SUVs and crossovers are enjoying primacy in today’s marketplace, and that means there’s plenty of competition in this segment. The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is a standout compact SUV in this crowded class. Buyers at dealers like the Seaside VW dealership appreciate the Tiguan, thanks to its spacious cabin, optional third-row seating, ample cargo space and distinguished European styling. Plus, the Tiguan can handle curvy roads with ease. The Tiguan also comes with one of the industry’s best warranties, including a basic 6-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. Volkswagen’s People First warranty is transferable, which is unique in this segment.
The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan seats seven passengers. According to Seaside VW, the Tiguan comes in six trim levels: S, SE, SEL, SEL R-Line, SEL Premium and SEL Premium R-Line. Powering the Tiguan is a 2.0-liter turbo-four that puts out 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, joined to an eight-speed automatic gearbox that features a sport mode. Choose standard front-wheel drive and you’ll get three rows of seating. If you prefer the available all-wheel drive system, you’ll get two rows standard and an optional third row.
Four-wheel drive models get an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, while all-wheel-drive Tiguans return 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway.*
The Tiguan gets kudos from the automotive press. Car and Driver wrote: “For others looking for a roomy compact crossover SUV, though, this full-figured Tiguan's price premium will be offset by the sheer amount of car you get for the money. ... we understand why Volkswagen remade this small crossover into a spacious, comfortable cruiser. The Tiguan now meets the wants and needs of shoppers in the segment ...”
Standard features include a 40/20/40-split sliding second-row seat that reclines and folds flat, the Car-Net App-Connect package with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, USB smartphone connectivity, Bluetooth and a rearview camera.
Optional features include several active-safety technologies, leather seats, a premium stereo system, a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and start, a bird’s-eye parking camera, a 12.3-inch customizable digital instrument panel, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, a hands-free liftgate and a Car-Net infotainment system. The available Security & Service group adds automatic crash notification, remote lock and unlock, and Family Guardian with remote speed and boundary alerts. The Guide & Inform group comes with an integrated navigation system and SiriusXM Travel Link, which includes local traffic and weather, sports scores, movie info and local fuel prices.
Drivers and passengers will enjoy the smooth ride delivered by the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. There’s 7.9 inches of ground clearance. The off-road mode available on the Tiguan utilizes the all-wheel-drive system to apply power to the appropriate wheels when driving over uneven and rocky terrain. In addition to providing more traction, this mode activates hill descent control.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.