Compact Versatility and an Upscale Feel with the VW Tiguan
The Tiguan is a compact crossover that delivers a comfortable ride quality along with sporty handling and has a premium feel thanks to its high-end cabin materials. The latest Tiguan offers four trim levels, each of which is available with front-wheel drive or 4MOTION all-wheel drive, so you should be able to find a configuration that is exactly what you want and meets your budget. With a long list of standard features, like 40/20/40 rear seats that split, slide, and recline, the Tiguan appeals to drivers who want a versatile and feature-filled vehicle from a brand they can count on.
2016 vs 2017 VW Tiguan: The Differences
Volkswagen has readjusted the trim levels for the 2017 Tiguan, giving certain models new names. The trim that used to be the R-Line is now the Wolfsburg while the previous SE trim is now known as the Sport. Choosing the Wolfsburg trim will give you a standard panoramic sunroof plus custom floor mats and badging. The Sport trim features automatic dual-zone climate control, a sport suspension, black door mirror caps, 18-inch gray alloy wheels, and side sill exterior trim in the body color.
People who stick with the base version of the 2017 VW Tiguan, the S, will notice an updated infotainment system that comes standard. This system features a 6.3-inch screen along with connectivity via VW Car-Net, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto so that you can sync multiple cell phones at once. You will also notice a new Leather Package offered on the Sport trim, which includes power-adjustable front seats, memory for the driver’s seat, power folding exterior mirrors, and Vienna leather upholstery.
Exploring the Volkswagen Tiguan History
The Volkswagen Tiguan was released for 2009, marking the automaker’s first vehicle within the compact crossover SUV category. It had European styling, a turbo-boosted engine and was based on the existing small car platform. The 2010 model only had mild revisions to the front end and instrument panel. The 2011 Tiguan received standard Bluetooth* for audio streaming and phone connectivity, with navigation being offered on the SE or standard for the SEL. The sound systems were also redesigned with push-button start and Smart Key coming on the top trim.
In 2012, Volkswagen added the LE trim with power adjustable heated front seats, leatherette upholstery, and an upgraded stereo. The wheels on the SE and SEL got larger and LED daytime running lights were added to the top trim. Changes for 2013 were minimal but included a newly standard electronic parking brake and hill hold. This model also added leather on the multifunction steering wheel and shift knob. The SEL was given a backup camera and fully adjustable passenger seat.
For 2014, VW made Car-Net telematics standard for the SE and higher and introduced the R-Line performance-oriented trim, as well as Fender Premium Audio. The Car-Net system was upgraded in 2015, including an improved touchscreen, and the backup camera became standard on all Tiguans. In 2016, plenty of standard features were added, including the MIB II infotainment system, a USB input, V-Tex leatherette upholstery, keyless entry, push-button start, and heated front seats.
Take the VW Tiguan for a Test Drive
This compact crossover offers efficiency along with many high-quality technology features that drivers love. For a chance to test drive a few different new, used, and certified pre-owned models, visit Gorman McCracken Volkswagen in Longview, Texas. We can provide competitive financing right here at the dealership and our garage is staffed with certified mechanics ready to assist you with any maintenance needs. For more details and to get started with a test drive, contact us today!