Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

MSRP: $24,295 - $38,895
3.95

Reliability

4.0/5

Safety

5.0/5

Interior

3.9/5

Performance

3.0/5

Strengths

  • It offers a good reliability rating
  • It has a significant safety score
  • The interior and other infotainment features are user-friendly
  • It likewise provides spacious cargo space and a roomy cabin 

Weaknesses

  • It has a less modified and weak engine
  • It offers less head- and leg-room in the third seating row for adults

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

The second generation of Volkswagen Tiguan lies in the category of compact SUVs. It has redesigned in the year 2018 and continues into 2019 without having any significant changes. Here, in this article, we will discuss the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. The feature of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has been addressed in our next article. 

Generally, the Volkswagen Tiguan 2019 stands out for its spacious cabin, cargo space, excellent safety score, good reliability rating, and standard infotainment system. Depending on the trim levels, it offers five to seven seats in the cabin. But, the lackluster handling and anemic acceleration keep it away from leading its contenders. 

When it comes to engine performance, the Volkswagen Tiguan 2019 gets power from the 2000 cc turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. It is likewise capable of producing a power drive of 184 horsepower and a 221 lb-ft of engine torque. It is typically available either in Front-wheel-drive or All-wheel-drive or in both. The power from the engine to the wheel is transmitting via an 8-speed automatic transmission with sport mode. 

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Specs and Features

Engine2.0L
Seating7 Passengers
Power184 @ 4400 rpm
Transmission8-spd w/OD
MPG22 City and 29 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Specs and Features

What’s Newly Include in 2019

There are minor new upgrades in the 2019 VW Tiguan as compared to the 2018 VW Tiguan. Both are quite similar in features and performances. Only the digital instrument cluster, alarm system, and parking sensors are updated to standard in lower-trim models of 2019 VW Tiguan. Additionally, in the 2019 Tiguan, the R-line has debuted again in the series. 

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Configurations

The 2019 VW Tiguan comes in seven configurations, which are:

1. 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T S 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Price: The MSRP of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T S 4dr Front-wheel Drive is $24,295.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 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. 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T S 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION

Price: The MSRP of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T S 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION is $25,595.

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. 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Price: The MSRP of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive is $26,695.

Specs and Features: It has replaced or additional features on S. It comes with 17″ machined w/painted accents Aluminum Wheels, 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, and V-Tex leatherette Seat trim Driver Lumbar support.

4. 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SE 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION

Price: The MSRP of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SE 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION is $27,995.

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. 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Price: The MSRP of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4dr Front-wheel Drive is $31,795.

Specs and Features: It has replaced 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, 1st row LCD monitor, Front Fog/driving lights, a Navigation System, and Park Distance Control Parking assist.

6. 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION

Price: The MSRP of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION is $33,095.

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. 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL R-Line 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Price: The MSRP of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL R-Line 4dr Front-wheel Drive is $33,645.

Specs and Features: It has replacing or additional features on SEL. It comes with 19″ silver aluminum Wheels.

8. 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL R-Line 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION

Price: The MSRP of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL R-Line 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION is $34,945.

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

9. 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL R-Line Black 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Price: The MSRP of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL R-Line Black 4dr Front-wheel Drive is $33,695.

Specs and Features: It has replacing or additional features on SEL R-Line. It comes with 19″ black aluminum Wheels.

10. 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL R-Line Black 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION

Price: The MSRP of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL R-Line Black 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION is $34,995.

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

11. 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION

Price: The MSRP of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION is $37,195.

Specs and Features: It has replaced or additional features on SEL R-Line Black. It comes with All-wheel Drive type, 19″ silver aluminum Wheels, Windshield wipers – rain-sensing, and Leather Seat trim

12. 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium R-Line 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION

Price: The MSRP of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION is $38,895.

Specs and Features: It has replacing or additional features on SEL Premium. It comes with 20″ machined w/painted accents aluminum Wheels.

Among them, the S base model and the SEL trim levels of the 2019 VW Tiguan is preferable. The S base model offers high precision features like forward-collision alert, intelligent emergency braking, which includes blind-spot monitoring, and pedestrian detection. Meanwhile, these safety highlights are likewise offers in S trim in an additional driver assistance package. Moreover, the 2019 VW Tiguan SEL trim offers ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control), lane assist, parking sensors, and LED high-beam headlights.

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior

2019 volkswagen tiguan interior
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior

How Many People Does the 2019 Tiguan Seat?

As discussed above, the 2019 VW Tiguan offers five to seven seats for passengers depends on the trim level and wheel-drive. 

The front-wheel-drive configuration offers a seating arrangement for seven peoples in three rows. In contrast, the all-wheel-drive provides a seating arrangement for five people in either two or three seating rows. 

However, the third is not favourable for adults as it offers less room and a tiny leg- and head-room space.

Standard seating features:

Some of the standard seating features of the Volkswagen Tiguan 2019 are:

  • It includes Adjustable front seats (manual) 
  • Cloth upholstery is standard.

Available seating features:

The available seating features of the Volkswagen Tiguan 2019 are:

  • Genuine and synthetic leather upholstery
  • Adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats and steering wheels
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheels

How Many Child Car Seats Fit in the 2019 Tiguan?

For rear outboard seats, the 2019 VW Tiguan offers two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors. While, for rear middle seats, the 2019 Tiguan offers an upper tether anchor. However, the IIHS gave this setup the second-highest rating for ease of use. 

Infotainment features, Bluetooth, and Navigation System

The 2019 VW Tiguan has a standard infotainment system which includes a 6.5 inches touch screen, and an 8 inches touchscreen sound panel. The smartphone integration, Bluetooth, and smart navigation system are likewise standard. Other standard infotainment features of the 2019 VW Tiguan are driving personalization, extensive screen navigation, a six-speaker stereo, remotely operated liftgate, powered sunroof, intelligent climate control, digital instrument cluster, HD and Satellite radio, and a pair of USB ports. 

Should I Buy a 2019 VW Tiguan?

It is quite similar to the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan which comes at a slightly lower price than 2019. If you are focused on power performance, it is recommendable to consider the 2018 model. However, if your concern more on safety and interior features, the 2019 Tiguan would be best to purchase.

You may also Ask for

Is the 2019 VW Tiguan a good car?

In all crashworthiness tests, the Tiguan obtained the best rating and a decent rating. It has a superior rating for preventing a front crash when fitted with the front assist option which includes automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection for the forward collision. 

Does VW Tiguan hold its value?

Although not as efficient as some rivals, Tiguan’s standard turbocharged engine provides a good balance of fuel efficiency.  In cross-shopping with the Honda CR-T and Toyota RAV4, the Tiguan only has moderate resale values.

Is Volkswagen discontinuing the Tiguan?

VW Tiguan Limited was discontinued after the 2018 model year as a result of poor sales compared with the second generation model.

If you want to know about the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan, see our post there, and for more information about the latest Volkswagen Tiguan, kindly visit Tiguan’s official page.

Bilal Ibrahim

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

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