The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan performs the numbers.
Its 185.1-inch physique is bigger than most of its compact crossover rivals. It has a cavernous, 37.6 cubic foot cargo maintain and room for as much as seven in its conservatively styled confines.
It prices lower than $27,000 to begin and all-wheel drive, which VW calls “4Motion,” is on the market on each trim. The digit that issues? The 2021 Tiguan will get a 6.2 TCC Score. (Learn extra about how we charge automobiles.)
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That’s largely good for the Tiguan, which faces stiff competitors from the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and the long run. Subsequent 12 months, VW will overhaul the Tiguan for customers within the U.S. with extra tech and higher supplies, though the seems to be received’t change a lot.
The trim ranges for the 2021 Tiguan haven’t modified a lot since final 12 months, both. Obtainable in S, SE, SEL, and SEL Premium, with an R-Line look bundle out there on SE and customary on SEL Premium, the Tiguan clocks as much as $40,000, absolutely loaded. We worth what’s within the center, the place the Tiguan impresses with house, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, and artificial leather-based upholstery.
All are powered by a suitable 184-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-Four and an 8-speed automated transmission. Entrance-wheel drive is customary and all-wheel drive prices $1,300 additional. The Tiguan’s reward is a clean experience and unobtrusive efficiency; it’s competent, not thrilling, and cozy.
Inside, the Tiguan is snug for anybody in rows No. 1 or 2. A 3rd row is customary on front-drive crossovers, and non-compulsory on all-wheel-drive Tiguans. It’s brief, robust to get into, flat, largely unusable for adults, and cramped; depart it for cargo or depart people-hauling to the larger Atlas.
Each Tiguan will get automated emergency braking, though crash-test scores are incomplete. The IIHS referred to as it a High Security Choose final 12 months, and non-compulsory extras similar to adaptive cruise management and energetic lane management are reserved for prime trims, in contrast to Toyota and Honda.
Fabric seats, 17-inch wheels, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen with smartphone software program are customary on base variations. For lower than $30,000 the 2021 Tiguan SE with an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, three USB ports, artificial leather-based upholstery, and heated seats might be had. That’s a very good quantity, too.
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