2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

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Consumer Rating

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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

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Driving Experience

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Best Small SUV of 2016

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan after 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • Rear visibility

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Vehicle maneuverability
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Performance Specs

MPG City

20 - 21






6 speed, Automatic w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4


All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

A little more goes a long way. That’s why the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact SUV with a lot to give. A turbocharged engine versatile interior and the latest technology all come together to make your adventure even better. There are 2 models and 8 trims to choose from. The 2016 Tiguan 2.0T S starts at $24 890 the top-of-the-line 2016 Tiguan R-Line with 4MOTION begins at $30 675. Built for your sporty soul exterior features like power-operated heated side mirrors and roof rails are perfect for adventure in any weather. The Tiguan is packed with interior features too like 40/20/40-split rear seats that make packing up a cinch. Sync up wherever you are with available VW Car-Net connected car suite. Display smartphone apps right on the touchscreen keep an eye on weather and more. A turbocharged engine provides 200 horsepower and the available 4motion all-wheel drive makes for dreamy handling. Choose from a selection of stylish exterior colors and interior trim options to make your Tiguan unique. The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is just the right fit for you and your adventures.
This sporty SUV is just the right size and filled with features. The 40/20/40 split rear seats make accommodating gear or souvenirs a breeze. Even the front passenger seat folds flat in certain models. Forget the cooler? The glovebox has an adjustable cooling feature. Available extras like the panoramic sunroof make the Tiguan that much better. High-tech standards like color touchscreen mean you’re always connected. Available VW Car-Net syncs your smartphone apps to the touchscreen and keeps you informed. It will even call for help in an emergency.
It can get wild out there and the Tiguan helps you stay safe when encountering the unexpected. Available VW Car-Net’s Security & Service feature automatically calls for help in an emergency monitors speed and boundary alerts and more. In the event of a collision standard safety features can make a difference. The safety cage helps protect you and your passengers in front rear or side impacts; while the Intelligent Crash Response System disables the fuel pump unlocks the doors and turns on the hazard lights in the event of a collision.
Turbocharged fun comes standard with the Tiguan. The 2-liter engine uses direct injection for powerful performance and fuel-efficiency. 200 horsepower will compliment any trek from the beach to the mountains. Available 4motion all-wheel-drive helps you navigate a variety of road conditions with ease. It senses when the wheels aren’t rotating equally then delivers more torque with traction to improve overall grip. Add the available sport-tuned suspension for tighter performance on those curvy roads.

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