2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

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$24,945 - $38,795
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2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: April 2, 2020
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While the sales of compact crossovers and SUVs 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 that has adhered to this ideology by quickly launching the latest version of its offerings, including its 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. However, VW's rather subtle approach in designing their vehicles might work for others in the family, but when it comes to Tiguan, it fails to grab eyes. 

The Tiguan isn't really the highlight of the Volkswagen family in terms of sales numbers. Simply because in this price bracket, the Tiguan falls short of its abilities to impress the customers. Nevertheless, where the Tiguan shines really is its build quality and the sense of ruggedness that follows with it. It is spacious, fairly punchy when flat-footed, and ensures the availability of all the bells and whistles you would expect from a car from this segment. Let's move ahead and see what makes the Tiguan a considerable option in the market.

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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 lazy to respond

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


2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Latest Update

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

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.


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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

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Ratings

Features

8.6

Engine And Performance

6.4

Fuel Economy

4.1

Interior

8.0

Exterior

5.0

6.7

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Volkswagen Tiguan S

S

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

$24,945 - $26,245


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $24,945 MSRP (22/25/29) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic w/Tiptronic front wheel drive 7
S 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $26,245 MSRP (22/25/29) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic w/Tiptronic all wheel drive 5

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SE

SE

power
184 hp @ 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) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic w/Tiptronic front wheel drive 7
SE 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $28,395 MSRP (22/25/29) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic w/Tiptronic all wheel drive 5

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SE R-Line Black

SE R-Line Black

power
184 hp @ 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) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic w/Tiptronic front wheel drive 7
SE R-Line Black 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $31,595 MSRP (22/25/29) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic w/Tiptronic all wheel drive 5

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL

SEL

power
184 hp @ 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) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic w/Tiptronic front wheel drive 7
SEL 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $33,545 MSRP (22/25/29) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic w/Tiptronic all wheel drive 5

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line

SEL Premium R-Line

power
184 hp @ 4400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 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 (22/25/29) 184 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic w/Tiptronic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

6.7

Overall Rating


For 2020, VW is carrying forward the 2019 version of the Tiguan, unchanged for the most part, albeit 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.

Now since VW seems to have pushed the same iteration forward without investing too much effort in the Tiguan, the battle just gets tougher for this comrade. With the prices nudging the $25k mark for the base variant, this "People's crossover" has to overshadow the likes of some well-established rivals such as Chevrolet Equinox, Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, and the Hyundai Santa Fe.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV Front View
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV Rear View

8.6/10
Features

 

6.4/10
Engine and Performance

 

4.1/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.0/10
Interior

 

5.0/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Features

8.6/10

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. The engine remains the same 2.0L, inline-4 motor, throughout the range.

Trims S SE SE R-Line Black SEL SEL Premium R-Line
MSRP (FWD) $24,945 $27,095 $30,295 $32,245 -
MSRP (AWD) $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 and Performance

6.4/10

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.

The 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 figures rank 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 their 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

$25,090

$25,900

$24,495

Engine

2.0L Intercooled TSI Inline-4

1.5L Turbocharged Inline-4

1.5L Turbocharged Inline-4 

2.5L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.4L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.5L Flat-4

Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD FWD FWD AWD

Transmission

8 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

CVT

6 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

CVT

Power (hp @ rpm)

184@4,400

170@5,600

190@5,600

187@6,000

185@6,000

182@5,800

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

221@1,600

203@2,000

179@2,000

186@4,000

178@4,000

176@4,400

*2019 Model Year figures used for comparison purposes only

Speaking of numbers, the VW emerges as the best in the class contender in terms of combined power and torque figures. The CX-5 and the Santa Fe, offer the most power in this segment but lose out in terms of the torque on offer. That said, the Honda CR-V's 1.5L is the same unit borrowed from the Civic Hatchback that has been tuned to handle this massive SUV. This 190 hp mill is the most powerful engine in this segment. 

How quickly does it gather pace?

Despite having a turbocharger complementing the performance of the engine, the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan isn't very eager to get 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 considerable Turbo Lag. Secondly, the Tiguan’s extravagant dimensions don’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 0-60 MPG in just 8.2 sec

However, as you get past the 2500rpm and get the turbo rush, the Tiguan feels sporty and athletic and shows its true colors. Also, the slick-shifting DSG gearbox is a pleasure to interact with. However, it doesn't let you hold a gear even in the sports mode and voluntarily upshifts on revving the engine hard - something that might upset the purists here.

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 (sec)

8.2 

9.2 

7.5 

8.3 

8.9 

9.6 

Quarter Mile (sec)

16.9 

11.2 

16 

16.4 

16.7 

17.3 

Top Speed (MPH) N/A N/A 127 130 N/A 117

Engine

2.0L Intercooled TSI Inline-4

1.5L Turbocharged Inline-4

1.5L Turbocharged Inline-4 

2.5L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.4L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.5L Flat-4

Emission

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

7.7

6.3

5.9

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 its 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. The German Giant has also invested quite a lot in making the Tiguan as plush inside as possible, as a result, the amount of damping to contain the external noises are bang on point. Making conversations with the occupants won't need more than just a whisper.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Rear View

There is a little amount of body roll when the Tiguan is made to tackle corners fast but this is one feature that is exhibited by other SUVs of the segment as well. The suspension has been tuned well to tackle the undulations and the off-roads well. Come to the steering feedback and most Volkswagens maintain impressive communication between the road and the driver. The Tiguan isn't different either. However, while spirited cornering, some understeer might upset you, but you'll get used to it after a couple of runs around the twisties. 

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, 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 equipment like auto emergency braking and 4 wheel ABS that adds to the braking capacities of the Tiguan.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan offers good stopping power

Yes, the heavy curb weight and bigger dimensions of the Tiguan get pretty much evident while panic braking as it invites a considerable nosedive when doing so. It could also get scary for few, however, the tires and the balanced chassis still manage to inspire some confidence into the driver. 

Model

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Chevrolet Equinox L*

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 SPORT

Hyundai Santa Fe SE*

Subaru Forester*

Brake Rotors Front (in)

13.4

16

11.1

11.7

12.6

11.8

Brake Rotors Rear (in)

11.8

17

10.2

11.9

12

11.3

Curb Weight (lbs)

3721

3274

3337

3541

3591

3499

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.

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2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Fuel Economy

4.1/10

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 help its cause either.

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

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.3

14.9

14.0

14.8

18.8

14.9

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

(mi)

337/444/382

387/477/417

364/448/392

370/459/415

414/545/470

431.6/547/417

The Chevy Equinox, Honda CR-V, and the Subaru Forester showcase the best MPG figures among all these SUVs here. The Hyundai Santa Fe and the VW, suffer here and offer the least MPG figures. The Hyundai Santa Fe however, manages to make up for its low MPG figures with its class-leading driving range - thanks to its 18.8-gallon fuel tank.

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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 and Comfort

There is a good amount of legroom and shoulder room on all seats 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. The seats in the Volkswagen Tiguan offer good bolstering and support while providing adequate cushioning. They have been cushioned in ways such that the body doesn’t feel tired or sore after long hours of sitting inside the same. The same cannot be said for the optional third row as it has stiff thigh support and the negligible legroom adds on to the discomfort, thus enabling a "knee-in-the-nose" posture.

Model

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 SPORT

Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Subaru Forester

Seating Capacity

7

5

5

5

5

5

Front Row (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

41.2/58.2/43.3

Rear Row

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.9/55.8/38.7

38.5/55.5/39.9

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.0/54.8/39.6

39.2/58.3/40.9

39.6/57.2/39.4

Going by the numbers, the Honda CR-V offers one of the most spacious cabins in this comparison. The Chevrolet Equinox is also pretty spacious, however, this notion takes a hit at the rear seats where the Volkswagen Tiguan overpowers it. The Hyundai Santa Fe is also a spacious contender here, ensuring the availability of maximum room on any seat you pick.

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 of the 8.0-inch display is decent to use but it could do with a bit more finesse. The transitions between the menu are pretty fluidic in nature and bring along a sense of "premium" aura around it.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Infotainment Display

Having said that, the 2020 Tiguan's infotainment system has been blessed with a plethora of features. Some of the key highlights of the same are: 

  • 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

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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.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan offers 12 cubic feet of cargo space

In terms of cabin storage space, there are plenty of bottle holders and cubby holes inside the Tiguan’s cabin. Passengers will also be happy with the number of storage compartments in the cabin of the Tiguan which are present under the armrests and the dashboard. We rather liked the Honda CR-V's practicality forte a bit more than the Tiguan. However, it is safe to say that the Tiguan is on par with the segment standards. The Honda CR-V just offers more, then again, it loses out on a lot of other aspects. 

Model

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 SPORT

Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Subaru Forester

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

37.6

29.9

39.2

30.9

35.9

31.1

The aforementioned numbers are achieved when the rear seats are folded flat down. 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 Santa Fe comes in 3rd  in this regard and is followed by the others.

Interior Features

As discussed previously, the interior of the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is loaded with a ton of bells and whistles. Following 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

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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

5.0/10

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

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 extravagant dimensions. 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 7.9 inches of ground clearance in the Volkswagen Tiguan is the biggest in this comparison. This adds to the water wading abilities and inspires confidence while going over speed bumps or rocks/ small boulders while off-roading. The Santa Fe comes in next by posing the biggest numbers in this comparison just after the Tiguan. The rest of the competition is pretty evenly matched here.

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

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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 carmakers in the world and Volkswagen 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. Talking about the architecture of the Tiguan, it is based on the tested and proven - MQB platform that can be seen beneath the skin of various other VWs as well. The Tiguan has also aced most of the crash tests with flying colors and has successfully managed to uplift the VW's flag yet again.

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

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Competition

Volkswagen Tiguan vs Honda CR-V

Honda has set a firm foot in the American automotive market clearly. The CR-V is one such halo car that has kept the Honda's cash registers ringing continuously. 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

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 SUVs 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

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 a 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 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 built, 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.

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2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Overall Reviews


Bennie R. Theisen

Bennie R. Theisen 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan S 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 8, 2020

VW's flaws

Overall Review -

8

Overview Rating

VW is named among the most famous companies in automotive industry & I don't see a reason why.

8/10

Features

7/10

Interior

9/10

Design

9/10

Safety

8/10

Reliability

8/10

Deal Value

7/10

Dealer Review


Shawn M. Pidgeon

Shawn M. Pidgeon 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan S 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 8A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 8, 2020

Tiguan by VW

Overall Review -

10

Overview Rating

Very good SUV with standard 3 rows of seating.

10/10

Features

10/10

Interior

10/10

Design

10/10

Safety

10/10

Reliability

10/10

Deal Value

10/10

Dealer Review


Don C. Gowin

Don C. Gowin 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 8, 2020

Follow me headlamps of Tiguan 2020

Overall Review -

10

Overview Rating

NO REMORSE.

10/10

Features

10/10

Interior

10/10

Design

10/10

Safety

10/10

Reliability

10/10

Deal Value

10/10

Dealer Review

Top User Reviews


8

User Overall Rating

"VW's flaws"

Tiguan's driving never really has bothered me as such till now and I'm just not satisfied with the economy it has returned with till now. VW says it can run 27 miles for a gallon. I mostly drive on highways & the best economy I got till now is 24 miles a gallon of gas and I don't understand why. Not happy with its fuel economy.
by Bennie R. Theisen

10

User Overall Rating

"Tiguan by VW"

Drives very thrifty and smooth. Balanced size for city and highway. Exhaust note could have been better though.
by Shawn M. Pidgeon

10

User Overall Rating

"Follow me headlamps of Tiguan 2020"

Volkswagen's 4Motion kicks in automatically when needed imrproving the traction in wet conditions to help Tiguan stay in control all the time. If this is not the best feature of this SUV, I'm not sure what is then.
by Don C. Gowin

7

User Overall Rating

"Drives good but lacks power and few premium features"

Good - *very responsive handling * smooth ride/drive quality * 8 speed shiftable automatic results in good efficiency numbers * Well sealed interiors Not so good- *lacks powerful engine and should have a larger engine option * Turbo charger results in that obvious delay and doesn't sync well with the pedal. When gunning down the engine I expect it to give me her best shot but instead it just sits ...
by Michael E. Wright

5

User Overall Rating

"Hatfield McCoy King"

Our first trip to Hatfield in all new Tiguan made it pretty clear that this SUV was built to have fun irrespective of the pavement. Right from day we bought it home, we have been gushing over it big time. Volkswagen has a name in the vehicle industry and Tiguan is a live example why.
by Morgan R. Berg