There are many compact crossover SUVs on the market today, but most of them don’t deliver much excitement. That’s where the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan comes in. The Tiguan pulls ahead of other vehicles in its class, thanks to its amazing handling, an outstanding ride and a wide array of tech goodies that were developed by VW’s Audi division. Buyers at VW dealers like the Volkswagen dealer near Ontario appreciate that when they buy a new Volkswagen Tiguan, they’ll get two years of complimentary scheduled maintenance visits.
The Tiguan’s turbocharged four-cylinder engine provides exceptional driving dynamics and excellent fuel economy. Ontario Volkswagen shoppers like the Tiguan’s optional third-row seat, a feature that isn’t offered by many other vehicles in its class.
Changes for 2020 mostly come in the form of newly standard features, including blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. Likewise, the VW Car-Net system is also standard. Car-Net gets optional Wi-Fi to keep everyone connected. The SEL gets a standard heated steering wheel, along with automatic wipers.
The automotive media has praised the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan, with Consumer Reports writing: “Once among the smallest compact SUVs, the current Volkswagen Tiguan has grown into one of the biggest in the category. It offers driver and passengers plenty of interior space and good outward visibility. It has lost a bit of the youthful demeanor of its predecessor with this newfound space, but it remains one of the better handling small SUVs.”
The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan seats up to seven and comes in five trims, listed as S, SE, SE R-Line Black, SEL, and SEL Premium R-Line. All trims get standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive. All front-wheel-drive Tiguans come with three rows, while models with all-wheel drive come with two rows standard, with an optional third row.
The sole engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit that generates 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, matched to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. This powerplant is equipped with a fuel-saving start/stop system. Fuel economy is outstanding, with EPA-estimated fuel economy rated at 22/29 mpg for models with front-wheel drive and 20/27 mpg with all-wheel drive.*
Volkswagen is committed to ensuring the safety of the Tiguan’s occupants. The 2020 VW Tiguan features several active and passive safety systems. Buyers get standard features that include six airbags, electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, rear cross-traffic alert with emergency braking, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, a blind-spot monitor and a rearview camera. The VW Automatic Post-Collision Braking System is also standard. In the event of a collision, Automatic Post Collision Braking can protect the vehicle from further damage by applying the brakes if it detects a pending collision. The Tiguan also comes with the Intelligent Crash Response System. In a collision, the system turns on the hazard lights, shuts off the fuel pump and unlocks the doors.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 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.