2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

2WD 4dr Auto S

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All 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Styles

Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
2WD 4dr Auto R-LineGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
$28,700.00
2WD 4dr Auto SGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
$24,890.00
2WD 4dr Auto SEGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
$31,390.00
2WD 4dr Auto SELGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
$34,445.00
4MOTION 4dr Auto R-LineGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 20
Hwy: 20
$30,675.00
4MOTION 4dr Auto SGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 20
Hwy: 20
$26,865.00
4MOTION 4dr Auto SEGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 20
Hwy: 20
$33,365.00
4MOTION 4dr Auto SELGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 20
Hwy: 20
$36,420.00

2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $24,890.00
Invoice: $23,895.00
Hwy MPG: 26 mpg
City MPG: 21 mpg

Pros

Strong, refined engine; all-wheel drive; spacious seating; cargo capacity; manageable size; upgraded navigation, connectivity and sound systems

Model Highlights

The Volkswagen Tiguan is offered in several different trims, including base S models, the sporty R-Line, mid-range SE and luxurious SEL models.

No matter which model buyers choose, the Tiguan is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, making 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. On the base Tiguan S, a 6-speed manual transmission is standard. A 6-speed automatic that includes Sport and manual-shift modes is optional on the S and standard on the rest of the lineup. The sporty R-Line also includes steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

Available on all Tiguan models with the 6-speed automatic, VW's 4Motion all-wheel drive system can continuously vary power to each of the four wheels depending on the conditions. Although 90 percent of drive torque normally gets sent to the front wheels, 4Motion can send up to 100 percent to the rear wheels when needed.

The Tiguan is a crossover wagon, and it allows plenty of passenger space plus a mechanical layout that allows it to ride and handle like a compact sedan. A strut-type front suspension and four-link rear setup keep the wheels in contact with the road, while an electromechanical power steering system provides precise control. The Tiguan includes four-wheel vented disc brakes, with vented discs in front as well as brake assist and an electronic parking brake. The Tiguan can tow up to 2,200 pounds when properly equipped.

Inside, the Tiguan's design affords easy entry and exit, and good visibility from the driver's seat. The back seat is also quite spacious and split 40/20/40, allowing access to a full 56.1 cubic-feet of cargo-carrying space -- over the already spacious 23.8 cubic-feet with the back seat in place.

The base Tiguan S includes power heated side mirrors, automatic headlights, V-Tex leatherette seats, cruise control, a multi-function steering wheel, air conditioning, intermittent wipers, Bluetooth connectivity, an MIB II infotainment system with 5-inch touchscreen, keyless entry with push-button start, and an 8-speaker sound system.

The R-Line model gets big 19-inch alloys plus black wheel-arch extensions, a sport suspension, power leather seats, a roof spoiler, aluminum kick plates, a flat-bottom steering wheel, a black headliner, stainless-steel pedals, rain-sensing wipers, power-folding and heated mirrors, bi-xenon headlamps, LED running lamps and additional lighting and trim. Additionally, a 6.3-inch touchscreen with VW Car-Net App-Connect is standard.

SE models add a panoramic sunroof, 18-inch "New York" alloy wheels, V-Tex seating plus heated front seats, a power driver and passenger seat recline, heated washer nozzles, and adaptive front headlights. The SEL features 19-inch "Savannah" alloy wheels, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a Fender Premium Audio System.

Model News

For 2016, the biggest change in the VW Tiguan lineup is a $1,400 price drop. New standard features include the MIB II infotainment system with USB, V-Tex leatherette upholstery, heated seats and keyless entry with push-button start. Finally, Tiguan trim lines have been reordered as S, R-Line, SE and SEL. The shuffle makes the sporty R-Line more accessible to buyers.

Value Writeup

The Volkswagen Tiguan goes up against a long list of strong rivals like the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester, and it stands out even in that crowd for its very refined, economical engine, crisp handling and cleanly styled, nicely appointed interior. Feature-wise, with the Car-Net system, Fender audio, and MIB II infotainment, the Tiguan is also near the front of the pack for entertainment and connectivity. Furthermore, the Tiguan R-Line takes all the sporty potential in the Tiguan's design and makes the most of it from an appearance standpoint. Finally, a price drop of $1,400 means the Tiguan is even more attractive to buyers shopping this hotly contested segment.

Pricing

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Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Reflex Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (8E8E)

  • Charcoal Black
 

Panther Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (R4R4)

  • Charcoal Black
 

Deep Black Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (2T2T)

  • Charcoal Black
  • Sandstone Beige
  • Two-Tone Beige/Black
 

Pure White

Manufacturers Code: (0Q0Q)

  • Charcoal Black
  • Sandstone Beige
  • Two-Tone Beige/Black
 

Wild Cherry Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (2K2K)

  • Sandstone Beige
 

Pepper Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (U5U5)

  • Charcoal Black
  • Two-Tone Beige/Black
 

Night Blue Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (Z2Z2)

  • Charcoal Black
  • Sandstone Beige
  • Two-Tone Beige/Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year7.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.30
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.16
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.86
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.69
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.42
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.45
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), HighN/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), LowN/A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy26 MPG
Cruising Range - City354.90 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City21 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined23 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy439.40 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Engine
Engine TypeIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement2.0 L/121
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM200 @ 5100
SAE Net Torque @ RPM207 @ 1700
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)280
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)140
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume95.4 ft³
Front Head Room39.1 in
Front Leg Room40.1 in
Front Shoulder Room56.2 in
Front Hip RoomN/A
Second Head Room39 in
Second Leg Room35.8 in
Second Shoulder Room55 in
Second Hip RoomN/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase102.5 in
Length, OverallN/A
Width, Max w/o mirrors71.2 in
Height, Overall67.1 in
Track Width, Front61.8 in
Track Width, Rear61.9 in
Min Ground Clearance6.9 in
Rear Door Opening HeightN/A
Rear Door Opening WidthN/A
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3N/A
Cargo Area Width @ BeltlineN/A
Cargo Box Width @ WheelhousingsN/A
Cargo Box (Area) HeightN/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 156.1 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 223.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 323.8 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3404 lbs
Curb Weight - FrontN/A
Curb Weight - RearN/A
Maximum Payload CapacityN/A
Curb WeightN/A
Total Option Weight0.00 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.2200 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.220 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.2200 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.220 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity2200 lbs
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontStrut
Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire SizeP215/65HR16
Rear Tire SizeP215/65HR16
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size16 X 6.5 in
Rear Wheel Size16 X 6.5 in
Spare Wheel SizeCompact in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb39 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake Type4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness12.3 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.1 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx16.9 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Corrosion:
12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *


Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 17.4%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
16V464000

Mfg's Report Date:
JUN 23, 2016

Component:
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
5658

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2016 CC vehicles manufactured January 12, 2016, to February 3, 2016, Golf R and Tiguan vehicles manufactured November 25, 2015, to January 28, 2016, and e-Golf vehicles manufactured November 25, 2015, to January 11, 2016. Vibrations, such as those created by opening and closing a vehicle door, may cause the rear child door locks to disengage, allowing a child to open a rear door while inside the vehicle.

Consequence:
If an unrestrained child unexpectedly opens a door, they may fall from the vehicle increasing their risk of injury.

Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the child lock(s), free of charge. The recall began on August 22, 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 58C9.

Dates of Manufacture:
NOV 24, 2015 to JAN 27, 2016

Manufacturer Recall Number:
58C9


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