2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited
Save up to $7,438
MSRP range
$22,250 - $24,225
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited
Save up to $7,438

What’s new

  • The Tiguan Limited is the new name for the previous-generation Tiguan
  • Less standard equipment compared to last year
  • Part of the first Tiguan generation introduced for 2009


  • Premium interior materials
  • Cabin is quiet at highway speeds


  • Limited cargo space and rear-seat legroom
  • Subpar fuel economy
  • Lackluster crash test results
  • No high-tech accident avoidance features available

Which Tiguan Limited does Edmunds recommend?

There's not much to think about when buying the Tiguan Limited. Make sure to get one with the optional Premium package since it adds some desirable features, including keyless ignition and entry, cruise control and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

Volkswagen is selling two Tiguans for 2018. There's the fully redesigned Tiguan, which is bigger and has an available third-row seat and new safety features. Then there's the 2018 Tiguan Limited. Volkswagen is selling the old Tiguan alongside the new one and calling it the Limited.

Why get the old Tiguan Limited? Well, there's not much of a reason, actually. The new Tiguan is better in just about every regard. The main draw is the price. VW sells the Tiguan Limited at a lower price than the new model. Overall, however, we'd suggest going with the new Tiguan or one of the other top small SUVs out this year, such as the Chevrolet Equinox, the Honda CR-V or the Mazda CX-5.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited configurations

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited comes in just one configuration. It's powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (200 horsepower, 207 pound-feet of torque) connected to a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional.

Standard equipment includes 16-inch steel wheels, a 40/20/40-split sliding and reclining back seat, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a driver information display, and a 6.3-inch touchscreen display.

Opting for the Premium package gets you keyless ignition and entry, cruise control, smartphone integration including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a cargo area cover. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels are also optional.


The Volkswagen Tiguan Limited's turbocharged engine is plenty powerful for commuting and passing on a highway, and its six-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly and quickly. Handling is secure but not particularly athletic.


The cabin stays quiet at highway speeds, and rough pavement is ably smoothed out by the Tiguan Limited's suspension. The front seats should be comfortable on long drives, too.


There is an abundance of headroom all around, but rear occupants will find their legs a little more pinched (especially with taller folks up front) than they would in most rivals. The reclining rear seat is certainly welcome. Its sliding functionality allows you to bring kids a little closer to the front or free up more cargo space.


Even with the seats slid forward, there's only 23.8 cubic feet available — an average-size competitor such as the Mazda CX-5 has a lot more. Putting the rear seats down yields only 56.1 cubic feet, making it one of the smallest compact crossovers. It's barely more capacious than subcompact SUVs such as the Jeep Renegade.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

The Little Crossover that Can (Nearly)
Jaeson Welch,08/28/2018
I selected this model because I wanted a small vehicle that could still handle well in all weather conditions and offered a modest towing capacity. So far, the Tiguan Limited has been the perfect fit within my price range. Note that I haven't owned the car long enough to know much about its reliability and long-term performance. I can say some things about it, from my first month of ownership: The best thing is having extra power when I need it (with the sports-boost mode, I no longer fear merging or matching traffic speeds). The crossover size fits nicely in my garage and provides ample storage for my small family. Although the car is not as stylish as other small SUVs, I managed to get mine in blue (very rare for the Limited), and that's given it a bit more charm. My biggest complaints are the seats and the air conditioning -- mine has the cloth interior and it's very scratchy. Also, the seats may not be comfortable for people under a certain height. The problem with the AC is the vents have almost no pivot range. It's practically impossible to get airflow where you want it.
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Features & Specs

20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
200 hp @ 5100 rpm
19 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
200 hp @ 5100 rpm
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Our experts’ favorite Tiguan Limited safety features:

Antilock Braking System
Prevents the locking up of the wheels and tires (skidding) even when maximum brake pressure is applied.
Electronic Stability Control
Helps keep the Tiguan Limited in control during situations of reduced traction, such as a slide or a fishtail.
Side Curtain Airbags
Protects the heads and upper bodies of front and rear occupants in instances of a side collision.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall3 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover18.5%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Volkswagen Tiguan Limited vs. the competition

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited

2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda CR-V

Volkswagen Tiguan Limited vs. Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V has been one of the front-runners in this segment for years, and it's easy to see why. It boasts a roomy interior and an outstanding blend of comfort and performance. Fuel economy is substantially better than the Tiguan's, too. The CR-V's base engine is less powerful than the Tiguan's, but its turbocharged engine option offers comparable acceleration.

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Volkswagen Tiguan Limited vs. Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 boasts engaging handling abilities that make it more fun to drive than most crossovers. But this SUV isn't all about zipping around turns — indeed, it has one of the most luxurious cabins in the class. On the downside, the CX-5 is a little slow to accelerate, it can't quite match the cushy ride quality of rivals, and there's no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto connectivity yet.

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Volkswagen Tiguan Limited vs. Volkswagen Atlas

If you need true seating for six or seven, the Volkswagen Atlas is the way to go. Unlike many three-row crossover SUVs, the Atlas can easily seat a couple of adults in its third row. Cargo space is phenomenal, too. However, the Atlas is more expensive than its smaller sibling, and most Atlas trim levels are powered by a thirstier V6 engine.

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited for Sale

Volkswagen Tiguan Limited 2018 2.0T 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
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Pacific Blue 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited 2.0T 4Motion AWD 6-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic 2.0L TSI DOHC
Volkswagen Tiguan Limited 2018 2.0T 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
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Alloy Wheels Package (Wheels: 17 Philadelphia Alloy), Premium Package (Black Roof Rails, Cruise Control, Keyless Access (KESSY) For Front Doors & Liftgate, Leather-Trimmed Shift Knob, Multi-Function Leather-Trimmed Steering Wheel, Radio: AM/FM/HD w/CD Player, and Removable Cargo Area Cover), 16 Steel Wheels w/Full Covers, 3.45 Axle Ratio, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 8 Speakers, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio, AM/FM w/CD Player, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Cloth Seating Surfaces, Compass, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest w/Storage, Front reading lights, Heated door mirrors, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power steering, Power windows, Radio data system, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Remote keyless entry, Roadside Assistance Kit, Rubber Mats Kit, Security system, Speed-sensing steering, Split folding rear seat, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, Turn signal indicator mirrors, and Variably intermittent wipers. *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, freight (see below for specific charges), any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Freight charges: $895 (Beetle, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat); $995 (Tiguan, Atlas).Prices include all incentives, some which require financing through VCI. Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer. Every Internet Price includes current applicable manufacturer incentives, but certain conditions apply to some of these offers. The offers and conditions on this vehicle are: $1,000 - Drive to Decide Bonus. Exp. 01/02/2019
Volkswagen Tiguan Limited 2018 2.0T 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
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* Internet prices plus tax, tags, title ,freight, and $300 dealer processing fee.* EPA estimated highway miles per gallon May not represent actual vehicle. (Options, colors, trim and body style may vary)

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More about the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited Overview

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited is offered in the following submodels: Tiguan Limited SUV. Available styles include 2.0T 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and 2.0T 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A).

What do people think of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Tiguan Limited 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Tiguan Limited.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited?
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited 2.0T 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited 2.0T 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,235. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited 2.0T 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $7,438 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited 2.0T 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is27.3% below the MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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