There are countless compact crossovers on the market today. One model that stands out from the crowd is the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan. If you’re looking for an SUV with outstanding driving dynamics, a sporty ride, and a long list of standard features, you’ll love the VW Tiguan. Customers of the Moreno Valley area Volkswagen dealership are impressed by the Tiguan’s outstanding fuel economy and its available third-row seats, a feature not commonly found in rival vehicles.
According to the Volkswagen dealer near Moreno Valley, the Tiguan seats five in two-row configurations and seven with the optional third row. There are five trim levels, listed as S, SE, SE R-Line Black, SEL, and SEL Premium R-Line. Front-wheel drive comes standard. Buyers can choose the available all-wheel-drive system. Models with front-wheel drive come with three rows, while all-wheel-drive models get two rows standard and the third row as an option.
The 2021 Tiguan is motivated by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 184 horses and 221 lb-ft. The sole transmission is an eight-speed automatic. The Tiguan delivers exceptional fuel economy, in part due to a fuel-saving start/stop system. EPA-estimated fuel economy checks in with 23 mpg city/29 mpg highway.*
The automotive media gives the 2021 Tiguan excellent reviews. Car and Driver writes:
“The compact SUV segment is full of good options, but one of our favorites is the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan, which is one of the most well-rounded choices. It’s handsomely styled, well-equipped, and practical. ... While the Tiguan does offer some of the same sharp driving dynamics that endears us to the majority of the Volkswagen lineup, its practicality is really what makes it worth buying, and it’s what earned it an Editors’ Choice award.”
Even the base Tiguan S trim comes with a long list of standard features, including 17-inch alloy wheels, halogen headlights, LED taillights, LED daytime running lights, cloth upholstery, power-adjustable, heated side mirrors, roof rails, and a trailer hitch receiver. Tech features include an infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an audio system with six speakers, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot and a USB port. Standard safety features include cruise control, a blind spot monitor with cross traffic alert, and forward collision mitigation.
The top-spec Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line trim comes with all-wheel drive, 20-inch wheels, leather seats, ambient lighting, driver-seat memory settings, a power-adjustable passenger seat, a hands-free tailgate, a surround-view camera, automatic high-beam assist, and a nine-speaker audio system.
Buyers looking for a new family vehicle want to be reassured it will be safe. The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan scores high for safety. The 2021 VW Tiguan was listed as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, with the best marks of Good in every crash test. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has yet to test the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan as of this writing.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.