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Volkswagen Tiguan:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Volkswagen Tiguan side view
Volkswagen Tiguan angular front perspective
Volkswagen Tiguan angular rear perspective

Overview of the Volkswagen Tiguan

Learn about the Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan Summary

Since 2008, the Volkswagen Tiguan has led the field, offering a remarkably powerful four-cylinder engine for a fuel-efficient and lightweight, small SUV. Some have pointed out that the 2.0 L turbo engine in later models can be noisy when starting, but the resulting 200 hp can help you overlook it. The latest generation comes standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available. Depending on the model and trim line you choose, the Tiguan also has an impressive list of leading-edge tech features. This powerful, modern, sure-footed SUV has something for everyone.

Pros and cons of the Volkswagen Tiguan

  • All-wheel drive available
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission standard
  • High level of tech features available
  • Limited space in third row seats
  • Start/stop function can be slow to re-engage
  • 2.0L turbo engine can be noisy at start-up
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Volkswagen Tiguan

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Volkswagen Tiguan

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption10.5 - 11.5 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8 - 8.8 L/100km
  • Width1839 - 2099 mm
  • Length4701 - 4728 mm
  • Trunk space1064 - 1065 L
  • Cargo space2079 - 2081 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Volkswagen Tiguan

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Volkswagen Tiguan 2018 - 2023 is available in 7 trims:

Trendline trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Volkswagen Tiguan

Dimensions of the Volkswagen Tiguan

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20231688 mm2099 mm4728 mm
20221688 mm1839 mm4728 mm
20211659 mm1839 mm4701 mm
20201685 mm1839 mm4702 mm
20191659 mm1839 mm4701 mm
20181659 mm1839 mm4701 mm

Towing capacity of the Volkswagen Tiguan

Unbraked is when the trailer being towed does not have its own braking system. Braked is when the trailer being towed has its own braking system.
Braked and unbraked towing capacities
Exact values depend on trim choices.
2023680 kg680 kg
2022680 kg680 kg
2021680 kg680 kg
2020680 kg680 kg
2019680 kg680 kg
2018680 kg680 kg