2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

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

Cons: Steep pricing on higher trim levels; firmer ride than some class competitors; not as much cargo room as some rivals

CG Says: For 2015, Volkswagen’s compact crossover SUV gets a few additional standard features (such as a rearview camera and satellite radio), and the R-Line model gets a new rear bumper. The entry-level S model no longer offers a manual transmission. The 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan offers the premium engineering, solid workmanship, sporty road manners, and upscale equipment levels expected of European brands–including VW. That’s why it costs more than most class rivals. European sourcing doesn’t help. At least the price penalty is somewhat offset by three years of no-cost scheduled maintenance. The entry-level S models offer the best dollar value without skimping on essentials, but a mid-line SE makes sense if you avoid the pricey navigation and sunroof features.

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 S: $26,255
S AWD: $28,230
SE: $28,250
SE AWD: $30,225
SEL: $33,590
SEL AWD: $35,565
R-Line: $37,650
R-Line AWD: $39,625

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
200
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26

Tiguan Front
2015 Volkswagen Tiguan