If you’ve been searching for a compact crossover that offers a comfortable ride, agile handling, lots of room for cargo, and a wide array of up-to-date technology features, you’ll love the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan. According to the Volkswagen dealership near San Bernardino, customers also appreciate the Tiguan’s exceptional fuel efficiency and its available third row, features you can’t get in most other vehicles in this class.
The 2021 VW Tiguan gets standard seating for five passengers. The optional third row increases the seating capacity to seven. When you visit a dealer like the San Bernardino area Volkswagen dealership, you’ll get five trim levels to choose from: S, SE, SE R-Line Black, SEL, and SEL Premium R-Line. There’s also a choice between standard front-wheel drive and the optional Volkswagen 4Motion all-wheel-drive system. All-wheel-drive models get two rows standard with the third row optional, while front-wheel-drive models come configured with three rows.
Powering the Tiguan is a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine that puts out 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. This unit features a fuel-saving start-stop system and is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy for the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan is estimated by the EPA at 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway for models with front-wheel drive.* Buyers who choose all-wheel drive will get 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan garners excellent reviews from the automotive media. Kelley Blue Book writes:
“With all the compact-crossover SUVs from which to choose, one might wonder what the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV has over the competition. Well, to start with, there’s that marvelous German ride and handling only a VW can offer, as well as an ample dose of high-tech wizardry borrowed from the Audi division. ... The Tiguan is also one of the few compact-crossover SUVs to offer the option of a small but still usable 3rd-row seat.”
The Tiguan provides plenty of room for cargo. Three-row models have 12 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row. With the third row folded, there are 33 cubic feet. With the second and third rows folded, there’s a total of 65.7 cubic feet. Models with two rows get 37.6 cubic feet behind the second row and 73.5 with the second row folded.
The entry-level Tiguan S gets a long list of standard features, including 17-inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, halogen headlights and LED taillights, LED daytime running lights, power-adjustable/heated side mirrors, roof rails, a trailer hitch receive, cruise control, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a stereo system with six speakers, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth and a USB port.
Standard active safety features include a rearview camera, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2021 VW Tiguan a Top Safety Pick model, with the highest score of Good in all crash tests. As of this writing, the Tiguan hasn’t been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
* 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.