While no major overhaul has been made to the design of
the Volkswagen Tiguan in the six years it’s been on the market, this crossover
still offers a remarkable design that seems to age like fine wine. The Tiguan comes
in five different trims: S, SE, SE with Appearance, SEL and R-Line. The base
model features 16” steel wheels, power accessories, 40/20/40-split reclining
seats, Bluetooth connectivity, trip computer and an eight-speaker audio system.
Upgradable trims offer desirable amenities that include vinyl upholstery,
heated and powered front seats, the VW Car-Net telematics GPS system, larger
wheels (17” and 18” alloy are available), backup camera, panoramic sunroof and
two-zone climate control that’s automatic. The premium R-Line trim adds things
like 19” alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension and body kit, LED running lights
and bi-xenon headlamps, amongst other classy options. A turbocharged 2.0-liter
four-cylinder engine delivers a punchy 200 horsepower with 207 pound-feet of
torque and a combined 21 mpg. Buyers can opt for extended warranty coverage
that tacks a few more years onto the standard 36-month/36,000-mile warranty that’s
currently offered by Volkswagen.