Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

MSRP: $24,595 - $37,550
4.05

Reliability

3.5/5

Safety

4.9/5

Interior

4.2/5

Performance

3.6/5

Strengths

  • It has simple and eye-catching interior features
  • Roomy and spacious passenger seats excluding the third row
  • It has an excellent safety score, especially the crash test rating, which is tremendous 

Weaknesses

  • It has a less powerful engine
  • Less comfortable third seating row
  • Un-inspiring vehicle handling as compared to its contenders

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Volkswagen Tiguan, which is fast as a “Tiger” and strong as an “Iguana,” is one of the world’s most advanced and latest German cars. It is fully equipped with the latest German technologies. Volkswagen unveiled the Tiguan series, commonly known as the Tiguan First Generation car, in June 2007. Our blogs will give you detailed knowledge and purchasing guides of the Volkswagen Tiguan series. 

Meanwhile, in this article, we will address the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan in detail. It is a mid-sized SUV and reassigned in 2018 with a larger capacity and smart interior features. It’s big, robust, elegant, and luxurious. 

Whereas its prominent contenders are Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4. They beat Tiguan in handling, gas mileage, driving flexibility but overall, the Tiguan remains at the top preference for purchasers. 

It comes in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations. Moreover, it provides a larger cargo space than its previous models and contenders. Meanwhile, the riding comfortability remains astounding.  

Another fantastic thing is that it comes with a six-year warranty or 72 thousand miles of usage, which is brilliant. 

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Specs and Features

Engine2.0L
Seating7 Passengers
Power184 @ 4400 rpm
Transmission8-spd w/OD
MPG22 City and 27 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Specs and Features

What’s Newly Include in 2018

The new upgrades in the 2018 VW Tiguan are fully redesigned as compared to previous models. The interior features have upgraded, the safety score has improved, and offers an improved design and body styling.  

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Configurations

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan comes with four different configurations, which are:

1. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T S 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Price: The MSRP of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T S 4dr Front-wheel Drive is $24,595.

Specs and Features: It comes with 2.0L I-4 Engine, 8-speed w/OD Transmission, 184 @ 4,400 rpm Horsepower, 221 @ 1,600 rpm Torque, Front-wheel Drive type, ABS and driveline Traction control, 17″ silver aluminum Wheels, Front air conditioning, Climatic manual, AM/FM stereo, seek-scan Radio, 1st row LCD monitor, Keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry, Heated mirrors, Cloth Seat Trim, and 50-50 bench Third-row seats.

2. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T S 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION

Price: The MSRP of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T S 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION is $25,895.

Specs and Features: It has some replacing features on 2.0T S 4dr Front-wheel Drive. It comes with a 4Motion all-wheel-drive.

3. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Price: The MSRP of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive is $26,750.

Specs and Features: It has replacing or additional features on S. It comes with Front air conditioning, dual-zone Climatronic automatic, Driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Heated front seats, SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan Radio, V-Tex leatherette Seat trim, and Driver Lumbar support.

4. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SE 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION

Price: The MSRP of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SE 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION is $28,050.

Specs and Features: It has some replacing features on 2.0T SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive. It comes with a 4Motion all-wheel-drive.

5. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Price: The MSRP of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4dr Front-wheel Drive is $31,090.

Specs and Features: It has replacing or additional features on SE. It comes with 1st and 2nd-row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass Sunroof, 18″ machined w/painted accents aluminum Wheels, Front Fog/driving lights, and Navigation system.

6. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION

Price: The MSRP of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION is $32,390.

Specs and Features: It has some replacing features on 2.0T SEL 4dr Front-wheel Drive. It comes with a 4Motion all-wheel-drive.

7. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Price: The MSRP of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium 4dr Front-wheel Drive is $36,250.

Specs and Features: It has replacing or additional features on SEL. It comes with 19″ silver aluminum Wheels, 1st row LCD monitor, Windshield wipers – rain-sensing, Leather Seat Trim, and Park Pilot Parking assist.

8. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION

Price: The MSRP of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION is $37,550.

Specs and Features: It has some replacing features on 2.0T SEL Premium 4dr Front-wheel Drive. It comes with a 4Motion all-wheel-drive.

All of them come to offer the same power performance with a 2000 cc turbocharged inline-4 engine. However, the base models offer standard and attractive interior features. Among them, the SE trim is preferable because it has the highest number of features as compared to other trims.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior

2018 volkswagen tiguan interior
2018 volkswagen tiguan interior

How Many People Does the 2018 Tiguan Seat?

Depending on the wheel drive configurations, it offers either seven or five seats for passengers. The front-wheel-drive design provides seating for five people, whereas the all-wheel-drive configuration offers to seat for seven peoples. 

All seven seats are distributed in three rows. The first row is driver supportive and comfortable. At the same time, the second row provides enough space for adults to stretch out. However, the third row does not offer enough leg- and head-room for adults. It is preferable for kids. 

Available seating features:

The available seating features of the 2018 VW Tiguan includes the genuine and synthetic leather upholstery, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated passenger seats, and power-adjustable driver seat. 

How Many Car Seats Fit in the 2018 Tiguan?

The 2018 VW Tiguan provides a LATCH car-seat connector and an upper tether anchor for rear outboard and middle seats. Both of the connectors are IIHS approved with a top safety rating. 

2018 VW Tiguan Interior Additional Features

Generally, the 2018 VW Tiguan comes with standard infotainment features. It has a standard 8 inches digital touch screen that is bright, clear, quick processing, and full of graphics. You will also get an excellent digital cockpit with a 12.3 inches digital screen instead of a traditional gauge cluster. Speedometer, fuel data, climate settings, audio setting, large navigation panel, driver personalization all are available in the package.  Additional infotainment features include smartphone integration, Bluetooth, powered sunroof, remote start, HD and Satellite radio, and many others that a luxury car should have.  

Should I Buy a 2018 VW Tiguan?

As compared to Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Toyota RAV4 are prominent rivals of Tiguan. But they couldn’t beat it in performance and feature. It is worth of money! Recommended purchasing. 

You may also ask for

Is the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan reliable?

The VW Tiguan 2018 is designed as a compact SUV and has a high crash test ranking, a marginally higher than average reliability rating, and low operating costs. 

How much is a 2018 Tiguan worth?

The worth of Volkswagen Tiguan 2018 is $13,328-$27,825.

Are Volkswagen Tiguans good cars?

Yes, Tiguan is a good compact SUV. Its capacity of cargo is greater than the standard class, and its high cost is compensated by its comprehensive list of standard technologies, such as mobile integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It is also one of the few small SUVs that can have third-row seats. 

What’s wrong with the VW Tiguan?

This model year had a slight reduction in complaints than in 2009, but there are still many issues for Volkswagen Tiguan users. Main oil seal leaks, unnecessary oil consumption, and a timing chain are continued to malfunction the engine.

If you want to know about the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, kindly see our post and for more information about the latest Volkswagen Tiguan, kindly visit the Tiguan’s official page.

Bilal Ibrahim

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

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