2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Volkswagen is hoping to build on the growing demand for SUV 's in the market. The Weapon of Choice for Volkswagen is its All New 2019 Tiguan. The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan comes in a total of 10 Trims which includes both AWD and Front Wheel Drive Configurations. The 7 Seat configuration is available on the Front Wheel Drive configuration while the 5 Seat configuration is available only on the AWD variants.

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Pros

7 Seater Configuration Available

Smooth Ride Quality

Immense Passenger and Cargo Space

Best in Class Warranty Figures

Tech Loaded Intuitive Infotainment System

Cons

Engine lacks Punch

Fuel Thirsty Motor

What's New?

Enhanced EngineLED daytime Running lightsAttention AssistSeveral customizable options


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$24295

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

7

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

184 hp @ 4400 rpm

torque

221 lbs.-ft @ 1600 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

MQB

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

62.2/61.8

dimensions

wheelbase

109.8 in.

length

185.1 in.

width

72.4 in.

height

66.3 in.

curb weight

3721 lbs.

ground clearance

7.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

123.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

65.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

payload capacity

1135 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/29 mpg

highway range

443.7 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

6 yr. / 72000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr. / 72000 mi.

powertrain warranty

72 months. / 72000

corrosion warranty

7 yr. / 100000 mi.

roadside assistance

3 yr. / 36000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan in Cardinal Red Metallic color  2019 Volkswagen Tiguan in dark moss green metallic color  2019 Volkswagen Tiguan in Habanero Orange Metallic color  2019 Volkswagen Tiguan in Platinum Gray Metallic color
Cardinal Red Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan S

S

power
184 hp @ 4400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$24,295 - $25,595


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $24,295 MSRP (22/25/29) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 7
S 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $25,595 MSRP (21/24/29) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SE

SE

power
184 hp @ 4400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$26,695 - $27,995


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $26,695 MSRP (22/25/29) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 7
SE 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $27,995 MSRP (21/24/29) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL

SEL

power
184 hp @ 4400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$31,795 - $33,095


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $31,795 MSRP (22/25/29) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 7
SEL 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $33,095 MSRP (21/24/29) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL R-Line

SEL R-Line

power
184 hp @ 4400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$33,645 - $34,945


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SEL R-Line 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $33,645 MSRP (22/25/29) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 7
SEL R-Line 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $34,945 MSRP (21/24/29) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL R-Line Jet-Black

SEL R-Line Jet-Black

power
184 hp @ 4400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$33,695 - $34,995


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SEL R-Line Jet-Black 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $33,695 MSRP (22/25/29) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 7
SEL R-Line Jet-Black 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $34,995 MSRP (21/24/29) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium

SEL Premium

power
184 hp @ 4400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
24 combined

$37,195


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SEL Premium 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $37,195 MSRP (21/24/29) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line

SEL Premium R-Line

power
184 hp @ 4400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
24 combined

$38,895


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $38,895 MSRP (21/24/29) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

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2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback
8.4/10

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2019 Volkswagen Passat
8.0/10

Engine: 174 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L I-4

MPG: 29 combined

2019 Volkswagen Golf
N/A

Engine: 147 hp @ 5000 rpm, 1.4 L I-4

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2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
N/A

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6.4/10

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N/A

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MPG: 29 combined

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial July 16, 2019


The Tiguan has always been one of the top preferences for customers around the world who wanted a Tough, Rugged SUV that can do it all and be not heavy on the pocket. The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan aims to build on the same reputation with an updated Features list and subtle changes. Available in both Front Wheel Drive and All Wheel Drive configuration and as a 5 Seater/8 Seater configuration, the Tiguan gets a good set of features to match the rising competition from the segment.

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Features

7.5/10

Volkswagen has made some small changes in the Trims of the 2019 Tiguan. The Optional R-Line Trim makes its way into the 2019 as a separate Trim. Customers have an option to choose among the 10 Trims depending on whether they want an AWD setup or a Front Wheel Drive Setup.

Trims

S

SE

SEL

SEL R-Line

Price(2WD)

$24,295

$26,695

$31,795

$33,645

Price(4Motion)

$25,595

$27,995

$33,095

$34,945

Features

Powered Heated Side Mirrors

Adds/Upgrades these from "S"

Adds/Upgrades these from "SE"

Adds/Upgrades these from "SEL"

 

4 Wheel Independent Suspension and Active Control(only on AWD version)

Heated Windshield Washer Nozzles

Remote Opening and Closing Power Lift Gate with Remote Start

Power Tilting and Sliding panoramic Sunroof

 

Automatic Headlights

Dual Zone Climate Control

Park Distance Control

R-Line Front Bumper & Badging

 

LED Taillights

Leather Seating

Silver Roof Rails

Start-Stop System

 

17" Alloy wheels

17" 2 Tone Alloy

18" Alloy Wheels

19"Alloy Wheels

 

Illuminated Glove Box and Black Roof Rails

Keyless Access with Push button Start

Fog Lights with low Speed Corner Illuminating Feature

2nd Row AC Vents

 

Color Multi-Function Display

2 Front USB and 1 Rear USB Port

Adaptive Cruise Control

VW Car-Net Guide with SiriusXM Travel Link Subscription

 

Multi-Function Steering Wheel

Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

Volkswagen Digital Cockpit

 
 

Front Center Armrest with Storage Area

Forward Collision Warning Auto Emergency Brake

Volkswagen Car-Net Security with 6 Months Trial Subscription

 
 

6 Way Manually Adjustable Front Seats

10 Way Power Adjust Driver Seats with Lumbar Support

8" Touchscreen Navigation System with all features from "SE" Trim

 
 

7 Seat Configuration

Blind Spot Monitor

   
 

40/20/40 split folding 2nd Row

Heated Front Seats

   
 

6.5" Colored Touchscreen Sound System with AM,FM, VW Car-Net App Connect, Bluetooth, USB

8" Color Touchscreen Infotainment System with Proximity Sensor, SiriusXM and Voice Control with Pedestrian Monitoring

   
 

Rear View Camera and Rear Traffic Alert

     
 

3 12V Power Outlets

     

 

Trims

SEL Premium with 4Motion

SEL Premium R-Line with 4Motion

Price

$37,195

$38,895

Features

Adds/Upgrades these from "SEL R-Line"

Adds/Upgrades these from SEL Premium

 

Adaptive Front Lighting System

Heated Side Mirrors

 

Hands Free Open and Close lift Gate

Leather Seating Surfaces

 

19-inch 5 Spoke Gray Alloy Wheels

20" Alloy Wheels

 

Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers

R Line Front Badging and Bumper

 

Automatic LED Headlights with High Beam Control

 

 

Side Mirrors with Memory Function

 

 

Heated Lower Windshield

 

 

Auto Dimming Inside Rearview Mirror

 

 

Interior Ambient Lighting

 

 

3 Position Memory Function for Driver's Seat

 

 

Overhead View Camera

 

 

Fender Premium Audio System

 

 

Rear Traffic Alert with Lane Keeping System

 

 

Blind Spot Monitor

 

The SEL Premium Trim packs in a lot of Premium Features with itself while the R-Line adds Sportiness to the overall design of the Tiguan. The 7 Seater Configurations are available only in the FWD trim and all trims of the Tiguan come standard with Apple Car Play and Android Auto.

Trim to Choose

The SEL Trim offers a lot of Convenience Features for its price and would suit perfect most people, who wouldn't want the best Lighting Tech or Audio System. For People wanting a Tech Laden SUV, the SEL Premium trim will fit the bill well.

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Engine

The engine delivers a generally flaccid response when you hit the gas -Cars.USNews.com

Engine and Transmission

Since its facelift in 2018, VW has persisted with its famed 2.0L Turbocharged Stratified Injection (TSI) Intercooled motor that generates 184hp and 221ft-lbs of Torque.

The Motor is very refined and doesn't feel stressed even when pushed to the limits. The TSI motor generates class leading Torque while the power Figure ranks among the best in the segment.

We particularly like the 4 Motion AWD technology offered in the Tiguan that makes it a Capable Off-Roader. The 4 Motion equipped Tiguans however tradeoff there Off Road Credentials with Performance as the heft of the 4WD system reduces the overall Performance.

Models

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 Sport

Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Kia Sorento L

Nissan Rogue S

GMC Terrain SL

Subaru Forester 2.5i

Ford Escape S suv

Mitsubishi Outlander ES suv

MSRP

$25,190

$24,795

$25,345

$25,345

$26,545

$26,980

$25,795

$26,195

$24,295

$25,100

$25,690

Engine

2.0L I4 Intercooled TSI

1.5L I4 Turbocharged

2.4L I4 i-VTEC

2.5L I4

2.4L I4

2.4L I4

2.5L i4

1.5L i4 Turbo Gas/Ethanol

2.5L Flat 4

2.5L i4 Regular Unleaded

2.4L i4

Transmission

8 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

CVT

6 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

CVT

9 Speed automatic

CVT

6 Speed automatic

Continuously variable automatic

Horsepower

184hp@ 4400rpm

170hp@ 5600rpm

184hp@ 6400rpm

187hp@ 6000rpm

185hp@ 6000rpm

185hp@ 6000rpm

170hp@ 6000rpm

170hp@ 5600rpm

182hp@ 5800 rpm

168 hp@ 6000rpm

166 hp@ 6000rpm

Torque

221ft-lbs@ 1600 rpm

203ft-lbs@ 2000rpm

180ft-lbs@ 3900rpm

186ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

178ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

178ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

175ft-lbs@ 4400rpm

203ft-lbs@ 2000rpm

176ft-lbs@ 4400rpm

170 ft-lbs@ 4500rpm

162 ft-lbs@ 4200rpm

Transmission duties are performed by an 8 Speed Automatic Transmission that comes with a Tip Tronic functionality. The Transmission is smooth in operation but the Turbo Lag from the 2.0L motor, somewhat makes the Transmission a bit Sluggish to respond at times.

Acceleration

As with the Case of any Turbocharged Motor in the World, the Volkswagen Tiguan isn't the most fastest to take off the line. This is because of 2 simple reasons.

Firstly, the Turbocharger unit starts providing its Boost once the Motor revs past 1600rpm before which, it offers a lot of Turbo Lag.

Secondly, the Tiguan's weight doesn't make the SUV feel agile or eager to respond to any throttle inputs as quickly as one would expect from an SUV of this class.

Models

Volkswagen Tiguan S suv

Ford Escape S suv

Mitsubishi Outlander ES suv

Chevrolet Equinox L suv

Honda CR-V LX suv

Mazda CX-5 SPORT suv

Hyundai Santa Fe SE suv

Kia Sorento L suv

Nissan Rogue S suv

GMC Terrain SL suv

Subaru Forester suv

0-60 MPH

N/A

7.1 sec

N/A

N/A

7.7 sec

8.7 sec

8.9 sec

7.3 sec

N/A

6.8 sec

9.6 sec

Quarter mile

N/A

16.7 sec

N/A

N/A

16 sec

16.7 sec

16.7 sec

N/A

N/A

15.4 sec

17.3 sec

Engine

2.0L i4

2.5L i4 Regular Unleaded

2.4L i4

1.5L I4 Turbocharged

2.4L I4 i-VTEC

2.5L I4

2.4L I4

2.4L I4

2.5L I4

1.5L I4 Turbocharged

2.5L flat4

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3721

3552

3329

3274

3307

3541

3591

3810

3456

3449

3499

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

7.7

7.3

6.5

6.3

N/A

6.3

N/A

N/A

6.1

N/A

N/A

Ride and Handling

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan comes standard with front-wheel drive while the 4Motion all-wheel drive is available in all trims as an option except for the top 2 trims where it is standard. The 4motion AWD drastically improves performance on wet road conditions or on roads "not taken".

The Ride is comfortable courtesy of a good suspension tuning from Volkswagen while the road noise and exterior noise is very well contained.

There is a little amount of body roll when the Tiguan is made to tackle corners fast but this is a feature, exhibited by other SUV's of the segment as well.

Braking

The Brakes of the 2019 VW Tiguan offer good stopping power and do well to make the Beefy SUV come to a halt in very little time.

When it comes to brake pedal feel however, we feel that the pedals feel a tad bit softer as compared to other VW Cars but they do the Job well in under most conditions.

Model

Volkswagen Tiguan S suv

Ford Escape S suv

Mitsubishi Outlander ES suv

Chevrolet Equinox L suv

Honda CR-V LX suv

Mazda CX-5 SPORT suv

Hyundai Santa Fe SE suv

Kia Sorento L suv

Nissan Rogue S suv

GMC Terrain SL suv

Subaru Forester suv

Brake Front (in.)

13.4

12.8

11.6

N/A

11.1

11.7

12.6

12.6

11.7

11.6

11.8

Brake Rear (in.)

11.8

12

11.9

N/A

10.2

11.9

12

12

11.5

11.2

11.3

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

112

N/A

N/A

115

136

130

N/A

N/A

130

129

We don't have the 60-0 figures of the 2019 Tiguan but considering the numbers of last year (134Ft), we feel that the Tiguan will have similar timings. The Honda CR-V with its rugged construction has the best feel and performance from the Brakes while the Mazda ranks first from the bottom.

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Fuel Economy

While the 2019 VW Tiguan offers Class Leading Torque and Power, the downside is that all this performance comes at the price of Gas MPG.

The Thirsty Engine and the Hefty weight of the Tiguan can be held responsible for the "Ordinary" Fuel Economy figures and the low Fuel Tank Capacity doesn't helps the Tiguan's cause as well.

Model

Volkswagen Tiguan S suv

Ford Escape S suv

Mitsubishi Outlander ES suv

Chevrolet Equinox L suv

Honda CR-V LX suv

Mazda CX-5 SPORT suv

Hyundai Santa Fe SE suv

Kia Sorento L suv

Nissan Rogue S suv

GMC Terrain SL suv

Subaru Forester suv

MPG (city)

22

21

25

26

26

25

22

22

26

26

26

MPG (highway)

29

29

30

32

32

31

29

29

33

32

30

MPG (combined)

25

24

27

28

28

28

25

25

29

28

28

Range (city/highway)

(miles)

337 / 444

330/455

415/498

387 / 477

364 / 448

370 / 459

414 / 545

414 / 545

377 / 479

387.4/447

431.6/547.8

Tank Capacity (gal)

15.3

 

15.7

16.6

14.9

14.0

14.8

18.8

18.8

14.5

14.9

14.9

The Nissan Rogue offers the Best Fuel Economy in the Segment but it compromises on overall performance. The Subaru Forester has the Best range courtesy of its good mileage and a decent tank capacity.

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior

8.0/10

"The Tiguan's interior is classically Volkswagen, which is to say that it is simple and functional but not particularly stylish or rich" -Caranddriver.com

Ergonomics and Comfort

The Cabin inside the Volkswagen Tiguan has to rank among the best in class in terms of the Build Quality. All buttons have been properly placed while there are no inconsistencies in design or panel gaps.

The Volkswagen Tiguan, despite its seemingly compact looking dimensions offers good amount of Space inside for Passengers.

There is good amount of Legroom and Shoulder Room while the Head Room will be adequate for most passengers except the taller ones. The Second Row in the Tiguan is particularly suited for Long Rides as the Space offered is immense to stretch your legs or relax your muscles.

Model

Volkswagen Tiguan S suv

Ford Escape S suv

Mitsubishi Outlander ES suv

Chevrolet Equinox L suv

Honda CR-V LX suv

Mazda CX-5 SPORT suv

Hyundai Santa Fe SE suv

Kia Sorento L suv

Nissan Rogue S suv

GMC Terrain SL suv

Subaru Forester suv

Passenger capacity

7

5

7

5

5

5

5

7

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.6/57.0/40.2

39.9/55.9/43.1

40.6/56.4/40.9

40.0/57.2/40.9

40.1/57.9/41.3

39.7/57.1/41.0

41.2/59.1/44.1

39.5/59.1/44.1

41.6/56.6/43.0

41.2/58.2/43.3

40.0/57.2/40.9

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.1/55.9/36.5

39.0/55.2/37.3

38.4/56.0/37.3

38.5/55.5/39.7

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.0/54.8/39.6

39.2/58.3/40.9

39.3/58.0/39.4

38.5/55.9/37.9

39.6/57.2/39.4

38.5/55.6/39.7

The Seats in the Volkswagen Tiguan offer good bolstering and support while providing adequate cushioning. The Seats have been cushioned in ways such that the Body doesn't feel tired or sore after long hours of sitting inside the same.

Infotainment

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan comes with a plethora of features, to keep you entertained on your long weekend drives or office commutes. The Infotainment System Screen comes in two sizes namely a 6.5" and an 8" unit depending on the trim you choose. The Unit is extremely simple to use, gives good feedback to user inputs and offers a Lag Free experience.

These are the list of Features available from the infotainment system of the 2019 Tiguan

  • Android Auto and Apple Car Play Compatibility
  • 8/6.5" Touchscreen Infotainment System with Navigation
  • SiriusXM Radio and Travel Link with 3 Months Subscription
  • VW Car Net App Connect with Voice Control
  • FM/AM Radio connectivity
  • USB Connectivity and Charging ports
  • Bluetooth Telephony and Connectivity to Multiple devices
  • VW Digital Cockpit

Interior Features

As expected from an SUV of this category, Volkswagen has bundled the 2019 Tiguan with a host of Interior Features. We have already discussed about the features inside the Infotainment System above and will now be enlisting some of the Important Interior Features.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System
  • Auto Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror
  • Overhead View camera and Rear View Camera
  • Power Adjustable Driver Seats with Memory Function
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Heated Leather Front Seats
  • Keyless Access with Push Button Start
  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • 40/20/40 Split 2nd Row Seats

Cargo Capacity

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan offers 12 cu ft. of Cargo Storage Space with its 3rd Row up and 37.6 cu ft. in its 5 Seater Avatar.

This means that there is no shortage of Space for Carrying big suitcases or Carry Bags or Camping Equipment inside the Tiguan.

Model

Ford Escape S suv

Volkswagen Tiguan S suv

Mitsubishi Outlander ES suv

Chevrolet Equinox L suv

Honda CR-V LX suv

Mazda CX-5 SPORT suv

Hyundai Santa Fe SE suv

Kia Sorento L suv

Nissan Rogue S suv

GMC Terrain SL suv

Subaru Forester suv

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

34.0

37.6

10.3

29.9

39.2

30.9

35.9

11.3

39.3

35.4

29.6

For added utility and Practicality, the Tiguan's second row can be folded down which liberates even higher storage space.

In terms of In Cabin storage space, there are plenty of Bottle Holders and Cubby holes inside the Tiguan's Cabin. Passengers will also be happy with the amount of Storage Compartments in the Cabin of the Tiguan which are present under the Armrests and the Dashboard.

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Exterior

It may not be the boldest compact crossover SUV, but the 2019 Tiguan has clean, simple lines that will age well -TheCarConnection.com

Design

The Exterior Design of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV won't win any Fashion Contests or Style Awards. That being said, the Tiguan does look Handsome from all angles with its Precise Lines and well put together body.

There are no Panel Gaps and Inconsistencies in design of the exterior and the Tiguan has to be one of the Best Build SUV's in the segment.

Exterior Dimensions

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan on sale in the US today has a good road presence courtesy of its dimensions.

The SUV isn't the smallest in the Class and looks big courtesy of its sheer size.

The SUV doesn't look compact from any dimension and this translates into good interior space for the passengers and the Cargo Area.

Model

Volkswagen Tiguan S suv

Ford Escape S suv

Mitsubishi Outlander ES suv

Chevrolet Equinox L suv

Honda CR-V LX suv

Mazda CX-5 SPORT suv

Hyundai Santa Fe SE suv

Kia Sorento L suv

Nissan Rogue S suv

GMC Terrain SL suv

Subaru Forester suv

Curb weight (lbs.)

3721

3552

3329

3274

3307

3541

3591

3810

3456

3449

3499

Length(in)

185.1

178.1

184.8

183.1

180.6

179.1

187.8

189.0

184.5

182.1

182.3

Width(in)

72.4

72.4

71.3

72.6

73.0

72.5

74.4

74.4

72.4

71.5

72.4

Height(in)

66.3

66.3

67.3

65.4

66.1

66.2

66.1

66.3

66.3

68.1

65.4

Ground clearance (in)

7.9

7.8

8.5

N/A

7.8

7.5

N/A

7.3

7.8

8.7

6.9

Wheelbase (in)

109.8

105.9

105.1

107.3

104.7

106.2

108.9

109.4

106.5

105.1

107.3

Track width (in) F/R

62.2/61.8

61.5/61.6

60.6/60.6

62.2/62.2

62.9/63.5

62.8/62.8

64.3/64.7

64.3/64.7

62.8/62.8

61.6/61.8

62.2/62.2

The 109.8 inches of ground clearance in the Volkswagen Tiguan is the biggest in this comparison. This results in good Water Wading Abilities and confidence while going over speed bumps or rocks/ small boulders while off-roading.

Exterior Features

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan has a good set of Exterior Features which is in line with the other Volkswagens present in the US. The R-Line Trim and the other trims of the Tiguan have small exterior differences between them. Other Features include

  • Adaptive Front Lighting System
  • R-Line Front Bumper on R-Line models
  • Hands Free open and close Tailgate
  • Heated Wind Shield Nozzles
  • Park Distance Control
  • 4 Wheel Independent Suspension
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Heated Side Mirrors with Memory
  • Automatic LED Headlamps and Tail Lamps
  • Fog Lamps with corner illuminating features

There are other features like different size Alloy wheels as per the Variant chosen, Coming/Leaving Home Assist and others, that adds to the practicality of the Tiguan.

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Safety

The Tiguan has been one of the Most Safest SUV's in the segment. For the 2019 iteration as well, VW is leaving no stones unturned in offering all the Safety Features that are being offered in the other SUV's of the Segment.

Some of those features include

  • ABS with ESC and Anti Slip Regulation
  • Electronic Differential Locking and Engine Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Intelligent Crash Response System
  • Side Curtain, Front and Thorax Airbags
  • Seatbelts with Pre Tensioners and Load Limiters

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Competition

Volkswagen Tiguan vs Honda CR-V

There is no denying the Fact that the Honda CR-V is one of the Best SUV's in the segment. It flaunts an easy to understand infotainment system and best in class storage space. The CR V additionally has a rich lodge that offers two lines of seating and has enough space to oblige grown-ups. The Tiguan however is Big on Power and the 4Motion AWD makes it, a better proposition on the road less taken.

Volkswagen Tiguan vs Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is one of the most Sportiest SUV's in the segment. The Mazda offers one of the Best 2nd Row Seating arrangement in the class as well. When it comes to the off road ability, both the SUV's are nearly matched and have potent 4WD systems. The Volkswagen Tiguan scores high on the Infotainment System it has on offer and offers the added ability of Carrying 7 people on board.

Volkswagen Tiguan vs Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox is the American Answer to what is essentially a market dominated by European, Korean and Japanese SUV's. The Equinox offers good fuel efficiency and way more space in the Interior for both the 1st Row and 2nd Row of passengers. The VW Tiguan however has lot more power on tap and has the ability to ferry 7 people. The Tiguan also feels the better built among the 2 and the 4Motion AWD system makes it the better SUV among the 2 for off-roading.

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Final Verdict

With The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, Volkswagen has tried to present to customers an SUV, which has the potential to do it all. The Tiguan has a very powerful engine that offers Huge Torque and an AWD system that can do serious off-roading. The Tiguan offers probably the Best Build Quality both in the Interiors and Exteriors which will probably last longer than Most SUV's in this comparison "Combined".

Hence, if Fuel Economy isn't your Top Priority and Power, Practicality and Function is important to you more than anything else, the VW Tiguan is an SUV that should be on your Bucket List as an option that you should probably go for.