2024 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. the Competition: How Does It Stack Up?
Volkswagen’s SUV lineup strikes the perfect balance between style and sport, with the Tiguan leading the pack in today’s crowded SUV market. Highlighted by its bold design, the Tiguan’s mid-size dimensions make it easy to maneuver – and fun to drive! Read on to learn more about the 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan, then stop by a VW dealer near you to find your new ride!
First Generation Tiguan
The Tiguan made its big debut in 2007, with the first major refresh not coming until nearly a decade later.
Popularity continued to rise over the years as the five-seater Tiguan satisfied drivers’ need for more space and power than a sedan offered, but not the three rows and bulkier design of a full-sized SUV. In fact, by 2022, the Tiguan was named Volkswagen’s top-selling model worldwide. In addition to its bold styling and agile performance, the Tiguan boasted several drive systems and trim levels – both then and now. This continues to allow plenty of opportunity for customization, ensuring there’s a new VW Tiguan model to suit every family!
The 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan: What You Need to Know
The 2024 model year introduces even more innovative technology to the Tiguan lineup, plus a new plug-in hybrid option.
Hybrid models offer an impressive 62 miles of electric range, with super-fast DC charging that minimizes time spent powering up. Whether or not you make the switch from the traditional, gas-powered drivetrain, an eye-catching design is promised – both inside and out. Updates to the Digital Cockpit, infotainment screen, and heads up display further enhance your experience behind the wheel, with the newly adaptive chassis control system providing a smooth, more responsive ride.
All but the PHEV come equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and eight-speed automatic transmission. While this doesn’t provide absolutely heart-pounding acceleration, the Tiguan optimizes efficiency – a much higher priority for everyday drives. The 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan offers two rows of spacious seating and is just one of two models in the segment with a third – albeit cramped – row available.
VW’s IQ.DRIVE system now comes standard on even the base trim level, adding adaptive cruise control with lane-centering to the Tiguan’s arsenal of driver assistance features.
Entry level S trims also gain automatic high beam headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, a faux-leather steering wheel, upgraded infotainment, and wireless charging. The higher-tier SE R-Line and SEL R-Line Black trims received more minor upgrades, but be sure to check them out!
Key Features and Specifications
The redesigned 2024 Tiguan is sleeker than even before, with its clean lines not only improving aesthetics but aerodynamics too! With flat LED headlights in front and a new horizontal LED strip in back, the Tiguan demands attention coming and going. Sculpting around the wheel well adds a sporty flair, with large wheels ensuring you always ride in style.
This new generation of Tiguan also ushers in the latest advancements in infotainment, with an intuitive, new cockpit layout that features a 15-inch touchscreen, updated graphics, and a multifunction driving experience switch.
In terms of comfort, the 2024 Volkswagen excels yet again. Drivers and passengers alike will enjoy the new ergoActive. Plus, seats that even offer automatic heating/ventilation activation! A three-inch boost in length allows for a larger storage compartment, with 37 more liters of volume available for stowing gear.
Engine & Performance
Beneath the hood you’ll find a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that syncs perfectly with an eight-speed automatic transmission to generate 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. While front-wheel drive comes standard, Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system is also available.
Plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrains make efficient use of a 1.5 TSI Evo2 engine and an as-of-yet undisclosed number of electric motors to max out at 268 horsepower. The larger 8.5 kWh lithium-ion battery now supports DC charging to deliver 62 miles of emission-free, electric range – so you’ll spend less time powering up and more time pursuing your next great adventure!