2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

2023 VW Tiguan trunk being packed

The Volkswagen Tiguan made its debut back in 2007, giving consumers an excellent choice for the compact SUV segment with its pleasing blend of style, performance, refinement and utility. For the 2018 model-year, Volkswagen gave the Tiguan its most significant overhaul in the model’s history, with a sleeker design, improved performance and a larger size. Take a look at the differences between the first- and second-generation Tiguan models in this 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan comparison.

The biggest difference between the 2018 Tiguan and the 2017 Tiguan is size. At 185.1 inches long, the 2018 model is 10.6 inches longer than the 2017 version. While the maximum seating capacity for the 2017 Tiguan is five people, the 2018 Tiguan can fit up to seven people in the three-row models. Compared with the 2017 model, the 2018 Tiguan has up to 58 percent more cargo space in the two-row models, with a maximum cargo capacity of 65.7 cu-ft, compared to 56.1 cu-ft for the 2017 Tiguan. The 2018 Tiguan is more versatile as well. The second-row bench can recline, slide seven inches fore and aft, fold down and be split 40/20/40. In three-row Tiguan models, the 50/50 split third-row provides seating for two, and also folds down.

2018 Volkswagen TiguanVS2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
7Maximum Seating Capacity5
65.7 cu-ftMaximum Cargo Space56.1 cu-ft
Available 4Motion with Active ControlAll-Wheel Drive SystemAvailable 4Motion
27 mpgHighway Fuel Economy24 mpg

Differences Between the 2018 VW Tiguan and 2017 VW Tiguan

The 2018 Tiguan also sees a boost in performance, with it being powered by the most advanced version ever of Volkswagen’s EA888 four-cylinder engine, resulting in more power, efficiency and responsiveness. The 2018 Tiguan has a highway fuel economy of 27 mpg (increase in 3 mpg), while generating an impressive torque of 221 lb-ft (increase in 14 lb-ft). Heading off the beaten path is made easier with the addition of Active Control to the Tiguan’s available 4Motion all-wheel drive system. It allows the driver to select specific vehicle profiles based on driving conditions, with four different settings: On-road, Snow, Off-road and Custom Off-road.

Another improvement for the 2018 Tiguan is for safety, with many standard and available driver assistance features that weren’t available for the 2017 model. This includes a standard rearview camera and available Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, front and rear Park Distance Control, High Beam Control and Overhead View Camera.

If you live in Orange County, California and would like to get behind the wheel of the VW Tiguan, then don’t hesitate to contact us at Capistrano Volkswagen!

Capistrano Volkswagen is located at: 32922 Valle Rd • San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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