The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact crossover that rewards you with engaging handling and an upscale cabin. Keep in mind, though, that second-row seating is tight, and cargo capacity is limited. Also, key active safety technology isn’t offered.
For 2017, the Tiguan replaces last year’s R-Line and SE trims with new Wolfsburg and Sport models. Base models now come with an infotainment system that features a 6.3-inch touch screen, HD radio, satellite radio and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone compatibility.
Volkswagen’s Tiguan seats five passengers, and it’s available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. All models shift gears via a six-speed automatic transmission. The Tiguan is sold in S, Wolfsburg, Sport and SEL trim levels.
The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan boasts sheet metal that is clean and modern, and there is a refinement at play that provides an air of discreet opulence. Roof rails are standard on all trims, and they give the crossover the versatility to accommodate accessories such as bike racks and kayak carriers. The Tiguan’s profile is sharp and commanding, with a rising beltline and a tall greenhouse that facilitates visibility. Base models ride on 16-inch wheels.
The list of standard features includes automatic halogen headlights, daytime running lights, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, rain-sensing windshield wipers and heated windshield wiper nozzles. You can upgrade your Tiguan with 17- or 18-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive xenon headlights, fog lights, LED daytime running lights and power-folding side mirrors.
Volkswagen’s Tiguan features a cabin that presents Germanic elegance, and high-quality materials are used throughout. The first row is pleasant, with roomy accommodations and a high seating position, but the second row will be a tight fit for those with long legs. Cargo capacity behind the second row stands at 23.8 cubic feet, and this figure expands to 56.1 cubic feet with the rear seat folded.
Base models come with leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-way adjustable driver’s seat, a fold-flat front passenger seat, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat with sliding bench adjustment, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The list of upgrades includes dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery and driver memory settings.
The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan comes with just one engine, but this powertrain has the goods to tackle all the challenges associated with city and highway driving. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine lives under the hood, and it generates 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. The standard six-speed automatic ably handles the task of shifting the crossover’s gears. Both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models have an EPA rating of 20/24 mpg city/highway.
The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan comes with an abundance of standard technology features. Base models are equipped with Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, a 6.3-inch touch screen, a rearview camera, a USB port, a CD player, HD radio, satellite radio, an eight-speaker sound system and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration. The list of technology upgrades includes navigation and a premium Fender sound system. Unfortunately, the Tiguan isn’t available with active safety features like blind spot monitoring or forward collision mitigation.
By Warren Clarke (Last Updated 12/12/2017)
Warren Clarke is a writer and editor whose work has been published in outlets such as the New York Daily News and Edmunds.com. He enjoys providing car owners with information that can help enhance and simplify their lives.
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User Reviews for 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
by GB on February 10, 2020
"Wish it had heated seats. Otherwise it’s great!" Read Less
by Ginny P. on January 21, 2020
Love my car
"I love my car. Nimble, easy to park, fun to drive. Yes, I wish it got better gas mileage and I wish it had an automatic lift gate. The electronics can be confusing, but I am slowly getting familiar with all of them."
Amazingly roomy for a car of its size.
Boxy-ish. I dislike the futuristic look of a lot of SUVs so the VW suits me just fine.
Quick, nimble ,plenty peppy for the highway.
For a family you might want more cargo space.
Not super gas mileage, but all that peppiness comes at a price.
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The price range for the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is $13,200 - $18,600.
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$21,995 - $36,475
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$13,200 - $18,600
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