2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Review
If you’re looking for a compact SUV to take on your everyday journeys around Oklahoma City, Norman, and Edmond, then you may want to look into the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan.
That’s because it offers a turbocharged performance, impressive handling, and a wide array of comfort and tech options. We’ll tell you all about them in this detailed review created by the team at Oklahoma City Volkswagen.
Keep reading to see what the vehicle has to offer, then contact us to see it in person.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Performance Specs
The 2018 VW Tiguan delivers a smooth ride, absorbing bumps in the road easily. It’s powered by a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque.
Plus, it’s mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with Sport mode. The transmission can give you a smooth shifting experience. Or, you can switch to the Sport mode to shift manually and take control of your drive.
Traction on Any Road Surface
As road conditions change, you want a vehicle that can easily adapt. That’s certainly possible in the Volkswagen Tiguan, as it’s available in 4MOTION® all-wheel drive.
This system will distribute power among the front and rear wheels when needed. The result is having optimum traction on slick surfaces.
4MOTION® then comes with different driving modes that you can select with the simple turn of a dial:
- Off-Road Custom
Whichever setting you choose, you’ll get the stability you need to successfully tackle a specific type of terrain.
Plenty of Passenger & Cargo Room
The Volkswagen Tiguan is a great vehicle to drive to work, on vacation, or any other situation. This is especially good, considering how comfortable the SUV is inside.
There’s plenty of room for seven with an optional third row, as evident by the following interior dimensions:
- First-row headroom/legroom: 39.6 inches/40.2 inches
- Second-row headroom/legroom: 39.1 inches/36.5 inches
- Third-row headroom/legroom: 33.8 inches/27.9 inches
There’s lots of room for you and your family, but there’s also plenty of space for your belongings.
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has 12 cubic feet of cargo room behind the third row and 33 cubic feet when those seats are folded down. The split-folding second and third rows make it easy to fit more items while still leaving room for some backseat passengers. If you’re riding solo, and want to maximize cargo room, simply fold down those back two rows to get 65.7 cubic feet of space.
Plus, there’s no need to put items down before opening up the back of the vehicle. That’s because there’s a Hands-free Easy Open and Easy Close Liftgate that’s available. Just swipe your foot under the rear bumper, and the liftgate will automatically open in seconds.
VW Tiguan Interior Design & Amenities
The cabin itself is built well, with lots of quality materials throughout. It comes standard with cloth seating, but offers V-Tex leatherette in higher trim levels. You could also get Vienna leather seating surfaces in color options like Storm Gray and Saffrano Orange, for a chic look and feel to the vehicle.
A panoramic sunroof is available, too, which blends seamlessly into the cabin. It lets in plenty of natural light and can give you and your passengers lots of fresh air. Then, at night, the integrated ambient accent lighting adds a distinct mood when all the lighting elements are on.
Furthermore, there are amenities to help keep you cozy, like the available heated front seats and steering wheel. There are also amenities to help keep you comfortable, like the available 10-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support. With this feature, you can get into your ideal seating position in no time.
Technologies in the Volkswagen Tiguan
You can then take advantage of the many high-tech features found inside the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan. Features like standard VW Car-Net® App Connect, which allows you to sync your smartphone while on the go.
All your favorite mobile apps will appear on the standard 6.5-inch or available 8-inch display screen, for easy viewing. But these screens will also show your other media options, like the available trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio.
This feature gives you over 100 music, sports, news, and comedy stations to choose from, for all-day entertainment. Then, the optional Fender® Premium Audio System can provide you with high-quality acoustics, to enjoy your music like never before.
2018 VW Tiguan Safety Features
The 2018 VW Tiguan has lots of safety features for your peace of mind. There’s the standard LED Daytime Running Lights, to help see your way better. There’s also the standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System, which will alert you when one or more of your tires are low on air, so that you can act accordingly.
The SUV has many more advanced safety options that can help prevent accidents from occurring. These come in the form of driver-assisting technologies that are designed to alert you to things you might miss while driving.
Some of the ones available in the Volkswagen Tiguan are:
- Blind Spot Monitor
- Rear Traffic Alert
- Adaptive Cruise Control
There’s also Front Assist, which includes Front Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, along with Pedestrian Monitoring. If you start getting too close to a person or vehicle, you’ll be alerted to take action. If you can’t hit the brakes in time, the system can do it for you to help avoid a collision.
Test Drive the 2018 VW Tiguan
Because of the vehicle’s performance, space, and long list of features, it could be a great option for your travels around Oklahoma City, Norman, and Edmond. But to know for sure, you may want to sit behind the wheel and take it for a spin.
To do so, simply contact us to schedule a test drive at Oklahoma City Volkswagen today!