• (4.5) 36 reviews
  • MSRP: $11,383–$22,187
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 21-23
  • Engine: 200-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

Our Take on the Latest Model 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

What We Don't Like

  • Ride too firm for some
  • Wide turning circle
  • Modest cargo volume
  • Prefers premium gas

Notable Features

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

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan Reviews

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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Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 36 reviews

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by Sueb1029 from WALTHAM, MA on November 9, 2017

The Tiguan is what I wanted, so far so good. I wanted it to have Sirius, Sun/moonroof, Navigation, AWD, and a backup camera. The backup camera on THIS version is not that great. For whatever reason... Read Full Review

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8 Trims Available

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Our 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan trim comparison will help you decide.
 

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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line

Front
M
Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
P
Lower leg/foot
G
Overall evaluation
M
Retraints and dummy kinematics
A
Structure and safety cage
M

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

24mo/24,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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