The original Volkswagen Tiguan was a compact crossover SUV launched in 2007. It was very well received by consumers and the media, and it was so good, it became one of a few vehicles to stay in production even after an entirely new-generation was launched by its manufacturer. Riverside Volkswagen drivers will know it as the Tiguan Limited and this is what the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan has to offer.
When you come across one of the latest Volkswagen Tiguan Limited models at a Riverside area Volkswagen dealership, getting to grips with its specification is an exercise in pure simplicity. That's because there is one trim level and one engine, although there are a number of options to consider.
The engine under the hood of the Tiguan Limited is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit developing a very capable 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. That power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic control and a Sport mode, but the additional capability of all-wheel drive is also available. There's also an electromechanical power steering system with variable assistance and active return, and four-wheel independent suspension to help deliver a comfortable ride.
Naturally, the Volkswagen Tiguan Limited costs less than the new-generation Tiguan, but it still includes a lot of standard equipment to make it a great value offering that still looks as good as it did when it was launched. Standard features include daytime running lights, power heated mirrors, climate control, a rearview camera, and a color touchscreen sound system with Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming.
Apart from all-wheel drive, most of the available options have been bundled together into the Premium Package. The package adds black roof rails to the outside and a trunk cover inside, but the main focus of the upgrades are technological. The tech features included in the Premium Package are an auxiliary input for portable audio players, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a three-month trial subscription, a USB port, keyless access with push-button start and cruise control. It also upgrades the infotainment system to the Composition Media touchscreen sound system with a proximity sensor and voice control. Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect is also part of the package.
VW Car-Net App-Connect is a feature that allows you to connect your compatible smartphone with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or MirrorLink, so it's possible to access select apps on the Tiguan Limited's touchscreen display. From streaming music to mobile apps, a huge amount of media is available which can then be accessed via the vehicle's touchscreen.
Along with all the usual airbags, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-pressure distribution and hydraulic brake assist, other standard safety features include electronic stability control, anti-slip regulation, an electronic differential lock and engine braking assist.
Volkswagen's Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) is also standard with the Tiguan Limited. ICRS is a feature that deploys the airbags in the event of a collision, and it can turn off the fuel pump, unlock the doors and activate the hazard lights. The idea is the system steps in to react in circumstances where you might not be able to.