2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What's New for the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan?
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has been redesigned on the brand's MQB platform with a 10.7-inch longer wheelbase, lowered stance, and sharpened angles for an aggressive, modern appearance that's in line with VW's overall aesthetic.
The enlarged Tiguan will be offered with a third row for the first time ever, expanding maximum capacity from five to seven passengers. Sliding second-row seats allow easy access to the third row and cargo space improves by more than 57 percent over last year's model.
Under the hood, a new turbofour engine offers fewer horses but more torque than in the 2017 Tiguan, for a total of 184 hp and 221 pound-feet of torque (compared with a respective 200 and 207 for last year's model). The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel drive.
Trims and Features
Front-wheel-drive Tiguan models come with the third row of seats, while all-wheel-drive models have just two rows but can be upgraded with a third. You'll have 66 cubic feet of cargo space with both the second and third row folded flat, and 12 cubic feet in the cargo hold alone. If you opt for a five-passenger model, you can access best-in-class cargo space of 37 cubic feet in the rear and more than 73 cubic feet with the second row folded.
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S is equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration via the 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system. You can opt for a Driver Assistance package to access high-tech safety features like automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and more.
Upgrade to the SE for faux leather upholstery, heated front seats, and all the features from the aforementioned Driver Assistance package. It also includes a larger touchscreen, two more USB ports for a total of three, and satellite radio.
The SEL features the standard features of the S and SE models plus a power liftgate, panoramic sunroof, navigation, and adaptive cruise control. The fully loaded SEL Premium adds real leather upholstery, a premium Fender audio system, a 360-degree camera, hands-free liftgate, and lane departure warning.
All 2018 VW Tiguan models can be upgraded with the brand's 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, which includes four separate driving modes for different road conditions. A 26-degree approach angle makes the SUV suitable for off-roading, too. You'll get 22/27 city/highway miles per gallon in front-wheel-drive models and 22/26 with all-wheel drive.
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has earned Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute on Highway Safety.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Volkswagen Tiguan invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Volkswagen Tiguan MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.