2017 VW Tiguan Changes, Performance, Specs, Review

German automaker Volkswagen has been delivering high-quality vehicles for many years now, effectively cementing their standing in the global automotive industry. Comfortable, well built, and stylish, the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is redesigned to cater to modern day demands. The previous VW Tiguan crossover was unable to perform well in the market, but the 2017 VW Tiguan looks promising and substantial, all set to turn the tables this time around.

The 2017 Tiguan evidently brings back the much-loved exterior with some updated enhancements to make it more appealing. From the utmost comfort, convenience, and both AWD and FWD options, consumers have many styles to choose from.

2017 VW Tiguan front

2017 VW Tiguan – Changes:

The all new 2017 VW Tiguan feels just that – all new – right from the moment you lay your eyes on this beauty of a car. Thanks to the smartly constructed body line, the vehicle looks refreshing. Material quality for both the interior and exterior body has been upped several notches. More space is offered, unlike past generation cars, allowing for easy cargo carry and ample leg space.

2017 VW Tiguan – Features and Specs:

The previous model came with some great features and specs that incorporated exclusive, high-quality interior designs, powerful acceleration, relaxed seating, and precision handling, along with moveable passenger seats. With the 2017 model, hopes are high for more cargo room space at the back and also better fuel economy.


The Tiguan Euro Spec form has been redesigned to be substantially larger and wider than the previous designs. This is due to the smart underpinning and architectural design that added almost 60 mm to the overall length of the car.

Tail lights has been adorned in a conventional boomerang style along with the tailgate opening broadened while load floor has been designed to be lower this time. All this will help make cargo loading on and off easier. Overall, the physical look of the car looks massive than older generations. An option of LED headlights is also available when highly packages are purchased. The new 2017 VW Tiguan also exhibits a slightly higher V-shaped logo on the bonnet along with noticeable sharp edges to give it a sportier look.

2017 VW Tiguan side


The interior of the 2017 model will instantly feel like a vast upgrade to anyone who has been in any of the previous models. The cabin feels like a sports car interior with a touch of sophistication. Initially, one can notice that the design is clean and simple with more focus on the driver’s side. A 12.3-inch display center screen is available that is slightly more inclined towards the driver’s area. The active screen comes with configuration packages that allow for easy navigation and other features as available to choose from.

An infotainment system, with a 5-inch monochrome screen, is also standard in the 2017 VW Tiguan. For high line and trend line models, color display is available. Likewise, upgrades are available in some models to bring the best driving experience. Such as, the option of internet connectivity that has been offered for the first time which allows integrating the infotainment with driver’s Smartphone.

The all-new Tiguan brings Apple car play, MirrorLink and Android auto for an enhanced entertainment system. Additionally, the new model brings smart interface boxes installed in the car that allows riders to charge the phone without any hustle.

Standard equipment of the vehicle includes 16-inch wheels, 6.3-inch screen for infotainment, Satellite radio, and HD, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, rear-view camera, seating surfaces of V-TEX leatherette, a control for hill descent, electronic parking brake, keyless ignition and more. All these are presented in the S models of 2017 VW Tiguan.


For many, the brand VW is synonymous with safety. Hence, it is not wrong to state that VW covers for consumers important safety assistance feature. A monitoring system is available for emergency breaks features for pedestrian walking. Likewise, lane departure warning system is also available on the new standard Tiguan model that also comprises of auto post-collision break system and control.

2017 VW Tiguan interior


  • Turbocharged engine brings great acceleration experience
  • High scale interior material
  • Noise pollution reduced
  • Complaint suspension tuning
  • Excellent safety features
  • Turbo 4
  • AWD option


  • Lack of cargo space as compared to rivals
  • Fuel economy still mediocre
  • Lack of state of the art features as available in rival vehicle
  • Low ratings in the crash test
  • Very pricey

2017 VW Tiguan rear

2017 VW Tiguan – Performance and Styling:

While the new model checks all the right boxes in terms of comfort, space, high-tech features, and safety, performance isn’t exactly its strong suit. That might be a good thing for families, though – the ride is safe, designed to keep the people within comfortable. One would be hard-pressed to drive recklessly with this particular vehicle.

For families, this is perfect, but driving enthusiasts will have to reconsider buying if they are looking for a high-performance car that offers precision driving. Also, the 2017 Tiguan is able to tow up to 2200 pounds, so the AWD models can be a good deal for taking a ride in snowy areas with only 1 mpg fuel economy to shed off. 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 with 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. It is EPA rating sits at 20 city/24 highway and 22 combined mpg.

Overall, it is safe to say that 2017 VW Tiguan is a decent model that caters well to modern day family needs. It offers an updated exterior design along with various optional features, styles, models and trim levels to choose from.

2017 VW Tiguan engine

2017 VW Tiguan – Price and Trim Levels:

There are 8 trim levels available for the 2017 VW Tiguan:

  • 2.0 S 4dr FWD—22 mpg combined: Price starting at $24,995
  • 2.0 S 4dr AWD 4mOTION—22 mpg combined: Price starting at $26,970
  • 2.0 Wolfsburg edition 4dr FWD—22 mpg combined: Price starting at $30,090
  • 2.0T Sport 4dr FWD—22 mpg combined: Price starting at $32,605
  • 2.0T SEL 4dr FWD—22 mpg combined: Price starting at $34,500
  • 2.0T Sport 4dr AWD 4Motion—22 mpg combined: Price starting at $34,580
  • 2.0T SEL 4dr AWD—22 mpg combined: Price starting at $36,475

The price for 2017 VW Tiguan R line 4dr AWD 4Motion starts at $32,070 and it has fuel economy rated at 22 mpg (combined).

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