2016 Volkswagen Tiguan – Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

MSRP: $24,890 - $36,420










  • It has a powerful engine
  • It is well equilibrated
  • It has premium interior material


  • The fuel economy is bad
  • The cargo capacity is limited
  • It has moderate active safety characteristics


The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is an excellent compact SUV car. Preliminarily, the Tiguan is Volkswagen’s entry into the ever-rising small SUV market. German architecture and innovation help to try to set it apart from its rivals.

 An all-wheel-drive or 4-motion all-wheel-drive powers the Tiguan by the powerful VW 2.0L turbocharged FSI engine.

The Volkswagen Tiguan offers a six-speed automatic gearbox, six airbags, anti-lock braking, tire pressure monitoring, traction sensors, and electronic stability control are standard equipment for safeguarding protection. Additional features include a panoramic sunroof, leather seating surfaces, rearview camera, Fender premium audio system, and automatic climate control.

The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is undergoing a range of modifications and matching the available facilities for each trim.

More details regarding the Features, Configurations, and Interior are described in the sections below. If you want to know about the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan, then click our post.

Specs and Features

Engine2.0L I-4
Seating5 Passengers
Power200 @ 5100 rpm
Transmission6-speed manual
MPG21 City / 26 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Specs and Features


The MSRP of the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is ranging between $24,890 – $36,420.

What’s Newly Include in 2016 

The new upgrades in the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan include the following features:

  • The standard front panel and front seats are heated. 
  • It has an Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink infotainment system.

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Configurations

2016 volkswagen tiguan configurations
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Configurations

The different configurations of the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan are the following:

1. S trim

Price: The MSRP of the S trim is ranging between $24,890 – $26,865.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 2.0L I-4 Engine,6-spd w/OD Transmission,200 @ 5,100 rpm Horsepower,207 @ 1,700 rpm Torque, Front-wheel Drive type, ABS and driveline Traction control,16″ silver aluminum Wheels, Front air conditioning, Climatic manual, Driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Heated front seats, AM/FM stereo, seek-scan Radio,1st row LCD monitor, Key Fob (all doors), Remote keyless entry, Heated mirrors, Windshield wipers – rain-sensing, V-Tex Leatherette Seat Trim, Driver and passenger Lumbar support.

2. R-Line trim

Price: The MSRP of the R-Line trim is ranging between $28,700 – $30,675.

Specs and Features: It comes with 19″ silver aluminum Wheels, SiriusXM, AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan Radio, and Front Fog/driving lights.

3. SE trim

Price: The MSRP of the SE trim is ranging between $31,390 – $33,365.

Specs and Features: It comes with 1st and 2nd-row exterior express open/close, sliding and tilting glass Sunroof,18″ silver aluminum Wheels, and Navigation System.

4. SEL trim

Price: The MSRP of the SEL trim is ranging between $34,445 – $36,420.

Specs and Features: It comes with 19″ silver aluminum Wheels, Front air conditioning, dual-zone Climatronic automatic, and Leather Seat Trim.

Which is the best Tiguan model?

The best trim model of the 2016 VW Tiguan is the Trim S model. As the Tiguan 2016 is accessible in four trim levels: S, R-Line, SE, and SEL. But the Tiguan S has a 5-inch touch screen, a Bluetooth backup, a cruise controller, heated front seats, cushioning, and remote keyless input. A 6.3-inch touch screen, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, and Android car are attached to Tiguan R-line.

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior

What is the seating capacity

The Volkswagen Tiguan has five seats and is fitted with a high-quality interior. Its front seats assist and have plenty of space for the head and leg. However, the rear seats in the legroom are slightly narrower. 

How many Child Car Seats are there

The second row contains the three children’s seats. The booster seat is placed behind the driver’s seat, and behind the forward passenger seat, the baby and the convertible seats are mounted.

Interior Quality

The Volkswagen Tiguan has five seats and is furnished with a high-end interior. Its front seats protect the head and legroom. However, the rear seats on the legroom are slightly narrower. Also, it offers standard heated front seats.

Cargo Space

The Tiguan offers less cargo than various class competitors. The rear of the seat folds up from 23.8 to 56.1 cubic feet and increases the space.

Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

Tiguan Base S versions have a 5-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth screen with USB, SD, and audio inputs. A 6.3-inch touchscreen with a fast-response and user-friendly structure is available to all higher trim tiers. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which combine mobile applications and functions with the car infotainment system, can also be supported by this system VW calls Car-Net. The features available include satellite radio, navigation, and a crisp sound system from Fender.

2016 vw tiguan
2016 VW Tiguan

Should I Buy a 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan?

Yes, You should, as the  2016 VW Tiguan is a lightweight SUV that is used very well. It focuses on efficiency and refining. The fastener is that Tiguan calculates the fuel economy, cargo capacity, safety scores, and the number of trail rivals’, including its advanced safety features.

You may also Ask for

Is the 2016 VW Tiguan a good car?

The VW Tiguan 2016 is available in four different trims: S, R-Line, SE, and SEL. The Tiguan S is a 5-inch Touch Screen, Bluetooth, a cruise control, a leatherette, and remote keyless input. For many shoppers, Tiguan SE models are the right choice. The SE trim includes a wide mix of regular price features and promises a more comfortable ride than the sport-tuned R-Line and SEL models.

What is a 2016 VW Tiguan worth?

For the diesel, insurance, maintenance, and repairs of the 2016 VW Tiguan, you can expect to pay around US$25,900 over five years. That’s about five hundred dollars a year. If you buy a competitor like the 2016 Honda CR-V, 2016 Jeep Cherokee, or 2016 Hyundai Tucson, you can save several thousand dollars for five years.

Is a 2016 VW Tiguan a reliable car?

The Volkswagen Tiguan 2016 has four out of five J.D.  Power reliability scores. The Chevrolet Equinox and Hyundai Tucson are market leaders for reliability.

How many miles can Tiguan last?

With good servicing, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan will last over 150,000 miles.

For more information about the latest Volkswagen Tiguan, kindly visit the Official Website.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.