Used 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited 2.0T SUV Review
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2.0T 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
I purchased this car back in August 2019. It was a year old with 13,000 miles on the odometer. I was cross-shopping this with a similarly equipped '18 Kia Sportage. Ultimately, I chose the VW due to the 6-year bumper-to-bumper warranty (that is fully transferable), Roadside Assistance, spare tire (the Kia had a stupid fix-a-flat kit), and lower insurance premium ($50 less a month versus the Kia). How I would rate it: -Ride/Suspension: 5/5. Surprisingly comfortable and composed on Florida's pockmarked roads. Suspension feels tight as a drum. -Handling: 4/5. Highway feel is effortless but around town it can feel a bit cumbersome and light. -Interior: 4/5. Great interior materials and trim pieces, even though it is an older interior from VW. -Engine/Transmission: 3.5/5. Engine sounds gruff at low speeds but is eerily silent on the highway. Transmission is a bit quick to shift at low speeds and sometimes dawdles if there is not enough input from the driver. But when it's right, it's right. One of the better 6-speeds. -Fuel Economy: 3.8/5. I'll preface this by saying I spend about 65% of my time on the highway. On the highway I can expect to get 29-30 MPG consistently and in the city I can get around 22. Combined I am averaging almost 27-28 MPG on premium fuel (the only drawback). Overall, yes, the new one is a lot more exciting but it looks bloated in my opinion. The Limited works just fine for me and I have the peace of mind with the warranty and service intervals that are better than most of the competition (10k miles for oil changes).
2.0T 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Everything is great, except for the gas mileage. Braking is a little weak. Kids love it. Comfort for normal sized adults.
Edmunds Summary Review of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited 2.0T SUV
- 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
Pros & Cons
- 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.
Full Edmunds Review: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited SUV
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.
Edmunds Insurance Estimator
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited in Virginia is:$60.83 per month*