If you’re looking for a small crossover that delivers a long list of tech features, a large cabin and beautiful European styling, we think you’ll like the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. Santa Cruz Volkswagen shoppers appreciate that when you buy the Tiguan, you’ll also get one of the best warranties available today. Volkswagen’s People First warranty coverage for 6 years/72,000 miles. It’s also transferable, something you won’t find on warranties of competing vehicles.
The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan seats seven and is offered in six trim levels, listed as S, SE, SEL, SEL R-Line, SEL Premium and SEL Premium R-Line. According to the VW dealership near Santa Cruz, front-wheel drive comes standard, and buyers can choose available all-wheel drive. Front-wheel-drive models get three rows of seating standard, while all-wheel-drive versions come with two rows or an optional third row. The Tiguan employs a standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, teamed to an eight-speed automatic transmission with sport mode.
The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan delivers a smooth ride. Models with all-wheel drive have a high ground clearance of 7.9 inches, which helps the Tiguan avoid snowy road surfaces. For more rugged terrain, drivers can select the off-road mode with hill descent control.
On the outside, the Tiguan has plenty of curb appeal, with sharp body lines, a sculpted hood and attractive LED taillights. The R-Line models provide a sporty look. R-Line models get a bolder front bumper and 19- or 20-inch alloy wheels. With eight colors to choose from, buyers can get the Tiguan in a color they love, including Silk Blue Metallic and Habanero Orange.
Inside, the Tiguan provides plenty of room for passengers and their stuff. You’ll get 123.9 cubic feet of passenger space and 12 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats raised. With the rear seats down, the Tiguan has 33 cubic feet of room for cargo. Lower the middle row and you’ll be treated to 65.8 cubic feet of space. Models with five seats get even more room, with 73.6 cubic feet to store camping gear, sporting equipment or just about anything else you need to take along. An optional hands-free liftgate makes it easier to load cargo.
The base S trim has a nice list of standard features, including the VW Car-Net infotainment system, which comes with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The upper trims can get an optional 8-inch screen. Car-Net Guide & Inform is an optional feature that includes real-time weather and traffic updates. The digital Virtual Cockpit can display wide-map driving directions. Audiophiles will love the available 480-watt premium Fender audio system.