Is the Volkswagen Tiguan a Good Car?

The Volkswagen Tiguan is a stylish SUV that features lots of storage space and reliable safety features. Is the Volkswagen Tiguan a good car, though?

Toms River VW finds out. To answer that question for drivers in Toms River, Brick, and Freehold, NJ, we took a closer look at what it has to offer.

VW Tiguan Specs

The 2020 VW Tiguan can give you traction and stability on wet roads, help you tow a trailer, and provide you with good fuel economy. It runs on a 2.0L TSI® 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that gets up to 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque.

This powertrain works with an efficient 8-speed automatic transmission. While it lets you take control with Tiptronic® and Sport mode, it can also help you get up to an EPA-estimated 22 city/29 highway MPG.[i]

That kind of performance also makes it easy to hitch a trailer, boat, or a couple recreational vehicles to your SUV. The VW Tiguan is prepared to tow up to 1,500 pounds. Plus, to help you carry that cargo, or keep you in control during difficult driving conditions, 4MOTION® all-wheel drive with Active Control is available on every trim level.

Roomy Interior

The 2020 VW Tiguan is available with two rows of seats or three. Both models give you plenty of room to get comfortable. There’s 40.2 inches of legroom behind the wheel, plus you can kick back and relax, with a power-adjustable driver’s seat.

The standard 2-row model features seating for five and 37.6 cubic feet of cargo room. Folding seats come standard to help you pack more, though. With the back seats down, you’ll have up to 73.5 cubic feet of cargo room.

If you need extra space, the 3-row model gives you seating for seven. It’s also got room for all your bags, with up to 65.7 cubic feet of cargo room.

Smart Safety Features

2020 Volkswagen TiguanFrom its versatile drivetrain to its advanced driver-assisting features, the VW Tiguan is designed to keep you safe and give you peace of mind. It starts with a strong frame that features front and rear crumple zones. Inside, you’ll be surrounded by six airbags, including Side Curtain Protection® airbags that cover both rows of seats.

To help prevent accidents, Active Control lets you adjust the drivetrain, with selectable driving modes like Snow Mode. You’ll also have intelligent driver-assisting features looking out for you. Some of the available features that can give you more awareness during your drive include:

  • Front Assist with Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Lane Keeping System
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

Test Drive the VW Tiguan

To learn more about what makes the Volkswagen Tiguan a good car, visit Toms River VW and take a test drive.

With its reliable safety features, dependable drivetrain, and roomy interior, it’s a great fit for families and drivers in Toms River, Brick, and Freehold, NJ.


[i]22 city/29 highway MPG (2020 VW Tiguan 2.0L, 8-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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