The Volkswagen Tiguan provides a different view in the compact crossover segment. How could it be with a name like Tiguan, the results of the VW marketing department turned out to combine the words “tiger” and “iguana” together. The car itself is not too scratchy, but definitely beyond the norm. While many competitors are multifunctional, with a focus on practicality, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan refined driving and upscale interior give it a distinctive European character that you will not find in other vehicles.
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact crossover SUV that seats five people. It sold in four trim levels: S, SE, SEL and SEL Premium.
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is only available with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine good for 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard. All-wheel drive is optional.
In track testing, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium FWD accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds, which is an average time for a compact crossover. EPA fuel economy estimate at 24 combined (22 city/27 highway) with front-wheel drive and 23 combined (21 city/27 highway). These are considerably lower than the base four-cylinders of competitors.