The 2018 VW Tiguan provides the expected driving experience and refinement of a German-made crossover SUV. The Tiguan is Volkswagen’s smaller SUV, slotting in below the Touareg. It’s on the small side for a compact two-row crossover, but it performs well and is wrapped in conservative styling that has aged gracefully. However, the Tiguan is not stunning or exceptional in any way. It won’t win any awards for its interior packaging, price tag, or tech features.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Exterior and Interior Design
The exterior sheetmetal is reminiscent of a taller version of a VW Golf. It has clean lines but is a little unexciting in this segment. Larger wheels offered on the upper trims help the Tiguan look a little tougher than a smaller hatchback. Stylistically, the second generation Tiguan features sharper lines and creases. Volkswagen Tiguan will be equipped with dual LED headlights, while, at least in Europe, LED tail lights will be standard across the range.
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact crossover SUV that seats five people, which mean cargo capacity Tiguan has grown. Standard equipment on the Tiguan among others cruise control, air-conditioning, heated front seats, a tilt and telescoping leather wrapped steering wheel, a sliding and reclining backseat, “V-Tex” premium vinyl upholstery, a rearview camera, a 5 inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring standards, audio connectivity, an eight speaker sound system with a CD player, auxiliary audio jack, a USB port and a media player interface.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Price and Release Date
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is one of three new for 2018 compact SUVs, following a 2017 model year that brought us four redesigns. The completely redesigned Tiguan will arrive to dealership lots across the country this summer. Official 2018 Tiguan pricing will start at $26,245 including destination and will range up to $38,450.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Engine Specs and Performance
The new Volkswagen will be offered from the start sales with the choice of two turbocharged 2.0 litre four cylinder engines, although others are planned to follow as production of the second-generation model is ramped up at Volkswagen’s main factory. At the core of the Tiguan’s engine range will be a line up of efficient diesels. The entry level diesel option is a 114 bhp 1.6 litre unit, while a trio of 2.0 litre units with outputs of 148 bhp, 178 bhp and 217 bhp are also available 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan.