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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