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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: March 26, 2021

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Ending all speculations, amidst the pandemic noose, the 2022 Tiguan is finally getting a mid-cycle refresh. No mechanical changes though but the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan gets some humble cosmetic tweaks. It gets a new refreshed front end, simple tweaks to the cabin along with some extra tech. Though Volkswagen is yet to make a comment but we do expect the 2022 Tiguan to get some price bump and start at an MSRP of around $25,000.

Apart from the aforementioned changes, the 2022 model remains the same as the current 2021 Tiguan. No character change though but the 2022 Tiguan is more visually engaging making it more confident in its battle against the likes of Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5. Disappointingly though, Americans won't get to taste the 2022 Tiguan R as the Europeans.

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Pros

Comfortable and smooth ride

Spacious cabin

Plenty of available tech and features

Easy to use infotainment

Cons

Not as efficient as rivals

Mediocre acceleration

What's New?

Refreshed exterior styling

Revised steering and tech-interface

Digital instrument cluster standard across the lineup


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25395

bodystyle

4dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures

exterior
interior

Trims

Base $25,395 Est. onwards

TBD

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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan in Deep Black Pearl color 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan in Deep Black Pearl color
Deep Black Pearl

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The Volkswagen Tiguan competes in a segment which is dominated by some best-selling Japanese compact SUVs. Thanks to the Jap’s wholesome value and great reliability. However, the Tiguan does try to impress with its advanced and easy to to use tech, ample cabin space and an available third-row seating. While the Tiguan has consistently tried to keep up to its segment expectations, it has been let down on certain aspects, mainly the exterior appearance. 

No doubt though but the current Tiguan still looks elegant in typical European style but fails to catch the modern trending design languages. However, that's exactly what the 2022 Tiguan majorly addresses with an even more sleek and stylish front fascia. The overall form factor and silhouette remains the same though. What also remains the same is its mechanical componentry and powertrain which again doesn’t feel as inviting as its rivals. We would have surely loved to see Volkswagen revising its powertrain but sadly that's not the case, at least for 2022.

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Pricing and Features

No changes in the trim structure and the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan will retain its familiar 4-level trim structure. buyers would still get to choose from a base “S’, SE, SE-L and SE-L R-Line. No mechanical changes or enhanced character but the trim hierarchy additional tech and creature-comforts on board. 

Essentially available as FWD but buyers will have the option to hook the optional AWD to any of the models except the base ‘S’. With a marginal increase in price, the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan range is expected to kick in at around $25,000 for the base S” and top out at around $34,000 fro the range-topping SE-L R-Line.

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Engine and Performance

Under the hood of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan, a 2.0-liter turbo inline-4 remains the same as the 2021 model. Mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, the engine makes 184 hp and 221 ft-lbs of torque. No fire-blasts here but the modest powertrain seems to be abled enough to handle day-to-day tasks with ease. Though the 8-speed transmission is smooth in its operation, the engine doesn't feel as refined and energetic as its rivals. 

Floor the pedal harder and the engine does struggle with building momentum in the initial rpm range. However, once it does and its strong mid-range kicks in, the 2021 Tiguan races from 0-60 mph in 8.8seconds. Its acceleration is surely not as impressive as its competition like the Toyota RAV4 which accomplishes the same task in just 7.7 seconds. Well, the Tiguan is certainly not a driver's delight and shall remain so even in 2022.

Models

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan*

2021 Honda CR-V

2021 Mazda CX-5

2021 Toyota RAV4

MSRP

$25,000

$26,600

$26,600

$27,400

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

1.5L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

2.5L Inline Four-Cylinder

2.5L Inline Four-Cylinder

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

CVT

6-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

184 hp @ 4,400 RPM

190 hp @ 5,600 RPM

187 hp @ 6,000 RPM

203 hp @ 6,600 RPM

Torque

221 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

179 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM

186 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

184 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)*

8.8

9.3

8.3

7.7

Quarter-Mile (seconds)*

16.3

16

16.4

16.6

*2021 MY data used for reference

Let alone its sluggish powertrain, the Volkswagen Tiguan does impress with its ride quality. The balanced suspension teams up well with its premium cabin re reciprocating into a comfortable ride. Bumps are soaked in well with ease and the steering has enough responsiveness to make it as light on its feet as a small car. Even the braking application doesn't invite any nosedive or brake fade and the firm brake pedal feels easy to modulate.

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Fuel Economy

In the compact SUV segment, a good fuel economy is one of the key aspects which a pricust needs to deliver upon. In that aspect, the current 2021 Tiguan does disappoint a bit with its 25 mpg combined economy. SInce there are no mechanical changes in the 2022 Tiguan, it would still deliver similar numbers on the card. 

The Volkswagen Tiguan and the Mazda both have the biggest fuel tank capacity but the lack of efficiency has granted them less overall traveling range. The Toyota triuMPHs here with the best overall mileage and traveling range despite having a smaller capacity fuel tank. Thankfully, the Tiguan does make up for its mediocre show with a large 15.3 gallon fuel tank which helps it with 383 miles of driving range. 

Models

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan*

2021 Honda CR-V

2021 Mazda CX-5

2021 Toyota RAV4

MPG (City)

23

28

23

28

MPG (Highway)

29

34

28

35

MPG (Combined)

25

30

25

30

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

15.3

14

15.3

14.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined; miles)

352/444/383

392/476/420

352/429/383

406/508/435

*2021 MY data used for reference

Among its competition though, the 2022 Tiguan along with the Mazda CX-5 happens to be on the lower end of the economy spectrum. The Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V though proudly state why they are the segment leaders. The latter duo dominates the economy table with their 30 mpg combined economy.

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior

On the inside, the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan remains similar to its current 2021 model. You get the same modern interior layout with good built and soft surfaces on the dash and door-panels. However, for 2022, you do get an updated interface on the dashboard with a new infotainment screen which loses the side-volume knobs. The higher models even replace the temperature knobs with touch-sensitive controls for 2022. Interestingly, there's a new steering wheel as well which also gets touch-sensitive buttons. 

The infotainment system though remains the same as on the existing 2021 model with a 6.5-inch touchscreen on the base and an 8.0-inch unit the higher models. Since it is a familiar setup it should keep its promise of a sharp display alongside easy menu and quick responses. On the connectivity front, the system will continue to amuse buyers with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, satellite radio and a 6-speaker audio. For 2022, all the trims also get an 8.0-inch digital drivers display as standard while the top SE-L R-line updates that with a 10.3-inch unit. 

Models

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan*

2021 Honda CR-V

2021 Mazda CX-5

2021 Toyota RAV4

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

39.6/57/40.2

38/57.9/41.3

39.5/57.8/41

39.3/57.1/41

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

38.9/55.8/38.7

39.1/55.6/40.4

39.5/56.4/37.8

39/54.8/39.6

Standard Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

37.6

39.2

30.9

37.6

*2021 MY data used for reference

Apart from the aforementioned nimble upgrades, the overall interior ambience of the 2022 remains all too familiar. You would get the same manual front seats with cloth upholstery in the base model which extends up to power-adjustable front seats with leatherette/leather upholstery in the higher models. You can also get the front seats with multi-level heating. The wide second-row bench can easily accommodate three adults and can also be reclined for extra comfort over long journeys. 

The seats though are comfortable with a good height and thick padding. Overall cabin space is also good and the Tiguan has ample headroom and legroom in the first and second row. However, the cramped third-row is better suited for kids. Even in terms of cargo space and practicality, the Tiguan offers a generous 37.6 cu-fts of cargo space which is second only to the Honda CR-V’s 39.2. 

Expected Interior Features:

  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment
  • 10.3-inch digital drivers display
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth and USB Connectivity
  • Powered and heated front seats
  • Split-folding rear seatback
  • Cruise-control
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Exterior

Perhaps the most evident update on the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is on the outside and especially at the front. Though its overall shape and design looks the same, it now borrows inspiration from its several family members. The new aggressive front bumper and redesigned standard LED headlights remind of the new 2021 Golf GTI. The larger, wider and lower front grille seem to be straight away picked from the Volkswagen Passat

Even the L-shaped DRLs are new for 2022 No changes on the side or rear profile but the revised “Tiguan” chrome-badging below the VW logo at the back imitates the new Volkswagen Atlas and the 2021 Arteon. The larger and lower air-dams at the front and revised bumper at the back work together to help it with a sporty stance. As part of the midlife refresh, the 2022 Tiguan will also get new wheel designs alongside fresh paint schemes. 

Models

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan*

2021 Honda CR-V

2021 Mazda CX-5

2021 Toyota RAV4

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,825

3,398

3,691

3,655

Length (inches)

185.1

182.2

179.1

181.5

Width (inches)

72.4

73

72.5

73.5

Height (inches)

66.3

66.1

65.3

68.6

Ground Clearance (inches)

7.9

N/A

7.5

8.6

Wheelbase (inches)

109.8

104.8

106.2

105.9

*2021 MY data used for reference

Apart from the aforementioned changes, the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan remains the same. Not essentially a bad thing though. While it does miss out the robustness of the RAV4 or the youthfulness of the Mazda CX-5, it does have that understated elegance which can only be seen in European vehicles. 

Its revised front fascia for 2022 though, does make it look a lot more sleeker and sporty which may bring in a better volume for Volkswagen. Though it will be available in short and long wheelbase globally, America will only get the long-wheelbase version. 

Expected Exterior Features:

  • LED Headlights and DRLs
  • Larger and wider chrome-grille
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Chrome “Tiguan” badging
  • Hands-free entry
  • Rear spoiler
  • Up to 20’ inch alloy wheels

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Safety

The Germans are known for their strong build quality vehicles, the Tiguan is no exception. The 2021 Model has received 5-stars in the NHTSA crash tests. The IIHS also bestowed it with a ‘Good’ rating in all criteria. We hope that the 2022 Tiguan will have nothing but improvements in terms of structural integrity. Moreover, this SUV comes with many active safety features to avoid any crashes in the first place. 

The standard safety features include blind-dpot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, auto emergency braking, and pedestrian detection. The available features on the Tiguan are predictive adaptive cruise control, lane departure/lane keeping assist, and auto high-beam headlights.

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Competition

Volkswagen Tiguan Vs Honda CR-V

Comparex to the Volkswagen, the Honda CR-V offers more power and efficiency along with better overall cabin and cargo space. The CR-V is also better in terms of safety and reliability. Ride quality and comfort have no doubt been one of the forte of the Honda here. However, the new Tiguan brings in an elegant yet sleek styling along with its tried and tested handling manners. Even in terms of tech and features, the Volkswagen is better armed than the CR-V.

Volkswagen Tiguan Vs Toyota Rav-4

Against the Tiguan, the Toyota RAV-4 is not only more powerful and quicker but also more efficient. The Toyota here is more dynamic and rugged along with being more reliable. However, the Volkswagen Tiguan apart from its chiseled styling, offers better comfort and premiumness compared to the RAV-4. The Tiguan is also more spacious overall in terms of cargo and cabin space and also has a better suite of tech features.

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Final Verdict

If you are looking for a comfortable compact SUV, waiting for a few months until the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan gets released could be a sensible move. While staying true to its promises of comfort, tech, handling and features, the 2022 Tiguan gets better styling and it has a better presence than its current model. That's something which the Tiguan has always been deprived of but finally gets it in its cart for 2022.

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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Consumer Reviews and Ratings

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8.2/10 Design
8.2/10 Safety
8.1/10 Reliability
8.1/10 Deal Value
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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Overall Reviews


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Debra T. Cane

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

S 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 1, 2021

Reliable SUV in Budget

Pros - Safety check is good, fuel economy is preffered as it is 22mpg, decent interiors

Cons - Legroom and headspace suffers, slower acceleration,cargo space is large for 5 small for 7

sunroof, 8inch display engine may be bit slow but the car ride is great as it offers proper comfort and space needed, it has good balance as well. seats have decent budget materials,8inch display for infotainment, styled by soft touch materials, simple yet good feel equipments in car, good wheel base, parking assist, airbags, driver assist, buying worthy for middle class budget suv.

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
9/10
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KW

Kent K. Wood

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

S 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 1, 2021

Budget SUV

Pros - Decent cargo space, good mileage, good decent design

Cons - Lacks quality materials, legroom suffers a bit in 2nd and third row

8 speed automatic transmission, good safety, i like the space in interiors, cargo space is good too, small yet comfortable for suv 7 seater, lower body cladding done, grille design is also good, abs, blind spot assist, tpms, it's quite good, budget suv, buying worthy.

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
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PB

Peter J. Baxter

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 31, 2021

The Tiguan you should choose

Pros - Prominent design, good driveability, 30,000 miles prepaid scheduled maintenance with servicing

Cons - Start button could have been placed towards the steering wheel

navigation can be used in the digital display, wireless charging along with plenty of usb ports, panoramic sunroof The visbility is good, The driveability is very smooth, the cabin is quiet. the swooping lines on the front and reardoors and glossy finish on the front doors, there's piping on the seats, very comfortable indeed, the steering wheel isflat bottomed. the gauge cluster is fully digital and has got navigation in it. Designwise the tiguan has these distinct horizonal chrome lines on the grill, looks like a big brother of jetta, nice body lines and distintive tail lights, very appealing indeed standard VW safety features reliable, buy it. good

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Top User Reviews

8

User Overall Rating

Reliable SUV in Budget

sunroof, 8inch display

by Debra T. Cane

8

User Overall Rating

Budget SUV

8 speed automatic transmission, good safety,

by Kent K. Wood

8

User Overall Rating

The Tiguan you should choose

navigation can be used in the digital display, wireless charging along with plenty of usb ports, panoramic sunroof

by Peter J. Baxter

8

User Overall Rating

Needs power

Power?

by Richard R. Marshall

8

User Overall Rating

German quality

Tiguan is the best family car I can recommend. I've tried several other SUVs and they feel so cramped up, waste more gas, and have bad suspension.

by James M. Stevens

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