The Volkswagen Tiguan offers a different flavor in a vanilla class by trading some practicality for a top-notch cabin and European driving manners.
The VW Tiguan’s interior is a welcome departure from the plastic-trimmed cabin of the typical compact crossover. The quality of materials in this VW approaches that of premium brands like Audi, while the solid construction of this VW’s interior eclipses that of its competition in the segment. Even the Tiguan’s road manners achieve a certain level of sophistication.
Features and Benefits
Forged steel door hinges
Thanks to the forged steel door hinges, not only can a grown man swing on the door without a hint of damage, but it is also more likely that the door of your Tiguan will be able to open in the event of a collision or accident. And that’s what we call a win-win situation.
Bi-Xenon™ headlights with AFS
Brighter than halogen or regular filament bulbs, the Bi-Xenon™ light is created by an arc of electricity inside the bulb that’s filled with xenon gas.¹ It’s so effective that both the low and the high beams can use the same bulb. The Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) comes standard with the Bi-Xenon headlights and actually turns the headlight up to 15 degrees around corners, helping you to effectively see into the future.
Laser seam welding
Laser seam welding. Sure, it sounds cool. But what does it mean? Well, it’s kind of like the difference between a jacket with buttons and one with a zipper. The buttons keep the jacket on, but they still leave spaces in between. Whereas a zipper seals the deal, leaves no spaces, and therefore creates a much stronger bond. When it comes to increased control, stability, and safety in every situation, thanks to laser seam welding, we’ve got the situation all zipped up.
Wow, right? You can make the great outdoors the ultimate addition to your ride with the available panoramic power-sliding sunroof. Which is particularly easy to see if you’re flying like a superhero over the car. But what that really means is you’ll have a gorgeous view of blue sky when you’re driving or riding inside the Tiguan. That’s right, the back seats get the view, too.
Hot wax flooding
Before we put the sheet metal on your Tiguan, we put it through a treatment called hot wax flooding to fill any tiny spaces and remove moisture in the hardest to reach areas. The result of that process helps make the body so watertight that we’re able to offer a 12-year limited warranty against corrosion. We call that one of the best warranties in the business. You’ll probably call it peace of mind.
56.1 cubic feet of cargo space
When you fold the rear seats down flat, you have access to 56.1 cubic feet of cargo space. Or, as we like to say, a glorious homage to almost anything you can dream up. The Tiguan may be known by the title of compact SUV, but when you open the rear liftgate and peek inside at its huge cargo capacity, the word “compact” might just be replaced by “magical” in your mind.
40/20/40-split folding rear seats
Normally, rear seats fold down in a 60/40 split. But not in the Tiguan. Instead, we gave it a 40/20/40 split for maximum flexibility and cargo space. So you can fold one seat back up to allow someone to sit there. Or you can fold them both back up and leave the middle folded down, in case you want to take home a pair of skis, or some bamboo for your garden, while driving around with a few friends. See what we mean by 40/20/40 split? You can also slide the rear seats forward and back if you need some more room in the trunk, or a bit of extra legroom for your passengers. You know, just in case.
RNS 315 touchscreen navigation
The RNS 315 puts a five-inch color touchscreen stereo and navigation system right at your fingertips.¹ Not only does it come with a three-month trial subscription to SIRIUS® Satellite Radio, but it’s also great at playing music you own.² Whether it’s on your MP3 player³ or a CD, your favorites are just a click away. You even get the MDI with iPod® cable that lets you easily navigate your playlists, albums, and songs all through the intuitive touchscreen interface.⁴ Because sometimes enjoying the ride is just as important as reaching your destination.
V-Tex leatherette seating
The Tiguan comes with the option of V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces for a more premium experience. It takes the sporty feel of the compact SUV and bumps it up one more notch.
4-corner independent suspension
A lot of suspensions are linked, so when your left wheel reacts to a pothole, your right wheel makes a similar motion. With independent suspension, all those little inconsistencies in the road will have less of an impact on you, your passengers, and the way your Tiguan handles. That’s engineering that focuses on the road, so you can focus on enjoying the drive.
2,200 lbs towing capacity
The Tiguan is definitely high performance, but it also has what you want from an SUV, like the ability to tow up to 2,200 pounds.¹ So whether it’s a camper, a trailer, or a small boat in tow, your Tiguan has everything you need to rule with an iron hitch.
4MOTION® all-wheel drive system
With available 4MOTION® on your side, the Tiguan will help you navigate almost any type of terrain with ease. Sure, we could have just called it all-wheel drive. But with all four wheels actively in motion and constantly working together, all-wheel drive just didn’t do justice to the special synchronized technology contained within the drivetrain. That’s because 4MOTION knows when to punch up the power and when to ease up on each individual wheel. It’s the ultimate kind of teamwork, and you get all the benefits without even having to lift a finger.
2.0L TSI® engine
The award-winning 2.0L TSI® engine is tuned to have a broad, flat torque curve with a nice, wide power band. If you’re not sure what that means, step on the gas when the light turns green. That’ll tell you all you need to know.
Six-speed automatic with Tiptronic®
To add a little sport to your Tiguan, we thought you’d appreciate the option of a six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic®. That means you can push the gearshift into Tiptronic mode and enjoy the control as you shift gears yourself. Or you can kick it into Sport mode and enjoy enhanced acceleration at the simplepush of the gas pedal. Whichever way you decide to drive, DSP® will read the road and factor in the hills, curves, and conditions, and then adapt accordingly to give you increased performance and gas mileage. There’s nothing like having a little power to go with your performance.
B-pillar support structure
Beneath all that sheet metal, every Tiguan has a specially reinforced safety cage complete with anti-intrusion side beams and heat-formed B-pillars, designed to help protect you in the event of a collision. The B-pillars are the thick support beams found between the front and rear doors, right where the shoulder safety belts attach for the front seats. The B-pillars are not only there to support the roof and strengthen the structure of the safety cage, but they’re also important because they provide protection from an oncoming vehicle in the event of a side impact crash. Surrounding the safety cage are crumple zones that provide space and material to help cushion and absorb the impact while the cage insulates you. So even if you never see them coming, we’ve got you covered.
TPMS – Tire Pressure Monitoring System
You have enough to think about without having to remember to check your tires. So we added the TPMS to help monitor inflated tire pressure and inform you of any loss in pressure right when it occurs. It may sound simple, but it can help you avoid an accident due to a flat tire or slow leak.
Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)
After the airbags have been deployed in a collision, the Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) automatically unlocks all doors, turns off power to the fuel pump, and turns on the hazard lights.¹ That’s why we call it intelligent. Because it’s looking out for you when you need it most.
Every once in a while, you’ll find yourself sitting in your car, waiting. Maybe you’re picking someone up. Or waiting for a storm to pass. With the DVD player in the dash, you’ll be entertained no matter how long you’re sitting. You need to be in park to watch DVDs, but you can listen to DVD audio while you’re on the road. With a larger file size, DVD audio provides one of the best, crystal-clear ways to listen to music.With the in-dash DVD player, you can enjoy every moment in a new Tiguan.
Standard on: Tiguan SEL with Premium Nav, SEL 4Motion®
Everyone hates the moment when they pull up onto the highway, only to find that it looks more like a parking lot. Sitting in traffic not only wastes time, it wastes fuel.Every new Tiguan with the upgraded navigation system comes with a 3-month trial of SiriusTraffic™. Real-time traffic updates will flag congestion ahead and help find a clear route around the delay before you ever get stuck in it. Sirius Traffic™ is available in more than 100 cities and on major roadways in both the U.S. and Canada.
Standard on: Tiguan SEL with Premium Nav, SEL 4Motion®
It’s fun to jump in the car and get lost. Unless you actually get lost. A built-in navigation system can help you avoid wrong turns and the frustrations that go with them. Whether you’re on your way to visit family, headed to the dentist, or looking for the closest shot of espresso, the Tiguan navigation system will help get you there.
Get turn-by-turn directions to a destination by…
-entering an address via the touchscreen.
-searching and selecting points of interest.
-pulling from saved favorites.
-downloading destinations from the VW Nav Companion web site.
-planning entire trips with multiple stops along the way.
-recording an off-road trail to trace your way back to civilization.
Choose whether you want a 2D or 3D perspective on your route. And literally get the lay of the land with topographic views, as well as a simple compass.Want to avoid messy traffic? The upgraded, RNS-510 navigation system comes with a 3-month trial subscription to Sirius Traffic™. Try it out and get real-time alerts whenever there are hang-ups ahead. An added bonus—the navigation display can show the road’s speed limit. It’s a simple way to help Tiguan drivers stay on the right side of the law.
RNS-510 standard on: Tiguan SEL with Premium Nav, SEL 4Motion®
RNS-315 standard on: Tiguan SE with Sunroof & Nav, SEL
MP3 iPOD Integration
Bring along your own soundtrack for the road. Control your favorite playlists right from your touchscreen or steering wheel controls. Besides a standard auxiliary cord, you can also connect your iPhone® or iPod® to the audio system with the MDI with iPod cable. It offers almost seamless access to your mobile music collection through the in-dash touchscreen. The Tiguan with an upgraded navigation system will also let you listen to CDs and DVDs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files. Even play music directly from an SD card or upload as much as 18 GB of media directly to the on-board hard drive. Keep all your music right in front of you; use steering wheel controls to play, pause, and skip songs.
Standard on all but Tiguan S
Satellite and HD Radio
Meet radio’s next generation.The Tiguan offers a future-forward audio system controlled by a 6.5-inch touchscreen display. You’ll use it for everything from choosing an iPod playlist to discovering new channels on Sirius® Satellite Radio. Every Tiguan comes with 3 months of Sirius Satellite Radio. So you’ll enjoy nonstop entertainment no matter how far out of town you go.The Tiguan also comes equipped with an HD radio. Tap into hundreds of free, CD-quality programming choices, including local FM HD2/HD3 channels. Not only will the Tiguan play standard CDs and DVDs, but it will also play discs with MP3, WMA, and AAC files and playlists. Even play music directly from an SD card, or upload it to the 18 GB of media drive. Get it all set up before you hit the road. Then, while you’re driving, use buttons right on the steering wheel to control your media.
Satellite radio standard on: Tiguan SE, SE with Sunroof & Nav, SEL, SEL with Premium Nav, SEL 4Motion®
HD radio standard on: Tiguan SE, SEL with Premium Nav, SEL 4Motion®
Talk without taking your hands off the wheel… or your eyes off the road. Bluetooth® connectivity on the Tiguan helps you make, answer, and end calls from behind the wheel. Without Bluetooth, talking on your phone can be a dangerous distraction. Hands-free technology helps make driving safer for you and everyone else on the road. Just sync a compatible phone with built-in Bluetooth capabilities and start using use either voice controls or buttons on your steering wheel to control calls. After initial pairing, your phone should automatically connect when you start the engine. Multiple mobile devices? Sync as many as four phones with your car.
Walk through provided by motorweek.org
For more information or to schedule a test drive in a Volkswagen Tiguan with VW Southtowne… contact our Sales Specialists at (801) 285-0334
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