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Volkswagen Tiguan
Volkswagen Tiguan 2018 4-door SUV Trim Shown: 2018 SEL 4-door SUV AWD Automatic

The redesigned, second-generation Tiguan is sized like a Nissan Rogue. The growth allows for a third row, raising occupancy to seven. Power comes from a 184-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system is optional. A variety of safety features are available, including forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, and an automatic post-collision braking system. Taking center stage in the cabin is an optional Digital Cockpit that lets drivers reconfigure how key data and navigation details are positioned for easy viewing. Optional convenience features include a panoramic sunroof and a foot-activated power liftgate. The new Tiguan will go on sale in summer 2017.

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Volkswagen Tiguan 2017 4-door SUV Trim Shown: 2017 SEL 4-door SUV AWD Automatic

This solid and nimble small SUV has high-end interior fit and finish and spacious rear seating, but the cargo area is small. Handling is very responsive and enjoyable, with sharp steering and strong cornering grip that keeps the Tiguan secure and unflappable at its limits. With its 19-inch tires, the SEL rides stiffly. The lower S and SE trim lines, with 17-inch tires, ride more comfortably and quietly. Automatic climate control is available only on the SEL, however. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is smooth but yielded a not-so-stellar 21 mpg overall in our tests. A redesign will be available this summer.

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Volkswagen Tiguan 2016 Trim Shown: 2016 Others

The Tiguan did well in our tests. Based upon the VW Golf and Passat, we like its quiet cabin, roomy rear seat, and excellent fit and finish. Handling is agile and secure, and the ride is comfortable. The 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers smooth and punchy performance and yielded 20 mpg overall in our tests. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive available. For 2012, Tiguan's mild freshening improved fuel economy. Model year 2015 brought some equipment shuffling, including a standard rear camera.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2016 $20,225 - $26,875 $17,665 - $24,115
2015 $18,150 - $25,925 $15,620 - $23,170
2014 $15,000 - $23,100 $12,570 - $20,420
2013 $12,850 - $19,925 $10,450 - $17,200
2012 $11,475 - $17,750 $9,010 - $14,960
2011 $9,400 - $15,250 $6,945 - $12,445
2010 $7,700 - $13,350 $5,275 - $10,575
2009 $6,400 - $11,850 $4,030 - $9,130
2008 Redesign Year
Volkswagen Tiguan 2008 Trim Shown: 2008
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2008 N/A N/A