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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan


City 21 - 22 MPG Hwy 27 MPG

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Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.8
Exterior 4.9
Interior 4.9
Comfort 4.9
Performance 4.6
Reliability 4.6
Cheaply Made and Overpriced

by kmiller102 from Chicago, IL | October 15, 2019

This car is cramped and overpriced. I have had to bring it in multiple times for chintzy hardware and decals that just seem to flake off. This was my first time going with a VW and I am not impressed. They really tried but missed the mark on the quality here. Even the seat belts rattle around and make a ton of noise.

Great car for a great price!

by Matt M from Wildwood Crest, NJ | August 22, 2019

The car is beautiful on both inside and out. I was hesitant at first that the interior space wouldn’t be big enough, but after I saw in person I was extremely impressed. Though it’s a midsize SUV, the spacious room in the back row and trunk exceeded my expectations!

2018 Tiguan SEL Common Sense Vehicle

by SteveM from Schaumburg, IL | August 11, 2019

My wife and I travel from the Chicago area to the Wisconsin peninsula every other week and this vehicle meets our needs in terms of handling / space & fuel economy. We recently purchased it as a Certified Used car from a VW dealer and have out about 1500 miles on it. Some observations: The Navigation is excellent in that the maps are clear and easy to read. The audio is is very good also. The rear view camera is very clear. The blind spot indicator is small and somewhat difficult to see during the day as it is located in the side mirrors. Wish there was an indicator on the dash and a warning sound. The outside mirrors definitely have a blind spot and I'm thinking of getting an additional mirror. The drivers seat is a bit stiff but satisfactory. I'm getting excellent gas mileage - averaging close to 28 or better using regular gas. My current tank is getting close to 450 miles. Very good storage area in the rear. Significant leg room for the rear seat. My biggest annoyance is the manner in which the turbo kicks in during city driving. When you start there is a pause and then a bit of a push which is not very linear as opposed to my 2013 Tiguan. Note though that I didn't use sport mode for stop and go city driving - which could've been better. I had no problem passing someone on a single lane road and I had 4 adults in the car. I find the interior very quiet also. Overall I'm very pleased and would recommend that this car be on a short list for anyone looking for a very good SUV. The Certified VW program offers excellent value and a very good warranty.

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Overview

It's been a long time coming, but a redesigned 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has landed in the U.S. at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Volkswagen Tiguan compact SUV is overdue for a freshening and it arrives in a big way. Bigger, in fact, than the European version that's already on sale. The U.S.-market Tiguan comes with an extended wheelbase compared with the overseas version and the extra length makes room for an available third row.

New for 2018
The 2018 version measures 185.2 inches long, 10.7 inches longer than the outgoing Tiguan. It's similar in size to the Nissan Rogue (184.5 inches) and Kia Sorento (187.4 inches) and they also have available third rows. Volkswagen maintains there's a little edge built into the Tiguan with a 26-degree approach angle for off-roading.

The Tiguan's interior design is nearly identical to the GTE Active Concept and the European Tiguan. The extra wheelbase and length are good for up to 57 percent more cargo room than the current model. The second row slides fore/aft 7 inches and folds in a 40/20/40 split. Third-row seating is standard on front-wheel-drive models and optional on all-wheel-drive versions.

Volkswagen's Digital Cockpit is an available reconfigurable instrument display that can show navigation information between the traditional speedometer and tachometer gauges. Keeping up with the technology theme is standard mobile integration for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which mirror navigation, phone and streaming music to the VW's multimedia display. Optional equipment includes heated front seats, heated steering wheel, foot-activated power tailgate and panoramic sunroof.

Under the Hood
Power comes from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine making 184 horsepower and 221 pounds-feet of torque, which pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and Volkswagen's 4Motion with Active Control all-wheel drive with four driver-selectable modes for on- and off-road driving is optional.

The 2018 Tiguan takes its safety content up a notch with the addition of an available forward collision warning system with automatic braking, a popular feature that the Tiguan has been lacking. Other optional safety features are a blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist and an automatic post-collision braking system that automatically brakes after a collision