Long Term Updates
Long Term Updates
Date: August 2019
This 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan has been in our fleet for a little over a month now, but has seen a quick 1,700-miles already.
Fuel economy is off to a great start too at 27 miles-per-gallon; and early logbook comments have been almost all positive. One staffer did comment on the whooshy charcter of the turbo engine, but that’s it.
"Our long history of testing all manner of Volkswagens, has us very familiar with how they drive. This Tiguan falls right in line with its long haul comfort, and back-road competency. Plus, there’s the brand-focus on interior space and convenience features that will no doubt make it a popular weekend ride around here. "
4Motion-equipped, our 2.0-liter turbo-powered “tig” is an SEL R-Line Black edition, with plenty of sporty touches, bolstering the impressive usefulness found inside.
Date: September 2019
One of the high points of the Tiguan is its infotainment presentation and execution. The center touchscreen is well integrated and the customizable digital cockpit clearly displays all the information you want without distracting you from the road."
This is the 2nd generation Tiguan, of course; having gone from small and Euro-sporty to big and North American roomy. Plenty of technology and driver-assistance systems were added as well; and the Tiguan is one of the few in the segment to offer a 3rd row.
Our all-wheel-drive R-Line is not so equipped, but the five passengers that it does hold, consistently walk away happy. Backseat room is outstandingly generous.
5,000-miles so far in just 2-months, means it on the move more than not; and road trippers have found it very comfortable for the long haul.
The 2.0-liter I4 turbo has a modest output of just 184-horsepower; but working with an 8-speed automatic, it’s had us cruising effortlessly up and down hills while getting close to 30 mpgs on interstates. Our overall average sits at 26.3 miles-per-gallon.
Date: November 2019
Saying goodbye to one of our long-terms is never easy; but some staffers are taking the loss of this 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan harder than others.
Though in our care for just 4-months, we became quite attached to Volkswagen’s smallest utility; but compared to others in its class, it’s not small at all.
Rear seat passengers found abundant legroom, with plenty of space in back for storing gear.
The standard 2-liter turbo’s 184-horsepower got the job done, with the added benefit of a nice aggressive growl when you get on it...and we got on it plenty during our 7,591-mile encounter, and still averaged a great 26.2 miles-per-gallon.
Even with our R-Line’s 19-inch wheels and low profile tires, many drivers praised the Tiguan’s smooth ride quality; great for long-trips, though a few passengers did wish for more seat comfort.
So, if you’re in the market for a small crossover The Tiguan is a great place to start.
Engine: 2.0 liter