2021 Volkswagen Tiguan in Elgin, IL
With a name based on the combination of “Tiger” and “Iguana,” it makes sense that the Volkswagen Tiguan is itself a unique and delightful combination: the wedding of the Volkswagen brand to a crossover SUV. The result, we’re happy to report, is not the strange monstrosity that would likely arise when two unrelated animals are forced to breed. Instead, it’s a practical, capable, and stylish family hauler.
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The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan excels foremost in its practicality. It comes with standard front-wheel drive, while VW 4Motion AWD is optional. Every incarnation is powered by a 184-horsepower four-cylinder engine, so the trim one springs for should be based on the features and convenience equipment that one desires.
What’s new for 2021?
The 2022 model year is slated to get a heftier update, so the changes to the Tiguan for 2021 are relatively minor. S and SE models get new 17-inch wheel designs, and the latter also enjoys standard adaptive cruise control. The top-spec SEL Premium R-Line now comes with a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat.
The fuel economy ratings of the 2021 Tiguan are quite impressive, matching or surpassing the numbers achieves by many rivals. The front-wheel drive version of the vehicle achieves 32 miles-per-gallon, while the all-wheel drive model enjoys 33 miles-per-gallon.
Spiffy Interior Technology
The infotainment system in the cabin of the 2021 Tiguan comes with impressive tech including a standard Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. For the audiophiles in the audience, a 480-watt nine-speaker Fender audio system is available in the top SEL Premium trim.
Rounding out the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan is a healthy array of safety and driver assistance gizmos. The model also comes blessed with the automaker’s delightful current warranty coverage, which includes two years of covered routine maintenance.