The 2017 Tiguan is going to be a little more proportioned than the previous models. Not only technically, but also financially. The previous Tiguans were considered to be pricy in their class, especially compared to the Honda and Ford cross-overs. With the Tiguan Volkswagen has tried to upgrade exterior, interior, engine, and technological features. By decreasing the price the Tiguan will be a bigger competitor within the small SUV segment, also because it offers seven seats. Did they manage to do this? Read on and decide for yourself if the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan will get its money’s worth.
As stated earlier, the 2017 Tiguan is technically more proportioned than its predecessor. The 2016 Tiguan had a high chassis compared to the position of the tires. However, the 2017 Tiguan is more locked on to the tires. This has resulted in getting rid of the “tippy toe” look. While losing height, the car has gained width and length, meaning more interior space for the backseat passengers and more cargo capacity. Volkswagen will release a different model in the United States and in China. This will feature a longer chassis, since this is more regular on these markets.
The face of the car looks very different from the previous Volkswagen VW Tiguan model. This is especially the case since the headlights have had an update, making them wider, looking more like slits. They also fit nicely in connection to the center grille with the VW logo. When looking at the back of the car especially the increased width is visible, and the taillights look much more fitting in the whole as well.
The interior can best be described as clean, minimalist, fresh and high class. The standard 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan comes fitted with analog meters on the dashboard and a five-inch infotainment system. The premium models come with a fully digital, 12.3-inch speedometer dashboard and an eight-inch infotainment system head unit.
Two third-row seats will be available in the Tiguan, for a possibility of carrying seven passengers. Other SUVs offering seven seats are plenty, check out the preview of the brand new, affordable price 2018 Kia Sorento crossover SUV, the three row 2017 MDX SUV review by Honda’s luxury car brand Acura, and the review of the spacious interior of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan.
The European Volkswagen get an amazing choice of eight different engine options. Every engine option features turbocharging, direct fuel injection and a start-stop system. This makes the 2017 VW Tiguan about 10% more fuel efficient than previous models. There are four gas engine options and four diesel options. The best 2.0-liter TSI (gas) engine reaches 217 horsepower and the best 2.0-liter TDI (diesel) reaches 240 horsepower. The smallest gas engine will reach 123 horsepower, the smallest diesel engine will reach 113 horsepower.
All wheel drive will be available for six of the eight engine options, either as an option or as standard.
The 2017 Tiguan gets one engine option for the US. All trims have the availability of All Wheel Drive. The US engine is a 2.0 liter Turbo engine that delivers 200hp. Automatic transmission is standard and Volkswagen’s 4MOTION technology is optional.
Mean green machine
Volkswagen has also expressed their plans for producing a plug-in hybrid version of the 2017 Tiguan. It will feature 1.4-liter TSI gas engine with an electric motor and a 13-kWh battery combining to a 215 horsepower. This plug-in hybrid Tiguan is to come with a full-length rooftop solar panel to generate up to 621 miles (1000 kilometers) of electric driving range per year.
In all-electric mode it will be possible to drive for about 31 miles (50 kilometers).
The Volkswagen VW Tiguan will be offered with several safety and convenience features. Front Assist watches the upcoming traffic and prevents frontal collisions through the City Emergency Braking. Other features are Pedestrian Monitoring, Lane Assist, Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. Pre-Crash pulls and stops the front seatbelts and closes the sunroof and any open windows when a crash is unavoidable. All these options will keep a Tiguan driver safe.
The car also comes with a standard Pedestrian Safety option. When a pedestrian or cyclist hits the bumper an airbag under the hood inflates. This makes sure the possible blow on the pedestrian’s head is softer and may prevent head trauma.
Optional features are radar-based adaptive cruise control to handle stop-and-go traffic for you. Also there’s Area View, a four-camera and 360-degree view.
The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan will have a starting price of around $26,500 and €33,000.
September 28, 2016
The starting price of the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Trendline lies at €25.975,00 (Germany). One trim higher, the Comfortline, starts at €27,925. Lastly, the highest Tiguan trim, the Highline starts at €33,975. The car is now on sale.
US prices start at $24,995 for the lowest S trim. One trim higher is the Wolfsburg trim and starts at $30,095. Furthermore, the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Sport trim starts at $32,605. Finally, the highest trim, the SEL, has a starting price of $34,500.