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The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact SUV from one of the most popular automakers. Since it’s a compact SUV, you’d expect it not to be very roomy on the inside. However, VW’s offering is very spacious, so much so that Consumer Reports noted its interior roominess as one of the best features. Although there’s a lot of space inside, how many people can fit? Does the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan have seven seats?

How many seats in a 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan?

A white 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line compact SUV is driving on the road. Does the spacious compact SUV really have seven seats?
The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line | Volkswagen

If you’re buying a Volkswagen Tiguan, you’ll be surprised at how spacious the compact SUV is. Even more impressive is the seating arrangement. Moreover, the Tiguan is one of few models in its class that offers three rows of seats for seven passengers. There are two seats in the front, three in the middle, and two in the rear. For a small, easy-to-handle model, the Tiguan offers plenty of room for reasonably-sized families.

Comparable models, like Consumer Reports best overall compact SUV, the Subaru Forester, only seats five. It’s uncommon for a model of this size to have so many seats. In addition, CR says the Tiguan has plenty of space for the passengers. They aren’t crammed into the back seat like many three-row SUVs. As a result, it’s one of the most spacious, well-handling compact SUVs with seating for seven passengers.

Is the Tiguan a good compact SUV?

The front view of a white Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line
Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line | Alexander Koerner/Getty Images

According to Consumer Reports, the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is not an excellent overall model. It’s not recommended by the publication for a few different reasons. First, it’s considered unreliable based on previous model years. Since owners have had trouble in the past with Tiguans, CR expects the 2022 model year to go similarly. Next, CR has a few simple and minor complaints about the Volkswagen SUV.

For example, the engine is noisy when it gets revved. This is one of those things that some people will complain about, and others won’t mind at all. Using a standard (and only) 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the 184 horsepower unit emits excessive engine noise for a compact SUV. In addition, it’s slightly underpowered out of the gate. CR says the acceleration is behind competitors by quite a margin.

How much is a 7-seater Tiguan?


2022 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line: Price and Features

One of the best parts of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is its affordability. Even compared with competitors, it’s one of the cheapest options. Consumer Reports has the base model priced at $26,490, with the fully-loaded version starting at $37,320. Whichever version you choose, it’ll have seating for seven passengers and plenty of space inside. The four-model lineup consists of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan S, SE, SE R-Line Black, and SEL R-Line.

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan trimPrice
SE R-Line Black$34,245
SEL R-Line$38,615

In conclusion, we think the Tiguan compact SUV should receive more praise. Most of CR’s problems with it are based on reliability, which uses data from previous model years. However, as a small SUV that handles well, is reasonably priced, and comes well-equipped, we think it is a great value. More importantly, it’s perfect for anyone looking to save money on a vehicle with seating for seven.