The good news: After eight years, the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is finally all-new! The bad news: We aren't getting it in the United States, at least not as a 2017 model. The Tiguan was introduced in 2009, and while all of its major competitors in the compact crossover SUV segment have been redesigned at least once, the Tiguan sold in America for the 2017 model year will be the same as the one sold last year...and the year before that...and the year before that.
To be fair to Volkswagen, the 2017 Tiguan has its strengths. Though it is one of the more expensive vehicles in this segment, VW justifies its asking price with a high-quality cabin and a sprightly turbocharged engine. One change Volkswagen has made for 2017 is to upgrade the infotainment system, which now integrates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Still, the Tiguan is beginning to show its age: the dashboard is starting to feel dated, and the feature list is short on safety-oriented driver aids.
From a functional standpoint, the Tiguan works well. Though the dashboard may be showing its wrinkles, it's functional and attractive, and we like the upright driving position. Rear-seat passengers will appreciate the headroom and the reclining rear seats, which are adjustable fore and aft. But the Tiguan is short on backseat legroom. And the 23.8-cubic-foot cargo area trails the competition by a significant margin; it doesn't hold any more luggage than the latest batch of smaller subcompact crossovers.
We do like the way the Tiguan drives, however. The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine produces 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque, and it makes the SUV quite fleet of foot, but the trade-off is poor fuel economy — EPA estimates are 22 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and 21 mpg combined with all-wheel drive. (City and highway figures are identical for both versions — 20 city/24 highway.) Most of the Tiguan's competitors offer a non-turbocharged engine option that gets better fuel economy.
The Tiguan's ride is quiet and comfortable, and the handling is very enjoyable, but unlike most of its competitors, it offers no active accident-avoidance features whatsoever. Its crash-test scores aren't great either — four out of five stars from the government (including just three stars for front-impact protection). The Tiguan fared better in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests, although it did not score well in the tough new small-overlap crash test — another sign of its aging design.
Volkswagen has shuffled the model range a bit for 2017, replacing the midlevel SE and R-Line trim levels with the Wolfsburg and Sport editions. They are bracketed by the base-model Tiguan S, which is as well equipped as the midline models of some competitors, and the range-topping SEL, which actually doesn't add too much equipment over the nicely loaded Sport model. Edmunds can help find the perfect 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan for you.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Overview
The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include S 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Wolfsburg Edition 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and S 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A). Tiguan models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Tiguan comes with front wheel drive or all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 Tiguan comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Review This car is for my daughter for use at college and to get home on holidays. We checked out all the standard SUVs and test drove: Honda CRV, RAV4, Mazada CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and Kia Sportage. Our selection criteria was all wheel drive, good acceleration, elevated seating view, heated car seats and decent gas mileage. Each of the cars tested had it pro's and con's. We finally selected the 2017 Tiguan despite it's aged design; 2018 will have a major update. This review is based on the first two thousand miles. Pro's: all wheel drive, high quality leatherette, heated seats, XM radio, Apple Car Play, rain sensing wipers, acceleration (turbo), and lots of standard features in base model. Con's: uses premium fuel, gas mileage not as good as competitors, and limited cargo space (although decent with seats down). Sticker price was around $28K and you should easily get one for at least $3K off.
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Is the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan safe? The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan earned a 4-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 4.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2017 volkswagen tiguan S 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended) 22 combined MPG 20 city MPG/24 highway MPG
2017 volkswagen tiguan S 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended) 21 combined MPG 20 city MPG/24 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan?
Available Volkswagen Tiguan 2017 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Volkswagen Tiguan 2017 Trims: S 4Motion, SE 4Motion, SEL 4Motion, S, SE, SEL, SEL Premium 4Motion, SE 4Motion w/Appearance, R-Line 4Motion, SE w/Appearance, SEL Premium, Wolfsburg Edition, R-Line, Wolfsburg Edition 4Motion, Sport 4Motion, SE 4MOTION, Sport
Exterior Colors: Pure White, Deep Black Pearl, Platinum Gray Metallic, Silk Blue Metallic, White Silver Metallic, Cardinal Red Metallic, Pepper Gray Metallic, Reflex Silver Metallic, Night Blue Metallic, Habanero Orange Metallic, Dark Moss Green Metallic, Wild Cherry Metallic, Deep Black Metallic, Candy White, Alpine Gray Metallic, White Gold Metallic, Pacific Blue Metallic, Panther Grey Metallic, Sapphire Blue Metallic
Interior Colors: Titan Black leatherette, Titan Black cloth, Storm Gray leatherette, Storm Gray cloth, Black leatherette, Black cloth, Beige leatherette, Titan Black premium leather, Black leather, Golden Oak/Black leatherette, Storm Gray premium leather, Charcoal Black leatherette, Beige leather, Beige/Black leatherette, Charcoal cloth, Charcoal premium cloth, Charcoal leather, Charcoal leatherette, Cornsilk Beige leatherette, Saffrano/Black premium leather, Sandstone leather, Sandstone leatherette, Sandstone premium cloth
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Post-collision safety system, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Aux Audio Inputs, Trip Computer, Bluetooth, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Back-up camera, USB Inputs, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, AWD/4WD, Heated seats, Power Driver Seat, Keyless Entry/Start, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Alarm, Blind Spot Monitoring, Pre-collision safety system, Sunroof/Moonroof, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Navigation, Third-row seating, Adaptive Cruise Control, Remote Start, Upgraded Headlights, Leather Seats, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Parking sensors, 360-degree camera, Lane Departure Warning, Towing Hitch