If at all there is anything the Volkswagen Tiguan does best is its unrivalled ability to offer a refined handling and ride quality. The same continues on the new 2017 Tiguan. After all, this is a German-made crossover SUV. Other worthy credentials the 2017 Tiguan possess include a serene and well-appointed cabin, and a spirited performance. Its date of release according to various sources in the know-how, should be expected during the Spring of 2017.
The Tiguan continues to own its sense of uniqueness on various fronts relative to other Sport Utility Vehicles in its segment. It emphasizes a lot on general family hauling activities, versatility, refinement, interior quality and performance. As you can see, the Tiguan is virtually an outlier and contrasts to most SUVs in the market.
Many might dismiss the credibility of the Tiguan as a practical SUV as it does not prioritize on what it should – utility. However, with its high level of versatility it will be difficult to dismiss it as just another crossover in the market trying to make some sales. Another interesting feature that you’ll notice whilst driving the Tiguan is its tall and unobstructed view of the road ahead.
It comes with a smaller size in comparison to other vehicles in the segment. This, despite others viewing it as a detriment, is in fact practical especially when you have to fit in very tight places.
Under the hood is an energetic 200-hp generating engine that is ranked amongst the best in the segment in terms of acceleration. Not everything though is a bed of roses in the Tiguan. Some of its cons include missing high-tech safety features, fuel-sapping base engine, modest cargo volume, and subpar crash test scores.
As such, it will be imperative to check out other vehicles in the segment before ultimately committing yourself to the 2017 Tiguan. Posing the greatest threat to the Tiguan is the 2017 Ford Escape, 2017 Hyundai Tucson, 2017 VW’s Touareg and the Mazda CX-5 for 2017. These rivals provide fuel efficient engines, punchy power, and superior cabin and trunk space.
Trims Available – VW Tiguan
The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan will be offered in S, R-Line, SE, and the top-of-the-food chain SEL trims.
Interior Review & Exterior Changes – 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
The Tiguan S will come packed with keyless ignition and entry, 16-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, reclining and sliding backseat, height-adjustable manual driver seat, front heated seats, premium “V-Tex” upholstery, roof rails, and air-conditioning.
Electronic features include a media player interface, an auxiliary audio jack, an 8-speaker sound system, a USB port, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, and a CD player.
Opting for the R-Line trim will certainly get you special styling and performance elements, smartphone integration via the VW Car-Net connectivity, power lumbar, 19-inch wheels, a sport steering wheel, a 6.3” touchscreen interface, a front power reclining driver and passenger seat, additional driver seat power adjustment, and special “R-Line styling flourishes.
Picking the SE will give you a navigation system, LED running lights, 18-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, and unique R-Line’s styling and performance elements.
Finally, the SEL will come packed with an eight-speaker Fender audio system, driver seat memory settings, an enhanced rearview camera, 19-ich wheels, automatic climate control (dual-zone), power-folding mirrors, and additional passenger seat adjustability.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Engine Specifications
Every 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan will come equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0L engine under their hoods. The power generated – 200 hp and 207 lbs. ft. of torque is routed to either the default front wheels or the optional four wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.
Test drives conducted for the front-wheel drive Tiguan yielded a 0-60 mpg acceleration in 7.5 seconds. This is considered impressive by conventional standards.
For those who are fuel-consumption conscious about their vehicle here are the stats as per EPA. The front wheel drive models return 21/26/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined. Their all-wheel-drive counterparts, on the other hand, lower them insignificantly to 20/26/23 mpg.
Price Estimate & Date Of Release – 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
According to various sources we consider well-informed, the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan should be expected during next year’s Spring. As for the price, $24,890 is the base price you should be willing to pay once it is available in showrooms.