/22 39 $26,970
Tiguan Wolfsburg Edition 2 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 FWD 20/24/22 51 $30,095
Tiguan Wolfsburg Edition 4MOTION 2 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 AWD 20/24/22 47 $32,070
Tiguan Sport 2 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 FWD 20/24/22 49 $32,605
Tiguan Sport 4MOTION 2 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 AWD 20/24/22 45 $34,580
Tiguan SEL 4 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 FWD 20/24/22 51 $34,500
Tiguan SEL 4MOTION 4 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 AWD 20/24/22 47 $36,475

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