2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Acceleration
  • Interior quality
  • Adjustable backseat legroom
  • Sporty handling

The Bad

  • Ride too firm for some
  • Wide turning circle
  • Modest cargo volume
  • Prefers premium gas
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

  • New R-Line trim
  • Seats up to five
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Six-speed manual or automatic

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Tiguan is Volkswagen's answer to the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 compact SUVs. It's powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and is available with front- or all-wheel drive. A performance-oriented R-Line version of the Tiguan debuts for 2014. (Skip to details on the: Tiguan R-Line)
New for 2014
SE trim level adds heated seats, simulated leather upholstery and iPod connectivity while the new SE with Appearance version gets keyless access with push-button start and a backup camera. SEL models gain Fender premium audio system.


Volkswagen's Car-Net communication system is also available for the Tiguan. It includes services like roadside assistance, crash notification and stolen vehicle location assistance as well as boundary and speed alerts, a vehicle health report and an enhanced point-of-interest service for vehicles with navigation. All Car-Net features can also be administered by a smartphone app.
Exterior Highlights

  • Standard 16-inch steel wheels; 16-, 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels available
  • Standard rear spoiler
  • Available fog lights
  • Available panoramic sunroof
  • Available bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lights

Interior Highlights

  • Brushed-metal-style trim around the gear selector and air vents
  • Cloth, simulated leather or real leather upholstery
  • 60/40-split backseat with fore/aft and backrest angle adjustments
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Flat-folding front-passenger seat
  • Available heated front s...
Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Tiguan is Volkswagen's answer to the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 compact SUVs. It's powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and is available with front- or all-wheel drive. A performance-oriented R-Line version of the Tiguan debuts for 2014. (Skip to details on the: Tiguan R-Line)
New for 2014
SE trim level adds heated seats, simulated leather upholstery and iPod connectivity while the new SE with Appearance version gets keyless access with push-button start and a backup camera. SEL models gain Fender premium audio system.


Volkswagen's Car-Net communication system is also available for the Tiguan. It includes services like roadside assistance, crash notification and stolen vehicle location assistance as well as boundary and speed alerts, a vehicle health report and an enhanced point-of-interest service for vehicles with navigation. All Car-Net features can also be administered by a smartphone app.
Exterior Highlights

  • Standard 16-inch steel wheels; 16-, 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels available
  • Standard rear spoiler
  • Available fog lights
  • Available panoramic sunroof
  • Available bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lights

Interior Highlights

  • Brushed-metal-style trim around the gear selector and air vents
  • Cloth, simulated leather or real leather upholstery
  • 60/40-split backseat with fore/aft and backrest angle adjustments
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Flat-folding front-passenger seat
  • Available heated front seats 
  • Available iPod connectivity
  • Available push-button start
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 200-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • Premium gas recommended and engine can now run on E15 fuel
  • Front- or 4Motion all-wheel drive
  • Four-wheel independent suspension
  • 2,200-pound towing capacity

Safety Features

  • Six airbags, including side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for both rows
  • Electronic stability system and traction control
  • All-disc antilock brakes

Tiguan R-Line
The Tiguan R-Line adopts unique performance and appearance features that help set it apart from other versions of the compact SUV.

  • Sport suspension
  • 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • R-Line roof spoiler
  • Side skirts
  • R-Line badges
  • R-Line scuff plates
  • Leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel with shift paddles
  • Stainless-steel pedals

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Latest 2014 Tiguan Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Latest Reviews

(4.0)

Stylish & Sporty SUV

by Emily from Pittsburgh, PA on June 19, 2018

This car is perfect for me! I recently upgraded from a 2003 Toyota Corolla, so this new car has everything and more that I could have asked for. There is plenty of legroom, the seats are comfortable, ... Read full review

(4.0)

Fun and practical car that looks great

by Spogue from Philadelphia PA on May 31, 2018

I just bought this car a week ago. It is an R line which has the best features, and I am very pleased with the amenities. It drives very smooth and the turbo is great. It also has a panoramic sunroof ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan currently has 3 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan S

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
poor
Lower leg/foot
good
Overall evaluation
marginal
Retraints and dummy kinematics
acceptable
Structure and safety cage
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Volkswagen

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services and trip-planning services

  • Limited Warranty

    Model Specific Limited Warranty Coverage*

    *See owner’s literature or dealer for your vehicle’s warranty coverage, exclusions, and limitations.
  • Eligibility

    2012 - 2017 Model Years / Less Than 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 100+ point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Tiguan received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

N/A

Infant seat

B

Booster

(third row)

N/A

Latch or Latch system

B

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

N/A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

B

Rear-facing convertible

B
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker