Updated March 29, 2022
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The Volkswagen Tiguan (German pronunciation: [ˈfɔlksˌvaːgn̩ ˈtiːɡu̯aːn]) is a compact crossover SUV produced by the German automaker Volkswagen. Introduced in 2007, it was the Volkswagen brand’s second crossover SUV model after the Touareg. The first generation is based on the PQ46 platform, while the second generation, released in 2016, utilizes the Volkswagen Group MQB platform.
The name Tiguan is a portmanteau of the German words Tiger (“tiger“) and Leguan (“iguana“) and won a naming contest by German car magazine publisher Auto Bild—from a field of names that also included Namib, Rockton, Samun and Nanuk.
As of the spring of 2020, six million units had been sold worldwide, with 910,926 units manufactured in 2019 alone. This makes the Tiguan the best-selling car overall in the Volkswagen Group. It is also the best selling SUV in Europe.
— Source Wikipedia
- Official Page – Volkswagen Tiguan
- Price: Starts at $32,995 CAD
- Comparable to: Volvo XC40, BMW X3
- Maintenance costs: Approximately $7,644 over 10 years.
REVIEWS AND IMPRESSIONS
We have put together as many Audi e-tron reviews and impressions as we could find. Each finds a way to touch upon something that the others missed. If you are serious about the e-tron then these videos are worth the time.
- Autotrader: 7.6 / 10
- Kelley Blue Book Review
- Car and Driver Review
- Edmunds Review
- USNews Review
- JD Power Review
- Motortrend Review
OUR SCORE: 78
SCORES BY PUBLICATION:
Autotrader.ca: 7.6 / 10
Kelley Blue Book: 4.0 / 5
USNews: 8.0 / 10
Edmunds: 7.6 / 10
J.D. Power: 76 / 100
Car and Driver: 9.5 / 10
Motortrend: 7.1 / 10
Carbuyer (UK): 3.6 / 5
What the critics have to say…
The compact SUV segment is full of good options, but one of our favorites is the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan, which is one of the most well-rounded choices. It’s handsomely styled, well-equipped, and practical.Car and Driver
HOW DOES IT DRIVE?
The turbocharged engine is reasonably strong. We tested a front-wheel-drive Tiguan and it accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds, which is average for a small three-row SUV. But the Tiguan has a problem deploying its power smoothly and is somewhat prone to both underreacting and overreacting to moderate requests for more power. This makes it occasionally difficult to accelerate smoothly.Edmunds
IS IT RELIABLE AND HIGH QUALITY?
Is the Volkswagen Tiguan Reliable?
The 2022 VW Tiguan has a predicted reliability score of 76 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.
Volkswagen Tiguan Warranty
Volkswagen covers the Tiguan with a four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.
HOW COMFORTABLE IS IT?
With a ride that borders on plush, it’s clear Volkswagen made comfort a priority with the Tiguan. Sharp bumps are nicely rounded off, and the highway ride manages to float over imperfections while maintaining very good body control. Even larger potholes are absorbed without much notice.Edmunds
WHAT IS THE INTERIOR LIKE?
The Tiguan’s interior is classically Volkswagen, which is to say that it is simple and functional but not particularly stylish or rich. Others offer more legroom in the second row, but the Tiguan is one of the only vehicles in the class that can be had with seating for seven. The Tiguan comes standard with cloth seating and partial power adjustment for the front seats.Car and Driver
WHAT IS THE TECHNOLOGY LIKE?
Our test vehicle was equipped with the 8-inch touchscreen. It has a neat feature that automatically displays some virtual buttons on the screen when your hand gets close to the screen. But for the price, the features seemed a bit thin, with no navigation and only the most basic information offered for vehicle status and various audio displays.Edmunds
WHAT IS THE CARGO SPACE LIKE?
With just 12 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, the Tiguan simply can’t be a hauling vehicle when the third row is in use. With the third row folded, the Tiguan’s cargo measurements put it about in the middle of this class for raw space. With all the seats folded, we fit 19 of our carry-on boxes in the Tiguan, less than we stuffed inside key rivals including the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue.Car and Driver
IS THIS VEHICLE A GOOD VALUE?
If you’re willing to pay for the extra versatility a third row of seating provides, the Tiguan can represent a fairly good bargain in the compact SUV segment. The materials and features don’t always match what some rivals offer, but the Tiguan’s overall look and style are premium and modern.Edmunds
IS THE Tiguan A GOOD SUV?
Yes, the VW Tiguan is a good vehicle. This SUV has spry handling, a well-mannered ride, a large cargo hold, and plenty of features. It’s also one of the only models in the class that can be had with third-row seating. However, it has a few downsides. Its fuel economy ratings are subpar for a compact SUV, and the aforementioned third row is tight. Additionally, its infotainment system can be hard to use, and acceleration is lackluster.USNews
SHOULD I BUY THE Tiguan?
If you want a small SUV with a third row for occasional use, the Volkswagen Tiguan is a good pick. It’s a gentle cruiser with composed handling too. Still, there are several appealing vehicles in the class, so you may want to consider the Mazda CX-5, the Honda CR-V, or the Hyundai Tucson.USNews
THE FINAL WORD
If you like the look, functionality and minimalism of a Volkswagen then you are in the right place. It’s worth looking at other options though, as this segment is full of great choices.