The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact SUV that features a spacious interior that can seat up to seven passengers in style and comfort. According to the auto dealer near Bakersfield, buyers also report the Tiguan provides lots of utility, thanks to its excellent infotainment system, optional safety features, comfortable cabin and exceptional outward vision. It’s the perfect vehicle for buyers with large families or anyone who wants a roomy crossover.
The Tiguan is offered in six trim levels at dealers like the Bakersfield area car dealerships. Buyers can choose between the S, SE, SEL, SEL R-Line, SEL Premium and SEL Premium R-Line. All models come with front-wheel drive with available all-wheel drive. Front-wheel-drive models get three rows, while all-wheel-drive Tiguans come standard with two rows of seating and an optional third row.
Powering the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant that’s good for 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. The sole transmission is an eight-speed automatic with a sport mode. Fuel economy is admirable for its class, with the Tiguan delivering an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway with front-wheel drive, and 21/29 mpg with all-wheel drive.*
Automotive reviews have been positive, with Car and Driver writing: “For others looking for a roomy compact crossover SUV, though, this full-figured Tiguan's price premium will be offset by the sheer amount of car you get for the money. While we might lament the loss of a sense of driving pleasure, we understand why Volkswagen remade this small crossover into a spacious, comfortable cruiser. The Tiguan now meets the wants and needs of shoppers in the segment, most of whom will take space over pace any day.
The VW Tiguan features attractive European styling that’s bound to turn heads. For a sportier look, there’s the SEL R-Line, which comes with 19- or 20-inch wheels and a bolder front bumper. Buyers can choose between eight exterior paint colors, so they can get a Tiguan in the perfect hue.
On the inside, the driver and passengers are treated to plenty of passenger and cargo space. All told, the Tiguan gets 12 cubic feet with all the seats in use. With the rear seats folded down, there are 33 cubic feet to play with. And with the two rear rows folded down, there’s a full 73.6 cubic feet, enough to store just about anything you’ll need to take along. It’s easy to load items in and out of the cargo area with the available hands-free liftgate.
An infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen system and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. The upper trims have an optional 8-inch touchscreen. Also available is the Car-Net Guide & Inform system, which provides weather and traffic data, as well as the Virtual Cockpit, a customizable digital gauge cluster that features a touchscreen interface, navigation and vehicle diagnostics. Audiophiles will appreciate the available Fender premium audio system.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.