The Volkswagen Tiguan is a crossover SUV that has been sold by Volkswagen ever since the 2007 model year. Each year, the company has continued to come out with a new model that has been popular with car buyers that are looking for a vehicle that combines comfort, safety and style. The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan has a number of features that will help to ensure that it is also a popular SUV option with consumers.
What's New for 2021
For the 2021 model year, the Tiguan has not had many changes. With the new model years, there are a few additional features that can be included to improve the exterior style and some interior features are now available with the base trim levels. The overall driving experience for the Tiguan will be similar to the 2020 model year.
The 2021 Tiguan offers owners with an impressive looking vehicle that is sleek and stylish. There are a number of upgrade options to the exterior that can help it stand out even more. There are also a range of different color options for those that purchase the Tiguan at any trim level.
One of the selling points for the 2021 Tiguan has continued to be the array of interior features. The base trim levels include the S and SE which come standard with a variety of different features. This includes the user-friendly and responsive 6.5-inch touch screen display that can connect to either Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. There are also a number of different USB portals, six speakers and a WiFi hotspot.
The level of interior features will also increase along with the higher trim levels. Those that upgrade to the highest features will enjoy an 8-inch touch screen that can be connected with the navigation system, HD radio, and a speaker system with enhanced audio sound. To get the most features possible, you will want to upgrade to the SEL Premium trim, which comes with almost all features available.
Volkswagen vehicles have continued to be known for being quite safe and the 2021 Tiguan is no different. The NHTSA has provided positive overall ratings. One of the reasons that this vehicle continues to get good safety ratings is that it comes with a range of features including daytime running lights, vehicle stability control and many different airbags. Those that upgrade to the higher trim levels will also enjoy many different features including blind spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, and integrated turn signals on the mirrors. All of these will help to give better visibility when driving in some challenging situations.
Quality and Comfort
When looking for a new SUV any buyer is going to want to know that their SUV is comfortable and offers plenty of space. The 2021 model comes standard with seating for five people and can be upgraded to include a third row that can expand seating to seven. Overall, it is considered to have ample seating room in the first and second row but it could be quite tight for adults in the optional third row.
Cargo space in the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan is considered ample as well. Those that are looking for the most cargo room should consider the two-row option as it provides 73 cubic feet behind the first row while the three-row only offers 65. The 2021 model comes standard with cloth interior, which is considered comfortable for passengers. There are also many different luxury upgrades available in the higher trims including leather upholstery, heated and ventilated seats and a heated and leather steering wheel.
The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan only has one engine option, which is a four-cylinder engine that will produce around 185 horsepower. This is comparable to other SUVs in the same class. The engine is then coupled with standard front-wheel drive but can be upgraded to all-wheel drive for more safety and control.
One of the draws to the Volkswagen Tiguan is that it has great fuel efficiency. When coupled with the standard front wheel drive, the Tiguan will generate 29 MPG when driving in the city and 20 MPG when driving on the highway. Those that upgrade to all-wheel drive will usually see their fuel efficiency decline by about 10%.
If you are in the market for a mid-size crossover SUV, the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan is a great option to consider. This SUV has a variety of features that are not available in other vehicles in the same class. It also provides a comfortable and safe mode of transportation.
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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.