2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

MSRP $26,255 - $39,625

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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan stands as an impressive, high-value SUV which aims to make your daily driving easy, by introducing comfort, refinement, and usability at an attractive price point. With a potent 2.0L engine on offer, the Tiguan does chug copious amounts of fuel fast, but returns impressive performance and great drivability in exchange. 

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Pros

Impressive Interior. 

Great Equipment List. 

Excellent Performance.

Cons

Poor Fuel Economy. 

Unimpressive Cargo Space. 

Dated Infotainment. 

What's New?

No major changes from 2014. 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$26255

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

110 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

200 hp @ 5100 rpm

torque

207 lb.-ft. @ 1700 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

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

dimensions

wheelbase

102.5 in.

length

174.5 in.

width

71.2 in.

height

67.1 in.

curb weight

3404 lbs.

ground clearance

7.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

95.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

56.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

2200 lbs.

payload capacity

1195 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.2 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/23/26 mpg

highway range

439.4 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

S$26,255 onwards

  • 16-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • Climatic manual front air conditioning
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Front passenger Lumbar support
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Seek-Scan Radio
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/Satellite

SE$28,250 onwards

  • 17-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Front passengers heated-cushion
  • Leatherette Seat trim

SEL$33,590 onwards

  • 18-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Dual zone automatic front air conditioning
  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Navigation system
  • Sliding and tilting glass Sunroof

R-Line$37,650 onwards

  • 19-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Rain sensing windsheild wiper

Colors and Styles

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan in Deep Black Pearl color
Deep Black Pearl

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

Ratings

Pricing and Features

9.0

Pricing and Feature

6.0

Features

7.5

Engine and Performance

8.3

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

8.5

Exterior

8.0

Safety

8.1

Competition

8.0

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.8

Overall Rating


The Volkswagen Tiguan competes with rivals such as the Honda CR-V, the Ford Escape, and the Mazda CX-5. In this review of the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan, we walk you through the pros and the cons, and help you decide whether it is worth your money or not. 


7.5/10
Features

8.3/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.5/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

8.1/10
Safety


2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Features

7.5/10

The 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan is offered in five different trims. The base Tiguan S starts at $26,255, offering immense value for the sticker price. You get all the basic features with the S to get your journeys comfortable and engaging. The SE trim upgrades your experience to include more comfort features. The SEL trim gets you even more luxuries and tech features for a small premium. The Following table sums up all the trims and features offered with the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan. 

Model

S

SE

SE + Appearance

SEL

SEL R-Line

MSRP

$26,255

$28,250

$31,260

$33,590

$37,650

Key Features

Cloth Upholstery

S Features, plus:

SE Features, plus:

SE Features, plus:

SEL Features, plus:

 

Heated Side Mirrors

Keyless Entry

18-inch Wheels

Navigation System

19-inch Alloy Wheels

 

Roof Rails

Leatherette Upholstery

Chrome Exterior Trims

Fender Audio System

Premium Leather Upholstery

 

Cruise Control

17-inch Alloy Wheels

Panoramic Sunroof

Premium Leather Upholstery

Adaptive Xenon Headlights

 

Xenon Lamps

Heated Front Seats

Integrated Fog Lights

Seats with Memory

Sport-Tuned Suspension

 

Trailer Hitch Point

Power Adjustable Seats

Keyless Ignition

Forward Collision Warning

Sport Body Kit

 

16-inch Alloy Wheels

Dual-Zone Climate Control

Power Recline

Surround View Camera

LED DRLs

We Recommend

If you’re considering taking a 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan home, we recommend getting a Tiguan SE. At a balanced price point, the SE trim offers several comfort and tech features to keep you comfortable and well entertained. There’s nothing needlessly fancy on offer, and the SE would offer a balance in terms of price and equipment.

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Engine and Performance

8.3/10

The 2015 model year Volkswagen Tiguan offers a 2.0L Inline-4 engine as the standard power unit. The engine is rated at a fairly respectable 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. The engine comes mated to a decent 6-speed automatic transmission, which unfortunately feels laggy and poorly optimized. 

The engine itself is impeccably refined, and offers excellent city-driving comfort. However, it gets annoyingly breathless on highways, and barely manages to keep up with faster cars passing by. The transmission feels lazy too, with the whole powertrain being well suited for city driving. The 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan sprints from 0 to 60 MPH in a tardy 8.2 seconds, which again, highlights the lethargy of the powertrain.

Models

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

2015 Honda CR-V

2015 Ford Escape

2015 Mazda CX-5

MSRP

$26,255

$21,210

$25,650

$21,545

Engine

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

1.6L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Manual 

Power 

200 hp @ 5,100 RPM

146 hp @ 6,000 RPM

178 hp @ 5,700 RPM

155 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque 

207 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM

146 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

184 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM

150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

0 to 60 MPH

8.2

7.3

6.0

8.5

Quarter Mile (Sec)

16.3

15.6

15.0

16.9

Top Speed (MPH)

127

114

139

125

Comparing the competition, the 2015 Ford Escape comes off as the quickest vehicle in the lot, thanks to the supremely optimized engine. The Ford also manages faster quarter-mile times. The Honda CR-V, on the other hand, offers the least power, showcasing a significant power deficit in comparison to the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan. The Ford Escape also offers the highest top speeds among the competitors. 

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan offers underwhelming mileage, and certainly is not the best in the segment. The 2015 model year Tiguan manages to return only 21 MPG in the city, while delivering an unacceptable 26 MPG on highways. The result is a combined EPA fuel efficiency of 23 MPG. The Tiguan also comes fitted with a 16.8-gallon fuel tank. This enables the SUV to traverse up to 436 miles on the highway without the need for refueling. 

Models

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

2015 Honda CR-V

2015 Ford Escape

2015 Mazda CX-5

MPG (City)

21

27

23

26

MPG (Highway)

26

32

32

35

MPG (Combined)

23

29

26

29

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

16.8

11.9

15.5

14.8

Driving Range (Miles)

352.8 / 436.8

321.3 / 380.8

356.5 / 496.0

385.2 / 518.3

Among the competition, the 2015 Honda CR-V comes off as the clear winner in terms of fuel economy, crushing the rivals in the combined, city and highway figures. This is not surprising, given that the Honda happens to offer the least powerful engine among the competition. However, the Volkswagen Tiguan comes with the largest fuel tank, while the Mazda CX-5 offers the highest driving range among the competition.

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior

8.5/10

The 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan offers a simple, but highly systematic interior design. Everything feels extremely well put together, and the cabin offers impressive driver ergonomics. The interior features metallic accents, such as those on the dashboard and on the lower end of the steering wheel, which adds a classy touch to the cabin. The hybrid gauge cluster features a small LCD that displays several driving parameters in real time. 

The seats feel sufficiently comfortable and well-bolstered, and come finished in premium-grade cloth. Higher trims fetch you nice leatherette seats with power adjustable settings. There’s also a choice of opting for dual-tone seats on the SEL trim. There’s plenty of passenger room in the cabin, along with practicality options such as cup holders, door bins and a cavernous glove compartment. All in all, the 2015 Tiguan scores well in the interior department. 

Models

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

2015 Honda CR-V

2015 Ford Escape

2015 Mazda CX-5

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.0/56.7/40.9

37.6/53.5/41.7

39.9/56.0/43.1

40.1/57.5/39

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.1/56.3/36.1

37.2/50.4/35.0

39.0/55.3/36.8

39.0/55.5/39.3

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.)

23.8

30.1

34.3

34.1

Comparing the competition, the 2015 Mazda CX-5 offers the most headroom at the front, while the Honda CR-V comes with the most legroom. In the second row, the Volkswagen Tiguan offers the greatest headroom, while the Mazda CX-5 comes with the most legroom. The Ford Escape offers the most cargo space among the competition, however, by a slim margin over the Mazda CX-5. Some highlight interior features offered with the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan include: 

  • Single-Zone Climate Control. 
  • 6-way Manually Adjustable Seats. 
  • Cloth Upholstery. 
  • Leather Steering Wheel.
  • Seatback Storages. 
  • Metallic Interior Inserts. 
  • Hybrid Gauge Cluster. 

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Infotainment System

The 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan is offered with a good deal of technological aids to keep your journeys interesting. However, the 2015 model year Tiguan features a dull 5.0-inch screen, which offers basic essentialsettings and applications. Music is channelled via a standard 4-speaker sound system, but getting the SEL trim fetches you a compelling 6-speaker Fender sound system. Bluetooth audio streaming is on offer, and the infotainment supports USB and Aux inputs as well. Some key infotainment features offered with the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan include:

  • 5.0-inch Dash-Mounted Display.
  • 4-Speaker Sound System. 
  • Fender Audio (SEL Trim).
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
  • Wireless Charging. 
  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming. 
  • In-Built Navigation System.

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Exterior

8.0/10

The 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan offers a sophisticated and refined aesthetic, while hosting the air of a premium SUV. The proportions are elegant, and the SUV looks clean and refined from any angle. Unlike many competitors in this segment, the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan is devoid of any unnecessary design elements, and sports a clean, dignified aesthetic. 

The font fascia features a bold grille, along with sharp headlights that feature smart-looking DRLs. The rear follows suit, featuring sharp yet refined taillights and a clean, composed aesthetic. The side profile gives the Tiguan the air of a vehicle larger than its class, while the modern-looking alloy wheels add to the class factor of the Tiguan’s exterior design.

Models

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

2015 Honda CR-V

2015 Ford Escape

2015 Mazda CX-5

Curb Weight (lbs) 

3,404

2,952

3,515

3,194

Length (inches) 

174.5

168.3

178.1

179.3

Width (inches)

71.2

69.6

72.4

72.4

Height (inches)

65.6

60.9

66.3

67.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

7.9

6.2

7.9

8.5

Wheelbase (inches)

102.5

101.2

105.9

106.3

Comparing the competition, the 2015 Ford Escape stands as the heaviest car in the lot, while the Honda CR-V weighs the least. The Mazda CX-5 measures the longest, while also being the widest in this comparison. The Mazda also stands the tallest, while also boasting the highest ground clearance among the rivals. The Honda CR-V hangs closest to the ground. The impressive Mazda CX-5 also offers the longest wheelbase, measuring 106.3 inches. Some highlight exterior features offered with the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan include:

  • Sliding Sunroof. 
  • 17-inch Alloy Wheels. 
  • Chrome Grille Surrounds.
  • Body-Colored Door Handles.
  • Power-Folding Mirrors.
  • LED Daytime Running Lights.
  • Xenon Auto-Headlight Cluster. 
  • 18-inch Wheels (SEL Trim)

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Safety

8.1/10

The 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan comes with an updated and impressive list of safety features. The 2015 model year Volkswagen Tiguan has been awarded with a 5-Star Safety Rating by the NHTSA, but the IIHS has acknowledged the sedan’s safety merit with an impressive “Good” score under most categories. Some key safety features now offered with the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan include:

  • Dual-Stage Airbags. 
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors.
  • LATCH Anchors. 
  • Rearview Camera.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring.
  • ESC and ABS.
  • Forward Collision Warning.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring. 
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Final Verdict

All in all, the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan stands as an impressive and refined commuter SUV. While the 2015 model year Tiguan lags behind in terms of fuel economy, the SUV truly makes up for the loss with impressive seating space, drivability, and long-term reliability. There’s a good deal of interior features, along with respectable cargo space and cabin practicality. The Tiguan also stands as an impressive looking SUV, and can fetch you a good price in terms of resale. We highly recommend considering the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan for your next purchase. 

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