2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited

Pros: Car-like ride and handling quality; high-quality cabin materials and finishing; comfortable passenger accommodations; simple, user-friendly controls

Cons: Firmer ride than some class competitors; not as much cargo room as some rivals; aging basic design means Tiguan’s features aren’t as up-to-date as most compact SUV competitors

CG Says: The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited is a continuation of the previous-generation Tiguan. A new, larger Tiguan with an available with a third-row seat debuted for 2018 (see separate report) and the old version carries on as a smaller, lower-cost alternative. A few Tiguan Limiteds were sold as 2017 models. Tiguan Limited is a crossover compact SUV with seating for five. The Tiguan Limited has a 200-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Tiguan Limited offers the premium engineering, solid workmanship, and sporty road manners expected of European brands. But its basic platform dates back to the 2009 model year. Most of the Tiguan Limited’s competitors offer more up-to-date designs, powertrain choices that offer better fuel economy, and cutting-edge safety features that aren’t available here. The Tiguam Limited lacks many comfort and technology features, but its low price and compact size should appeal to some buyers.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Volkswagen
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices Base: $23,150
AWD Base: $25,125

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
200
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-26

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguam Limited
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 3
60%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - 4
80%

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