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The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is the German automaker’s compact SUV and a rival to the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape. In spite of being less popular than its competitors, the Tiguan is a solid vehicle, offering a snappy engine and great handling. It’s not without its flaws, however, falling behind when it comes to fuel economy, size and latest safety features, such as blind-spot monitoring and emergency braking.




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The Volkswagen Tiguan is definitely one of the more underappreciated compact SUVs on the market, and the 2016 version is unlikely to buck the trend. Despite the lack of appreciation, the Tiguan is a great vehicle, particularly when it comes to handling and its engine. It does fall in a few key areas, however, such as size and safety technology, though we would argue that none of these issues are big enough to dissuade you from purchasing the vehicle.

We already mentioned size as one of the chief issues that make the 2016 Tiguan less than stellar, but would like to solidify this point. The Tiguan is about 442 cm in length, which effectively makes small even by compact-SUV standards. The Nissan Rogue is roughly 20 cm longer; even the CR-V is a bigger vehicle, surpassing the Tiguan by 10 cm. In terms of design, the Tiguan carries the same straightforwardness as any other Volkswagen vehicle, which means no clutter and a simple horizontal grille. Minimalism has been a huge aspect of Volkwagen’s design philosophy for as long as we could remember, and nothing has changed here – though it does look somewhat pudgy…

The Tiguan’s cabin is just as straightforward as the exterior, with clearly outlined controls and taut fit and finish. Everything looks as it should, and nothing really stands out – aside maybe the hefty nature of the steering wheel’s built-in audio and phone buttons as well as faux leather (which is now standard across all trims). In general, the whole thing looks great – not flashy-great, but great nonetheless. If you want to spice things up you can go with genuine leather, but expect it to cost more. Space is limited even when it comes to the cargo area, but we have already mentioned that.

Under the hood, the 2016 Tiguan has only one engine, but it’s a good one, we promise! The treat here is a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. The only available transmission is a six-speed automatic, but it does have manual shift and sport modes. The R-Line model also includes steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is optional. We also appreciate its 2,200-pound towing capacity. In fact, the only issue with the powertrain – and it could be a big one, depending on your preferences – is its disappointing fuel economy, which lags behind the competition. Driving this car is fun though – its transmission downshifts quickly and smoothly, while the ride is smooth and quite. In other words, it feels right.

Overall, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan deserves a little more love. It’s not the best compact SUV, but it’s far from worst. If you are in the market, give it a look, and if the lack of space is too much to tolerate, then at least you would have the pleasure of driving it!

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
Reviewed by Unhaggle on .
Rating: 7.5 / 10



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General Specs

Engine 2.0000 L
Horsepower @RPM200
Fuel TypeUnleaded
Body typeSUV
Number of Doors5
Passenger5
Drive TrainFront Wheel Drive
Transmission TypeManual
Power and Performance:

All models of the VW Tiguan are powered by a peppy, 200-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The sole transmission is a 6-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard and AWD is available. The 6-speed automatic has manual shift and sport modes, with the sporty R-Line model including steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The Tiguan's towing capacity is rated at 2,200 pounds. There are two downsides to the Tiguan's drivetrain, though. First, fuel economy lags most of its competitors, and adding insult to injury, premium gasoline is recommended (but not required).

Read more on Kelley Blue Book.

Interiors and Special Features:

Even with the addition of new touchscreen interfaces for 2016, the Volkswagen Tiguan doesn't exactly look like the latest and greatest when you drop yourself into the cabin. It definitely lacks the contemporary looks of competitors, but to be fair it's still attractive and restrained in that classic German way, with materials quality and construction that are first-rate. You also sit pleasingly high and upright in the firm, supportive front seats, which should satisfy those searching for that tall, commanding view of the road ahead.

There is an abundance of headroom all around, but rear occupants will find their legs a little more pinched (especially with taller folks up front) than they would in most rivals. The reclining rear seat is certainly welcome, though, as is its sliding functionality that allows you to bring kids a little closer to the front or free up more cargo space.

Read more on Edmunds.

Safety features:

In addition to the usual front and side airbags, the Tiguan offers rear side thorax airbags as an option. On models equipped with 4Motion all-wheel drive, hill descent control is also included, which helps maintain speed on steep slopes. Hill-hold control and an electronic parking brake are standard on all models. Starting last year, a rearview camera became standard equipment. SE and SEL models also include bi-xenon headlights with adaptive programming, which swivel to illuminate the road through turns.

Because it is an older design the Tiguan lacks any of the newer advanced-safety features, such as parking sensors, blind-spot detection, lane-departure warning, and forward collision alert/mitigation. These features, which might help to avoid an accident, are beginning to become available in other mainstream compact crossovers.

Read more on The Car Connection.


Audio

8 speakers
Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front
Audio system with AM/FM radio, digital media card, CD player (reads MP3 format), touch screen and colour screen
Antenna

Body Exterior

Roof spoiler
Trailer towing preparation II

Brakes

Electronic brake distribution
Hill holder
ABS
4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)
Brake assist system
Electronic hand brake

Bumpers

Painted front and rear bumpers

Cargo area

Cargo area cover
Load restraint: hooks

Charges

Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,795.00
Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00

Convenience

Cargo area light
Voice activating system; includes phone
Front and rear reading lights
4 passenger assist handles
Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming
Cruise control
Rear camera parking distance sensors
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
2 12V in front, 1 12V in rear, 1 12V in cargo area
Remote control trunk/hatch release

Dimensions

4X4 specifics: approach angle (degrees): 28.0 and departure angle (degrees): 25.0
Cargo area dimensions: length (mm): 1,758
Cargo capacity(in litres): rear seat down: 1,600 and all seats in place: 700
Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 992, rear headroom (mm): 991, front hip room (mm): 1,482, rear hip room (mm): 1,459, front leg room (mm): 1,018, rear leg room (mm): 910, front shoulder room (mm): 1,428 and rear shoulder room (mm): 1,397
External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,433, overall width (mm): 1,809, overall height (mm): 1,665, ground clearance (mm): 200, wheelbase (mm): 2,604, front track (mm): 1,569, rear track (mm): 1,571 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 11,900

Doors

Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged
Rear door: lifting gate
Body colour exterior door handles

Engine

Turbocharged
Engine: 2.0L in-line four-cylinder with VVT
Emissions data: CO2: 4,931 kg/yr

Engine Performance

Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 11.7 ; highway= 9.5 ; combined= 10.7 ;
Power: 200 hp @ 5,100 rpm; 207 ft lb of torque @ 1,700 rpm

Fuel

Fuel tank: 63 litre capacity
Fuel system: gasoline direct injection
Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)

Instrumentation

Main dashboard display
Tachometer
External temperature
Trip computer: includes avg speed, avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range
Low tire pressure monitor
Multi-function display screen 5.0, touch screen and 1

Interior Trim

Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment, carpet in load area and none
Luxury trim: alloy on doors, alloy on dashboard and none
Floor mats

Lights

Daytime running lights
LED side indicator lights
Front fog lights
Headlights: halogen with conventional lens halogen

Locks

Remote keyless power locks ; includes power windows and automatic locking
Anti-theft protection includes: interior monitoring

Paint

Pearl paint

Safety

Front side airbags
2 height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats
Crash test results IIHS, Good, Good, Marginal, Good and Good, crash test results NHTSA, 5, 4, 4.00 and 3
Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
LATCH
Airbags 6
Rear seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver, rear seat belts with pre-tensioners for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for centre
Front to rear curtain airbags
Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag

Seats

Seating: 5 passengers
Seat upholstery: cloth
Front seat centre armrest
Rear seat centre armrest
Front driver seat and Front passenger seat : bucket ; details: manual height, manual lumbar and manual tilt
Rear seats: split-folding split bench with seating for three ; details: manual recline and manual fore/aft

Service

Intermediate service 15,000, 12 and variable distance/period

Steering

Vehicle speed proportional power steering type
Steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment

Storage

Refrigerated storage: in glove box
Cupholders in front row and rear seats
Dashboard console with covered storage, full floor console with covered storage

Suspension

Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs

Transmission

Front-wheel drive
Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP) stability control
Transmission: 6-speed manual ; incl. shifter on floor
Electronic traction control
3.300:1 axle ratio

Ventilation

Ventilation system with cabin filter and active carbon filter
Air conditioning

Version

Data completeness
Trim level: TRENDLINE
Powertrain type : combustion
5-door SUV
Version information 01 Apr 2016
Date introduced:

Visibility

Rear window with defroster and intermittent wiper
Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable with indicator lights
Rear side windows: wind-up on driver side and passenger side
Rear view mirror
Tinted glass
Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
Front and rear power windows with 2 express
Driver and passenger fixed 3rd row windows

Warranty

Anti-corrosion warranty: 144 months/ 200,000 km
Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km
Warranty powertrain - OEM 60 months/ 100,000 km
Paint warranty: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Roadside assistance warranty: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty whole vehicle - OEM: 48 months/ 80,000 km

Weights

Weights: gross vehicle weight (kg): 2,170, published curb weight (kg): 1,539, gross trailer weight braked (kg): 998, payload allowance (kg): 631, Manufacturer’s own, 2,170 and 998

Wheels

Rear axle
Front and rear all-season tires 215/65/H
Front and rear alloy wheels: 16"x 6.5"
Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim

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