Trucks & SUVs

What Features Are Standard on the Volkswagen Tiguan?

When you’re in the market for a new car, features and amenities are probably at the top of your list. While some people look at the safety ratings and others want a vehicle that delivers with a powerful engine, you’re wanting to choose a car with an overall offering of great standard features. If you’re in the market for a Volkswagen Tiguan, you’re in luck, because they’re getting better every year

The Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen has been making strides in America once Americans realized what the rest of the world already knew. The brand offered up the Tiguan and has given America the SUV they’ve been looking for in a Volkswagen. It was redesigned in 2018 and has been a hit since then.

In fact, it made the highest gains of any high-volume vehicle the year it hit the market after being redesigned, with an impressive 84% gain over the previous year.

The Tiguan is a third-row SUV that packs a punch. It made the list of the Top 5 Most Reliable SUVs in 2019 with Third Row Seating. It also has the power of a truck while providing the comfort of an SUV and made the list of the 10 Best Vehicles for Towing that Aren’t Trucks. If these factors don’t entice you, here’s a look at all the standard features the Tiguan offers.

These features are standard on all Tiguans

The 2020 Tiguan starts at $24,945 and offers up a lot of standard features for the price. Seating for five to seven, it gets 23-25 mpg combined. 2020 brings newly standard active safety features including rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking.

You’ll also enjoy Volkswagen’s Car-Net system, which includes remote start, vehicle location, and remote locking and unlocking. This comes free for five years. 

The Tiguan comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard as well and has 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot, although it does require a data plan. All trims come with front-wheel drive, and two rows are standard as well, making the talked about third-row optional.

But you will get the 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat and a 6.5-inch touchscreen display on the infotainment system. And all Tiguans have a standard eight-speed transmission with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. 

What about the extras?

With plenty of space for cargo and passengers and a third-row to use in a pinch, the Tiguan is already a win. All those standard features make it even more so. With five trims to choose from, there are plenty of extras to choose from. Above the standard entry line S trim, you’ll have the SE, SE R-Line Black, SEL, and SEL Premium R-Line.

Options at these levels include a heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, leather upholstery, keyless access, push-button start, wireless device charging, a digital instrument panel, and a premium stereo from Fender. You can also get available automatic high-beam headlights, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control.

For the SEL trim, you’ll add a heated steering wheel and automatic wipers, while the R-Line models are sporty and give some extra flair. 

A nice fit for your family

Customers seem to love the Tiguan, rating it highly on many review sites. Whether you decide to get a Tiguan because of its impressive features or choose to go a different route, Volkswagen has surely impressed lately.

They also have plans to bring three more SUVs to the market, which makes sense because SUVs are 50% of their sales. Is an electric version of the Tiguan in the future? We’ll have to wait and see!