What’s New on the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan?

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Headed to Orlando later this summer, the redesigned Tiguan has plenty of newness to show off. Learn more about the upcoming model below!

Design Updates

For 2018, the Tiguan rides on a new MQB platform, which can also be found in the Golf and all-new Atlas. This major design change up its overall length by 10.6 inches, adding even more backseat and cargo room that mom and dad drivers are sure to appreciate.

In addition to adopting a newer architectural platform, the crossover freshens up its look with a slight nip and tuck, adding sharper body lines and LED lighting. LED daytime running lights and taillights are standard on every model, while the top-tier SEL Premium trim gets LED headlights.

On the inside, the crossover’s interior has been “rethought and refreshed” according to the automaker. The 2018 features a sportier dashboard layout with attractive gloss-grey and chrome details. However, the most noticeable update is the availability of a third row, which increases vehicle capacity to seven passengers.

Hot New Tech

2018 Tiguan interior

On the entertainment side, the Tiguan leaves very little to be desired. Entry level models now come with a new 6.5-inch touchscreen with a rearview camera and Bluetooth connectivity.

Starting on the SE trim, the crossover swaps for an 8-inch touchscreen with MIB II infotainment programming. Hands-free texting, voice commands and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto are just a few of the standard features on this system. Car-Net connectivity is also standard, giving drivers the ability to access their vehicle remotely through a smartphone app.

The 2018 Tiguan also hits the market with a plethora of available safety technologies, including blind-spot monitoring, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, a surround-view camera system and more.

New Powertrain

Under the hood, the Tiguan is supplied with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which makes 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. Paired to the engine is an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission, which benefits both overall performance and efficiency. In fact, front-wheel drive models achieve an EPA-estimated 22 city/27 highway mpg, making it am even fiercer competitor in the crossover market.

Those who need a little more grit can also opt for the 4Motion AWD system, which has settings for road, snow, off-road and off-road customizable. The latter means that rivers can alter steering, engine and transmission settings to better suit their needs.

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