The 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan is like the hot-hatch of small SUVs. That’s because it comes with the same powerplant as VW’s actual 2014 hot hatch, the GTI. The Tiguan also offers a pretty hot audio system, thanks to Volkswagen’s partnership with a legendary maker of electric guitars and amplifiers. Still, some competing SUVs offer more cargo space.
The Tiguan is a compact SUV with room inside for five people. This puts it in competition with the Ford Escape, Kia Sportage and Mazda CX-5. For the Tiguan, the 2014 lineup includes S, SE, SEL and R-Line trim levels. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive are standard, while a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are options.
The R-Line trim is new this year. Volkswagen provides new options, too, like its latest Car-Net telematics system.
The “Tig” in Tiguan stands for “tiger,” and the vehicle’s sideview does show the coiled muscles of a big cat. The Tiguan also takes a distinctive approach to its side glass. Each rear window is split into three narrow panes separated by thin strips of trim. The result reminds you of the long roof and multiple pillars you’d find on a traditional large SUV.
The 2014 VW Tiguan comes standard with halogen headlights, daytime running lights, 16-inch steel wheels and heated mirrors with integrated turn signals. For the sporty R-Line trim, exclusive standard equipment includes side skirts, a rear spoiler, 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and adaptive bi-xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps and LED daytime running lights. The Tiguan also offers options like a panoramic sunroof and 16- through 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
There’s an attractive mix of form and function in the Tiguan’s cabin, where a smoothly molded dashboard is set off by stacked, circle-shaped climate vents. It’s like the Tiguan’s rugged side is showing through its athletic veneer. VW also provides an advantage over many rival compact SUVs, since the Tiguan has standard 40/20/40-split folding rear seats instead of the typical 60/40 setup. That’s balanced by a smaller cargo capacity from the Tiguan, which offers 23.8 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 56.1 cubic feet in total.
Standard features include cloth upholstery, eight-way manually adjustable front seats, a single-zone climate system, a cooling glove box, cruise control and a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel. The R-Line model supplies standard full leather upholstery, 12-way power-adjustable front seats and a racing-style steering wheel. Also available for the Tiguan are synthetic leather upholstery, heated front seats, partial power-adjustable front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control.
The Tiguan’s turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine makes 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. The standard powertrain also has a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. Performance options include a six-speed automatic, all-wheel drive and, for the R-Line trim, a sport-tuned suspension.
VW’s small SUV can tow up to 2,200 pounds. The most efficient Tiguan, with the automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, offers fuel economy ratings of 21/26 mpg city/highway. The base model’s EPA ratings are 18/26 mpg city/highway.
The Volkswagen Tiguan has standard Bluetooth along with an AM/FM stereo, a single-disc CD player, auxiliary input jack and eight speakers. Popular technology options include a rearview camera, a navigation system, a touchscreen, HD Radio, satellite radio, a six-disc CD changer, iPod connectivity and a nine-speaker 400-watt Fender audio system.
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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan Deals on CARFAX
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VEHICLE HISTORY SUMMARY
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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan Pricing
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new.
The price range for the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan is $8,993 - $13,995.
The average selling price is $11,464.
The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
Price range and average selling price are based on the median selling price while CARFAX Value is a VIN-specific value based on the vehicle's history.
$23,305 - $38,835
This is the price range for the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$8,993 - $13,995
Average Selling Price
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