The all new 2018 VW Tiguan
The new Volkswagen Tiguan is making waves across the automotive industry. The ’18 Tiguan is a large compact crossover. That might sound like a bit of an oxymoron yet it characterizes the Tiguan quite well. If you are on the prowl for a tall-riding sport utility vehicle with an abundance of high-tech features, an affordable price and an enjoyable driving experience, the new Tiguan is for you.
What’s New for 2018?
This year’s version has more space, an incredibly quiet ride, improved fuel economy and few noticeable flaws. The rounded Tiguan aesthetic has been replaced by a much sharper and angular appearance with:
– A forceful-looking front end
– Stylish hood creases
– A low window line
Buyers love the fact that the new Tiguan’s warranty extends 6 years/72,000 miles and can even be transferred if the vehicle is sold down the road. This is an incredibly lengthy warranty that provides the peace of mind every driver deserves.
Tiguan Power and Performance
Pop the new Tiguan’s hood and you will find a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with:
– 2.0 liters
– 221 pound feet of torque
– 184 horses
This isn’t the most powerful engine yet it certainly propels the Tiguan’s 3,777 pounds with determination and authority. The engine is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Front wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available. Though the Tiguan is a fairly large and spacious vehicle, it does not fall short when it comes to fuel efficiency. The new Tiguan achieves 22 mpg in urban spaces and 27 mpg on highways.
The Tiguan boasts a third row to accommodate an additional two passengers. The back doors are especially wide, making it quite easy to fit those large loads. Cargo space has been significantly improved in the ’18 version of the Tiguan. The rear of the vehicle provides 37.6 cubic feet of space.
Bells and Whistles
The Tiguan has a fairly straightforward interior with easy-to-use electronics. The interior is highlighted by the following features:
– 8-inch center touchscreen (12.3 inches on SEL Premium models)
– Fender premium audio with six speakers
– USB port
– Dual-zone climate control
– Panoramic sunroof
– Power-adjustable driver’s seat
– Bluetooth connectivity
– Remote start
– Android Auto
– Apple CarPlay
Many auto experts are adamant the Tiguan tops its class when it comes to seat comfort. Drivers rave about the soft yet just-firm-enough first two rows of seats. Though the third row is also quite comfy, the initial two rows are worth writing home about. The back seats provide an abundance of leg room. Opt for the SE trim and you’ll enjoy synthetic leather seats.
Though the new Tiguan has not yet been rated for safety by independent or federal testers, this is a robust vehicle that will emerge from most collisions without compromising the well-being of passengers. The vehicle features the following safeguards:
– Traction and stability control
– Standard rearview camera
– All the standard airbags
– Post-collision braking system
Additional available safety features include:
– Blind-spot monitors
– Automatic emergency braking
– Surround-view camera system
– Active lane control
-Adaptive cruise control