Volkswagen’s Tiguan crossover SUV is now 9 years old as it has entered a new generation as 2017 VW Tiguan. Given a new life cycle, this 2017 Tiguan comes with relatively modest design changes.
Compared to other similar vehicles in its class like 2017 KIA Sportage and 2017 Acura RDX, the new Volkswagen Tiguan is smaller. But that doesn’t stop it from giving a fierce competition as it is improved in performance and overall capabilities.
Performance and Capabilities
Under the hood of this VW Tiguan 2017 sits a 2.0-liter intercooled turbo premium unleaded inline 4 engine that wholeheartedly produces 200 HP at 5,100 RPM and 207 lb-ft of torque at 1,700 RPM. A 6-speed automatic transmission with DSP (Dynamic Shift Program), Tiptronic and Sport mode comes standard with the engine.
This engine powers all the trims and delivers an improved fuel economy of 20 mpg in city/ 24 mpg highway/ 23 mpg combined. There are even options for both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
Trims and Pricing
This new Volkswagen Tiguan comes with 4 different trims and their respective prices go as:
- S starts at $24,000
- 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Wolfsburg starts at $30,000
- 2017 VW Tiguan Sport at $32,000
- VW Tiguan SEL at $34,000
2017 VW Tiguan Exterior
Volkswagen’s modern approach to styling are mainstream market-oriented and caters customer interest; this is what has been reflected in the new 2017 Tiguan. Subtle refinements have made way into the front fascia as the headlights look more sharp and pronounced. This same case is with the grille as it wears new chrome treatments.
Also, Volkswagen has accentuated the wheel’s deign by sophisticated chrome inlay. The wheel’s beveled spokes add a profound aggressiveness. The window panels are not exaggerated this time and they rather blend in subtly with the overall exterior styling. The rear fascia has come largely unchanged. It’s just the recessed exhaust tips that look new.
Buyers even get the option of choosing between different color options and some of them include Pacific Blue Metallic, Reflex Silver Metallic, Pure White, Pepper Gray Metallic and Deep Black Pearl.
Though the new 2017 VW Tiguan has a compact body, its interior cabin is roomy as never before. The seats are plush and the entire cabin theme is based on dull black and silver coloring. AC vents now have a quirky circular shape and are arranged evenly in the dash.
The driver’s gauge cluster, now sports contrast bi-spoke needles along with a revised TFT display. The infotainment system too comes revised with 3 intuitive rotary controls which are LED lit. The second row seats are not left out as there’s convenient access to entertainment and AC controls.
Accessories and Safety
Endless personalization is what Volkswagen promotes as this model comes with a range of accessories. These optional accessories include:
- CARGOTECH Blocks
- Heavy Duty Trunk Liner
- Rear Seat Cover
- Cargo Box Attachment Kit
- Chrome Mirrors Caps
As Volkswagen promises utmost driver and passenger safety, this new VW Tiguan 2017 comes equipped with a bloat-load of safety technologies. Some of these include – Multi-stage airbags, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, lane keeping aid, forward collision warning (with prevention) and tire pressure monitoring.