2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
Porsche parent Volkswagen is in midst of launching not one, but two 3-row crossover utilities in America. We recently tested the nearly full-size Atlas. Now, it’s our first turn in the bigger than compact-size 2018 Tiguan.
While the first gen Tiguan suffered against rivals for rear passenger and cargo room, this Mexican built gen two model cures that with a big stretch.
10.6 inches to be exact, most noticeable in the rear door area. Now longer than its major competitors, the stretch delivers not only exceptional second row legroom, and more cargo room, but also allows for an optional child-size third row.
Tiguan’s 2-liter 4-cylinder TSI engine now rates at 184 horsepower; that’s down but torque is up.
Outside of Denver we quickly ascended 6,450 feet above sea level both on- and off-road. The TSI never tired; shifts were smooth; while the ride remained refined, even if agility has suffered somewhat from the added length and weight.
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is at dealers now starting at just over $25,000.
Engine: 2 liter
Price: Starting at just over $25,000