Combining a 200-horsepower turbocharged engine with precision engineering, the 2017 Tiguan upped the bar for driving enjoyment in the compact SUV segment. Its solid construction, premium craftsmanship and upscale features add an element of refinement to the versatile vehicle.
New for 2017
The 2017 Tiguan added new trim lines and features that further enhanced the model’s value story. The trim order became: S, Wolfsburg, Sport, and SEL, with more standard content added across the line-up. The base S trim is fitted with Volkswagen’s Composition Media infotainment system, which has a 6.3-inch screen and USB, Bluetooth® and VW Car-Net® App-Connect technologies for compatible devices, supporting integration with three available connected car systems: Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and MirrorLink®. The Composition Media system also includes HD radio, two SD card slots, the ability to sync two phones simultaneously, and a three-month trial to Sirius XM Satellite Radio®.
The entry-level S also features KESSY® keyless access with push-button start, V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces, heatable front seats, power driver’s seat recline, heated washer nozzles and automatic headlights with rain-sensing wipers and auto-dimming mirrors.
The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan combined the style and sophistication of a sporty, urban compact SUV that caters to an active lifestyle. At 174.3 inches’ nose-to-tail, 71.2 inches wide and 66.3 inches tall, it’s the perfect size for city dwelling or country living.
In profile, the 2017 Tiguan is distinguished by its raked-back windscreen, rising waistline, large side windows, and an unmistakable, trademark C-pillar at the rear. On Wolfsburg and higher trims, a distinctive ring of chrome around the side windows works to visually enhance the car. The Wolfsburg model features unique 17-inch “Novara” wheels, a full power driver’s seat, and Wolfsburg badging.
Cabin designs don’t come much more flexible than that of the 2017 Tiguan. There is spacious seating for five adults, easy step-in through the wide-opening doors, and generous legroom and headroom.
But the versatility of the Tiguan seating sets it apart and makes it the perfect lifestyle vehicle. The rear seat has a 40/20/40 split to fit an owner’s load-carrying needs. Fold down the wide center section and it can accommodate skis, fishing gear, or rugs, while still having space for passengers on either side. With the rear seats in place, there is still an impressive 23.8 cubic feet of space in the load area. Fold the second-row seats forward and it increases to 56.1 cubic feet. And for the ultimate in cargo space, the available folding front passenger seatback can fold forward and flat to accommodate loads up to 98 inches long. The rear seats can also slide forward six inches to help increase luggage space in the back, and for a little extra comfort on road trips, each of the rear seatbacks can be adjusted.
Safety in the 2017 Tiguan starts with a rigid laser-seam-welded body shell, crash-optimized, energy-absorbing front end, and heat-formed steel center B-pillars.
Front and side-thorax airbags help protect the driver and front-seat passenger, while Side Curtain Protection® head airbags help protect those in the front and rear seats, in addition to safety belt pretensioners.
Electronic assistance includes Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
All Tiguan models feature the advanced Volkswagen Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) that automatically shuts off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors, and even switches on the hazard warning lights if the airbags deploy.
- VW Media