How does the new Tiguan differ from the previous model?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparison, VW Tiguan on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 7:47 pm
2017 VW Tiguan and 2016 VW Tiguan

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

The year is about to wrap up, and with that it is time to welcome in 2017 and what it has to offer. For automakers, this is the time to introduce the world to the latest versions of its vehicles. Volkswagen has recently released the brand new Tiguan. The Tiguan is a popular option for drivers in the market for a versatile SUV, and if you are considering a new Tiguan, you may be curious about how the latest model differs from the year before. Let’s look at the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan vs the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan.

Differences between the 2017 Tiguan and the 2016 Tiguan

If you were looking for something wildly different from 2016, you won’t find it quite yet. This year the Tiguan is receiving just a few updates rather than a complete redesign. That said, there are a few notable differences to the Tiguan this year. Volkswagen has added two trims, the Wolfsburg and the Sport. The Wolfsburg trim adds a few amenities not found in the base trim, such as a power tilting/sliding sunroof. The Sport trim is equipped with a sport suspension to allow for a more aggressive riding experience. The base S trim now offers a 6.3-inch display screen with an infotainment system that includes VW Car-Net App-Connect. With the addition of these two trims comes the erasure of two Tiguan trims that were available last year, the R-Line and SE trims.

2017 VW Tiguan Wolfsburg Edition parked
While the 2017 and 2016 models look basically the same, there are a few differences in the mechanics. Both years are equipped with a 2.0-liter inline 4 engine that produces 200 horsepower, but for 2017 the fuel capacity has gone up a bit from 16.8 gallons to 16.9 gallons. The fuel economy of the 2017 model is 20 city and 24 highway miles per gallon, down a touch from the 2016 fuel economy of 21 city and 26 highway miles per gallon.

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2017 Tiguan now available at Elgin Volkswagen

The 2017 Tiguan is now available at Elgin Volkswagen! The SUV is capable of towing 2,200 pounds when properly equipped, and it can open up to a maximum cargo capacity of 56.1 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded. We are excited to have the new model on our lot. Keep an eye on our new Tiguan inventory for more updates!

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