Technically, the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is classified as a compact crossover, but for all practical purposes, it slots between a compact and midsize SUV. Buyers at the Bakersfield car dealerships appreciate the Tiguan’s available third row and its ample space for stowing cargo. The Tiguan can seat up to seven passengers, with an adaptable interior that underscores this SUVs high level of utility.
Inside, the driver and passengers will enjoy the sophisticated look and feel of the Tiguan’s well-designed cabin, as well as its long list of standard tech features. According to Kern County car dealers, customers are impressed by the Tiguan’s turbo-four engine, which balances fuel efficiency with performance. For 2020, the Tiguan provides buyers with a four-year, 50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and two years of complimentary scheduled maintenance visits.
Automotive reviewers give the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan high marks. One example is Car and Driver, which wrote: “There's so much sameness amidst the multitude of compact crossovers that it's refreshing to find something—anything—substantially different among them. But the Tiguan succeeds in setting itself apart in a very useful way: an available third row. Between the Tiguan's seven-passenger capability and flexible interior, VW's smallest SUV makes good use of its larger exterior footprint than the segment norm by delivering outsized practicality.”
The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan comes in five trim levels: S, SE, SE R-Line Black, SEL, and SEL Premium R-Line. Front-wheel drive is standard across the lineup, and all-wheel drive is optional. Front-wheel-drive models get the third row as standard equipment, while all-wheel-drive models get two rows standard, with the third row available. The 40/20/40-split second-row seat slides and reclines.
Powering the Tiguan is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. A start-stop system works to save fuel, helping the Tiguan deliver an EPA-estimated 22/29 mpg for front-wheel-drive models and 20/27 mpg with front-wheel drive.*
Standard features for the 2020 VW Tiguan include the Car-Net App-Connect package with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other standard features include a rearview camera, a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, USB smartphone connectivity and Bluetooth.
Safety equipment that comes standard includes a blind-spot monitor, automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warning, and rear cross-traffic alert with emergency braking. The SE trim gets heated front seats, push-button start, keyless access, automatic climate control and wireless charging.
Options include leather seats, a premium stereo system, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, a hands-free liftgate, a panoramic sunroof, a bird’s-eye parking camera, a 12.3-inch customizable digital instrument panel and a 480-watt Fender stereo system.
The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan sailed through all IIHS crash tests with the top score of Good. The agency named the 2020 Tiguan one of its Top Safety Pick models.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 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.