All-Around Greatness Comes Standard in the Tiguan

July 16th, 2019 by

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is a standout in the compact SUV category. The Tiguan has an excellent ride and driving characteristics, especially with available all-wheel drive. Roominess and comfort are not sacrificed either. There is nothing stingy about this car, either in performance or fit and finish.

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan


The Tiguan has low-effort, responsive steering, with good road feel. Sharp handling makes for well-controlled movement, without excessive body roll. Long road trips will not be fatiguing, as the vehicle tracks well, and does not require constant course corrections. However, rough pavement can make the ride deteriorate, with harshness not noted in competitors’ compact SUVs.

The Tiguan has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, producing 184 horsepower. That gives the Tiguan the ability to merge into expressway traffic comfortably, but passing at high speeds is just adequate. A mixture of city and highway driving showed an average fuel economy of 26.5 mpg.


Interior appointments are rich, including an all-digital instrument cluster, and a steering wheel with stitching. Front and rear seats are very comfortable, with the front bucket-seats having excellent side support bolsters, though you’ll need to get over them on entry and exit. Legroom with the rear bench seat is excellent when the seat is all the way back. An optional ($595) third-row seat is primarily designed for children. Standard is a 6.5-inch touchscreen. Also standard are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a USB port. Cargo space is very good, at the top of its class.


The Tiguan’s best safety feature is front crash prevention, with the available FrontAssist, which has forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, plus pedestrian detection. Optional features are blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control.

Do you need more information, or would you like to schedule a test drive? Contact us at Island Volkswagen! We invite you to visit our dealership located at 1632 Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island or feel free to call us at 877-729-0090.

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