2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

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2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Abhinandan Banerjee Senior Correspondent Updated on: December 3, 2019


While the sales of Compact Crossovers and SUV’s are seeing a rise in the otherwise dull automotive industry, manufacturers are wasting no time in pushing out the updated 2020 versions of the same. Volkswagen is one such brand and has done the same, by quickly launching the 2020 Version of it’s popular compact crossover, the Tiguan. While the Tiguan got a major facelift in 2018, VW has been constantly making changes to the same in the past few years.

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Pros

Seating for 7 People

Impressive Ride Quality

Spacious interiors

Impressive Cargo Capacity

Best in Class Warranty Figures

Long list of Safety and Driver Assistance Features

Cons

Engine feels dull to respond despite the good power figures at Lower RPM’s

Average MPG figures

What's New?

New SE R-Line Black Trim

Standard Additional Driver Assist features on all trims

Standard Wireless Charging on trims above SE


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25500

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

7

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

184 hp @ 4400 rpm

torque

221 lbs.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic

chassis

frame type

MQB

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

62.2/61.8

dimensions

wheelbase

109.8 in.

length

185.1 in.

width

72.4 in.

height

66.3 in.

curb weight

3757 lbs.

ground clearance

7.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

123.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

65.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

payload capacity

1124 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/29 mpg

ev range

336.6 mi.

highway range

443.7 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

7 yr. /100000 mi.


Pictures

Exterior
 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Left Side View  2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Rear View  2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Front View  2020 Volkswagen Tiguan 3 Quarter View  2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Top View
Interior
 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Sunroof  2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Seating Layout  2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Seating Layout  2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Steering Wheel  2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Sunroof

Styles

 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan in Dragon Orange Metallic color  2020 Volkswagen Tiguan in dark moss green metallic color  2020 Volkswagen Tiguan in Cardinal Red Metallic color
Dragon Orange Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.2

Interior

8.0

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan S

S

power
184hp @ 4400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$25,500 - $26,245


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $25,500 MSRP (22/25/29) 184hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 7
S 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $26,245 MSRP (20/23/27) 184hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SE

SE

power
184hp @ 4400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$27,095 - $28,395


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $27,095 MSRP (22/25/29) 184hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 7
SE 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $28,395 MSRP (20/23/27) 184hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SE R-Line

SE R-Line

power
184hp @ 4400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$30,295 - $31,595


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE R-Line Black 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $30,295 MSRP (22/25/29) 184hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 7
SE R-Line Black 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $31,595 MSRP (20/23/27) 184hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL

SEL

power
184hp @ 4400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$32,245 - $33,545


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $32,245 MSRP (22/25/29) 184hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 7
SEL 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $33,545 MSRP (20/23/27) 184hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line

SEL Premium R-Line

power
184hp @ 4400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
23 combined

$38,795


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $38,795 MSRP (20/23/27) 184hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.8

Overall Rating


While the sales of Compact Crossovers and SUV’s are seeing a rise in the otherwise dull automotive industry, manufacturers are wasting no time in pushing out the updated 2020 versions of the same. Volkswagen is one such brand and has done the same, by quickly launching the 2020 Version of its popular compact crossover, the Tiguan. While the Tiguan got a major facelift in 2018, VW has been constantly making changes to the same over the past few years.

For 2020, VW is carrying forward the 2019 Version of the Tiguan, albeit with some minor but useful additions. The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan, comes standard with additional driver assistance features and a New SE R-Line Black trim. Wireless Charging and In-Car Wi-Fi, also make their way in the lineup of the 2020 Tiguan as well. VW is also offering the Next Generation of its Car-Net telematics system in the Tiguan as standard as well. Mechanically though, the 2020 Tiguan remains unchanged from before and you can opt for the Tiguan in both FWD and AWD configurations.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan front view
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan front view
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan rear view
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan rear view

8.2/10
Features

 
 
 

8.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Features

8.2/10

VW hasn’t made many changes to the 2020 Tiguan from last year’s model. However, 2020 sees the debut of a new SE R-Line Black trim in the lineup. You get some exclusive R-Line features that include 20” Aluminum Alloys, R-Line Badging and Bumpers and some more exterior upgrades. All the trims are available with the option of an AWD setup and cost $1,500 extra than the Standard version. Engine remains the same throughout the range.

Trims S SE SE R-Line Black SEL SEL Premium R-Line
Price(2WD) $24,945 $27,095 $30,295 $32,245 -
Price(4Motion) $26,245 $28,395 $31,595 $33,545 $38,795
Key Features Rear Traffic Alert Adds/Upgrades from S Adds/Upgrades from SE Adds/upgrades from SE R-line Black Adds/Upgrades from SEL
  Car-Net Telematics within Car Wi-Fi Leatherette Seating Surface Black headliner and Panoramic Sunroof Rain Sensing Wipers Heated Wiper Park
  6.5” Touchscreen Sound System 8” Touchscreen Infotainment System with Wireless Charging Front and Rear Park Distance Control VW Digital Cockpit Instrument Cluster Interior Ambient Lighting
  LED Taillights Automatic Headlights  Foglights Heated Steering Adaptive Front Lighting system
  17” 10 Spoke Alloys  17” Machined Alloys 20” Black Aluminum Alloys Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror  20” Alloys Wheels

Which trim to buy?

With the Powertrain remaining the same throughout the lineup of the Tiguan, it’s up to you as to how many features would you want in your Tiguan. If we were to suggest one, we would suggest the SE trim that includes a decent set of features and doesn’t break your bank as well.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Engine

Volkswagen uses it’s 2.0L TSI motor in a lot of its vehicles and the Tiguan is one of them. The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan comes with this 2.0L Turbocharged motor and belts out 184 horses and 221lbs.-ft of torque.

Motor is very refined and doesn’t feel stressed even when pushed to the limits. The TSI motor generates class-leading Torque while the power Figure ranks among the best in the segment. We particularly like the 4 Motion AWD technology offered in the Tiguan that makes it a Capable Off-Roader. The 4 Motion equipped Tiguans however tradeoff there Off-Road Credentials with Performance as the heft of the 4WD system reduces the overall Performance.

Transmission duties are performed by an 8 Speed Automatic Transmission that comes with a Tip Tronic functionality. The transmission is smooth in operation but the Turbo Lag from the 2.0L motor, somewhat makes the Transmission a bit Sluggish to respond at times.

Models

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 Sport*

Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Subaru Forester 2.5

MSRP

$24,945

$23,800

$25,050

$25,345

$25,900

$24,495

Engine

2.0L I4 Intercooled TSI

1.5L I4 Turbocharged

1.5L I4 Turbocharged

2.5L Naturally Aspirated I4

2.4L Naturally Aspirated I4

2.5L Flat 4

Transmission

8 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

CVT

6 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

CVT

Horsepower

184hp@ 4400rpm

170hp@ 5600rpm

190hp@ 5600rpm

187hp@ 6000rpm

185hp@ 6000rpm

182hp@ 5800 rpm

Torque

221ft-lbs@ 1600 rpm

203ft-lbs@ 2000rpm

179ft-lbs@ 2000rpm

186ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

178ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

176ft-lbs@ 4400rpm

*2019 Model Year figures used for comparison purposes only

Speaking of numbers, the VW matches the best in the class, in terms of power and torque figures and manages to beat a lot of them. The CX-5 and the Santa Fe, offer the most power in this segment but lose out in terms of the Torque on offer.

How quickly does it gather pace?

As with the Case of any Turbocharged Motor in the World, the Volkswagen Tiguan, isn’t the fastest to take off the line. This is because of 2 simple reasons.

Firstly, the Turbocharger unit starts providing its Boost once the Motor revs past 1600rpm before which, it offers a lot of Turbo Lag. Secondly, the Tiguan’s weight doesn’t make the SUV feel agile or eager to respond to any throttle inputs as quickly as one would expect from an SUV of this class.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan acceleration
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Acceleration

However, as you get past the 2500rpm and get the turbo rush, the Tiguan feels sporty and athletic and shows it’s real colors.

Models

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Chevrolet Equinox L*

Honda CR-V LX*

Mazda CX-5 Sport*

Hyundai Santa Fe SE*

Subaru Forester 2.5i*

0-60 MPH

8.2 sec

9.2 sec

7.7 sec

8.7 sec

8.9 sec

9.6 sec

Quarter mile

16.9 sec

11.2 sec

16 sec

16.7 sec

16.7 sec

17.3 sec

Engine

2.0L i4

1.5L I4 Turbocharged

1.5L I4 Turbocharged

2.5L Naturally Aspirated I4

2.4L Naturally Aspirated I4

2.5L Naturally Aspirated flat4

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3721

3274

3337

3541

3591

3499

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

7.7

6.3

N/A

6.3

7.1

6.1

When you take the rivals of the Tiguan into account, you will find that most of them are on the same page. The CR-V comes out on top, owing to its superb motor and efficient and optimized aerodynamics. The Subaru Forester loses out, owing to its heft but its the only car here that comes with AWD as standard.

How does it perform on the road?

The Tiguan has been famed for it’s driving manners and the 2020 version, continues to build on the same. The 4motion AWD system drastically improves performance on wet road conditions or the roads “not taken”. The Ride is comfortable courtesy of good suspension tuning from Volkswagen, while the road noise is very well contained.

There is a little amount of body roll when the Tiguan is made to tackle corners fast but this is a feature, exhibited by other SUVs of the segment as well. The suspension has been tuned well to tackle the undulations and the off-roads well. Out on the tarmac, you will enjoy the Tiguan the most and the 4 Motion system, comes into play and balances the balance between chassis and drivetrain exceptionally well.

Does it stop as well as it accelerates?

The Brakes of the 2020 VW Tiguan offer good stopping power and do well to make the Beefy SUV come to a halt in very little time. When it comes to brake pedal feel however, we feel that the pedals feel a tad bit softer as compared to other VW Cars but they do the job well in under most conditions. VW offers a lot of active braking tech like auto emergency braking and 4 wheel ABS that adds to the braking capacities of the Tiguan.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan wheel
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan offer good stopping power

Model

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Chevrolet Equinox L*

Honda CR-V LX*

Mazda CX-5 SPORT*

Hyundai Santa Fe SE*

Subaru Forester*

Brake Front (in.)

13.4

16

11.1

11.7

12.6

11.8

Brake Rear (in.)

11.8

17

10.2

11.9

12

11.3

60-0 MPH (ft.)

124

119

115

136

130

129

The Honda CR-V with its rugged construction has the best feel and performance from the Brakes while the Mazda ranks first from the bottom. The Tiguan lies somewhere in the top half of the segment.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Fuel Economy

While the 2020 VW Tiguan offers Class Leading Torque and Power, the downside is that all this performance comes at the price of Gas MPG.

The Thirsty Engine and the Hefty weight of the Tiguan can be held responsible for the “Ordinary” Fuel Economy figures. The low Fuel Tank Capacity, further adds to the Tiguan’s misery and doesn’t helps it’s cause as well.

Model

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Chevrolet Equinox L*

Honda CR-V LX*

Mazda CX-5 SPORT*

Hyundai Santa Fe SE*

Subaru Forester*

MPG (city)

22

26

26

25

22

26

MPG (highway)

29

32

32

31

29

30

MPG (combined)

25

28

28

28

25

28

Range (city/highway)

(miles)

337 / 444

387 / 477

364 / 448

370 / 459

414 / 545

431.6/547.8

Tank Capacity (gal)

15.3

14.9

14.0

14.8

18.8

14.9

The Chevy, Honda and the Subaru, showcase the best MPG figures among all these SUV’s here. The Hyundai and the VW, suffer here and offer the least MPG figures. The Hyundai however, manages to make up for its low MPG figures with it’s driving range.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior

8.0/10

The Cabin inside the Volkswagen Tiguan has to rank among the best in class in terms of the Build Quality. All buttons have been properly placed while there are no inconsistencies in design or panel gaps. The Volkswagen Tiguan, despite its seemingly compact looking dimensions, offers a good amount of space on the inside for its occupants.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan seating
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Seating and Comfort

There is a good amount of legroom and shoulder room while the headroom will be adequate for most passengers except the taller ones. The second row in the Tiguan is particularly suited for long rides as the space offered is immense to stretch your legs or relax your muscles.

Model

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Chevrolet Equinox L*

Honda CR-V LX*

Mazda CX-5 SPORT*

Hyundai Santa Fe SE*

Subaru Forester*

Passenger capacity

7

5

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.6/57.0/40.2

40.0/57.2/40.9

40.1/57.9/41.3

39.7/57.1/41.0

41.2/59.1/44.1

40.0/57.2/40.9

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.1/55.9/36.5

38.5/55.5/39.7

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.0/54.8/39.6

39.2/58.3/40.9

38.5/55.6/39.7

The Seats in the Volkswagen Tiguan offer good bolstering and support while providing adequate cushioning. The Seats have been cushioned in ways such that the body doesn’t feel tired or sore after long hours of sitting inside the same.

How good is the Infotainment system?

Following the modern-day trend of loading cars with high-tech features, the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan, also bundles a lot of them on the infotainment front. The interface is decent to use but it could do with a bit more finesse. Although, you won't mind the plethora of features on offer in the system.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan infotainment Display
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Infotainment Display
  • Android Auto and Apple Car Play 
  • 8”/6.5” Touchscreen Infotainment System with Navigation
  • SiriusXM Radio and Travel Link with 3 Months Subscription
  • VW Car-Net App-Connect with Voice Control
  • FM/AM Radio connectivity and In-Car Wi-Fi
  • Wireless Charging
  • Car-Net Telematics
  • USB Connectivity and Charging ports
  • Bluetooth Telephony and Connectivity to Multiple devices
  • VW Digital Cockpit

Interior Features

As discussed previously, the interiors of the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta's interiors are loaded with a ton of bells and whistles. Here are a few notable features of the interiors

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System
  • Auto-Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror
  • Overhead View camera and Rear View Camera
  • Power Adjustable Driver Seats with Memory Function
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Heated Leather Front Seats
  • Keyless Access with Push Button Start
  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • 40/20/40 Split 2nd Row Seats

How much cargo can you carry with yourself?

The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan offers 12 cu ft. of cargo Storage Space with its 3rd Row up and 37.6 cu ft. in its 5 Seater Avatar. That means there is no shortage of Space for Big Suitcases, Carry Bags or Camping Equipment inside the Tiguan. For added utility and Practicality, the Tiguan’s second row can be folded down which liberates even higher storage space. In terms of In Cabin storage space, there are plenty of Bottle Holders and Cubby holes inside the Tiguan’s Cabin. Passengers will also be happy with the amount of Storage Compartments in the Cabin of the Tiguan which are present under the Armrests and the Dashboard.
 

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Cargo Space
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan offers 12 cubic feet of cargo space

Model

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Chevrolet Equinox L*

Honda CR-V LX*

Mazda CX-5 SPORT*

Hyundai Santa Fe SE*

Subaru Forester*

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

37.6

29.9

39.2

30.9

35.9

29.6

While mostly no other SUV can beat the Tiguan in terms of the Cargo Capacity, it’s the mighty Honda CR-V that trumps the Tiguan in the Cargo Space department. The Sant Fe comes in 3rd and is followed by the others.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan interior
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan interior
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan center console
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan center console
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan steering
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan steering
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan instrumental cluster
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan instrumental cluster
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan cargo
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan cargo

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Exterior

The Exterior Design of the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV won’t win any Fashion Contests or Style Awards. That being said, the Tiguan does look Handsome from all angles with its Precise Lines and well put together body.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Side view
The Exterior of 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan has to be one of the best-built SUVs in the segment

There are no Panel Gaps and Inconsistencies in the design of the exterior and the Tiguan has to be one of the best-built SUVs in the segment. The SUV isn’t the smallest in the Class and looks big courtesy of its sheer size. It doesn’t look compact from any dimension and this translates into good interior space for the passengers and the Cargo Area.

Model

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Chevrolet Equinox L*

Honda CR-V LX *

Mazda CX-5 SPORT*

Hyundai Santa Fe SE*

Subaru Forester*

Curb weight (lbs.)

3721

3274

3307

3541

3591

3499

Length(in)

185.1

183.1

180.6

179.1

187.8

182.3

Width(in)

72.4

72.6

73.0

72.5

74.4

72.4

Height(in)

66.3

65.4

66.1

66.2

66.1

65.4

Ground clearance (in)

7.9

6/9

7.8

7.5

7.3

6.9

Wheelbase (in)

109.8

107.3

104.7

106.2

108.9

107.3

The 109.8 inches of ground clearance in the Volkswagen Tiguan is the biggest in this comparison. This results in good Water Wading Abilities and confidence while going over speed bumps or rocks/ small boulders while off-roading.

What features will draw your attention?

There are a lot of features on the exteriors of the Tiguan that will surely grab the eyeballs of onlookers. Some of the most notable features include

  • Adaptive Front Lighting System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • 20” Alloy Wheels
  • Heated Wiper Park
  • R-Line Front Bumper on R-Line models
  • Hands-Free open and Close Tailgate
  • Heated Wind Shield Nozzles
  • Park Distance Control
  • 4 Wheel Independent Suspension
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Heated Side Mirrors with Memory
  • Automatic LED Headlamps and Tail Lamps
  • Fog Lamps with corner illuminating features
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan front
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan front
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan rear
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan rear
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan side
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan side
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan headlight
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan headlight
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan emblem
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan emblem

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Safety

Safety has been the top priority for a lot of Car Makers in the world and VW has been at the top of all this. For 2020, VW has added a number of driver assistance features as standard that intends to make the commutes for occupants of the Tiguan, a bit more safer.

Some of those features include

  • ABS with ESC and Anti Slip Regulation
  • Electronic Differential Locking and Engine Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Front and Side Assistance
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Rear Park Distance Control
  • Intelligent Crash Response System
  • Side Curtain, Front, and Thorax Airbags
  • Seatbelts with Pre Tensioners and Load Limiters

NHTSA

We don’t have the Overall Rating of the Tiguan from the NHTSA but we do have some of the other test results. They have been listed down below

Overall rating

Not rated

Overall frontal barrier crash rating

Not rated

Frontal barrier crash rating driver

Not rated

Overall side crash rating

5 star

Side barrier rating

5 star

Side pole rating driver front seat

5 star

Combined side rating rear seat

5 star

Rollover rating

4 star

Side barrier rating driver

5 star

Frontal barrier crash rating passenger

Not rated

Combined side rating front seat

5 star

Side barrier rating passenger rear seat

5 star

As we can see, the Tiguan has fared decently well in the stringent tests conducted by the NHTSA but we will give a conclusive verdict, once the overall verdict from NHTSA is available to us.

IIHS

Not available

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Competition

Volkswagen Tiguan vs Honda CR-V

Honda sells a lot of CR-Vs in the US market and there are a variety of reasons for the same. The CR-V, like the VW, is big on space on the inside, feels athletic and dynamic to drive and offers a superb gas mileage as well. The CR-V is somewhat similar in price to the Tiguan as well. The Tiguan however, offers a lot more power and the 4Motion AWD makes it, a better proposition on the road less taken. Overall, the Tiguan and the CR-V are excellent buys in their own aspects and it just depends on what your preferences are.

2020 Honda CR-V
2020 Honda CR-V

Volkswagen Tiguan vs Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is one of the most Sportiest SUVs in the segment. The Mazda offers one of the Best 2nd Row Seating arrangement in the class as well. When it comes to the off-road ability, both the SUV’s are nearly matched and have potent 4WD systems. The Volkswagen Tiguan scores high on the Infotainment System it has on offer and offers the added ability to carry 7 people on board.
 

2020 Mazda CX-5
2020 Mazda CX-5

Volkswagen Tiguan vs Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox is the American Answer to what is essentially a market dominated by European, Korean and Japanese SUVs. The Equinox offers good fuel efficiency and way more space in the Interior for both the 1st Row and 2nd Row of passengers. The VW Tiguan, however, has lot more power on tap and has the ability to ferry 7 people. The Tiguan also feels the better built among the 2 and the 4Motion AWD system makes it the better SUV among the 2 for off-roading.

2020 Chevrolet Equinox
2020 Chevrolet Equinox

 

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Final Verdict

The Volkswagen Tiguan has been around for a while now and has managed to prove its mettle, wherever it’s being sold. The Tiguan comes with a rugged build, terrific dynamics and handling, impressive cargo and Interior space and a long plethora of Creature comfort and Driver assistance features. The 2020 Tiguan, may not be the most frugal Crossover that you can buy in the market right now but for everything else that the Tiguan comes with, you surely won’t complain about the same.