The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan builds has a fun-to-drive character with a redesign engineered to meet the needs of customers, with a more sophisticated and spacious interior, flexible seating, and high-tech infotainment and available driver-assistance features.
The Tiguan marks an evolution in Volkswagen's clean and timeless design DNA, with modern lines and a refined appearance. The platform allows for a wider, lower stance than the current model; the combination of this with sharper character lines and the vehicle's LED lighting has already garnered several European design awards.
The exterior design of Tiguan also emphasizes its rugged utility. The front bumper, for instance, is similar to the European model's off-road package, complementing the Tiguan's available 4Motion all-wheel-drive system with a 26-degree approach angle. Other indications of its off-road capability are a 23-degree departure angle and 7.9 inches of ground clearance.
Roof rails are standard, allowing outdoors enthusiasts to upgrade the vehicle with accessories such as bike, kayak, and ski carriers. The Tiguan has a lower lift-in height for the tailgate, making it easier to load, no matter what cargo you're carrying. The available towing hitch can be used to pull up to 1,500 pounds.
The Tiguan's entire interior has been rethought and refreshed, but the versatility of its seating is what sets it apart from the competition. In front-wheel-drive Tiguan models, three rows of seating are standard. In two-row models, Tiguan supplies a generous 37.6 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 73.5 cu.-ft. in all.
The all-new Tiguan is powered by the most advanced version of Volkswagen's EA888 four-cylinder engine. The turbocharged and direct-injection engine has 184 horsepower that kicks in at 4,400 rpm and maintains its output until 6,000 rpm. Maximum torque of 221 lb-ft is achieved at 1,600 to 4,300 rpm.