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Key specs of the base trim
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- Responsive steering
- Crisp handling
- Highway stability
- Responsive transmission
- Premium interior
- First- and second-row comfort
- Modest high-speed passing power
- Gas-pedal lag when starting off
- Ride quality with 20-inch wheels
- Third row uncomfortable for adults
- Hard plastic dash trim not great for resting knee
- Some functions needlessly complex
Compact SUV seats five or seven
Turbo four-cylinder, eight-speed automatic
Front- or all-wheel drive
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
Automatic emergency braking available
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What Is the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan?
The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact SUV that can seat five or seven people, depending on the model. It's powered by a 184-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered, and competitors include the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4.
What's New on the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan?
There are no significant changes this year.
What Features in the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Are Most Important?
A choice of touchscreen multimedia systems is offered, one with a 6.5-inch screen and one with an 8-inch display. Both include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Available features include leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, keyless access, push-button start, a digital instrument panel and a Fender premium stereo. Available active safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, a blind spot warning system, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist.
Should I Buy the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan?
The Tiguan is one of the rare small SUVs to offer a third-row seat, and even though that third row isn't the most comfortable place to sit, it's nice to have in a pinch. We wish cabin materials were as nice as they are in some other VW models, but we like the amount of cargo space this SUV offers.
I recently leased a Volkswagen Tiguan. So far so good! Drives smoothly. Feels more spacious than it looks. Great gas mileage. Although the third row is tight, it’s nice to have for when it’s needed. Read full review
I love this car, it is everything I have wanted.
This vehicle purchase was a long time in the making, I researched all comparable size SUv's. This VW Tiguan is amazing, drives nice, very reliable, very comfortable, good in all types of weather, and ... Read full review
The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan currently has 1 recall
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
72 months / 72,000 miles
72 months / 72,000 miles
36 months / 36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
7 years/less than 72,000 or 75,000 miles (model-year specific)
Basic Warranty Terms
Model-year 2017 and older, 2 years/24,000 miles; model-year 2018 and forward, 1 year/12,000 miles; TDI models, 2 years/unlimited miles
5 years/60,000 miles
Dealer Certification Required
100-plus point inspection