Hi guys! Liz Jeneault with SUVs.com here and I know the start of this review looks a little bit different, but that’s ok as this week I do still have a new review for you! It’s of the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan and it was provided by Cherry Hill Volkswagen.
You might remember I’ve reviewed the larger, three-row Atlas before and the Tiguan is much smaller. But, it does still have an available third row. Plus, it’s powerful, smart, and safe.
The exterior has a nice look. This is the range-topping SEL Premium R-Line trim with 4MOTION all-wheel drive and so it does have larger wheels and special R-Line badging.
The SUV is just as special inside. There’s leather surfaces and flexible seating. That seating is what makes this Tiguan so special. While the SUV is technically compact, it feels far from it and the optional third row is an added bonus. While it is going to be best fit for kids or a pet, it’s nice to have. Plus, the second row slides and reclines and that makes accessing seats easier. There’s plenty of cargo space when the seats are down.
You get the top-of-the-line equipment in this range-topping Tiguan and so you see the larger 8” touchscreen here with navigation. All models get a touchscreen, though, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This model also features the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, which is just as stunning as the panoramic sunroof.
While there are five different Tiguan trim levels, all feature the same turbocharged engine that makes 185 horsepower. It’s paired to an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive is optional, except for on this trim where it comes standard.
Recap and rating time now! I do like the exterior of the Tiguan, so I’ll rate that at a 7.5. Interior is pleasant and offers flexible seating, but you don’t get all these fancy features in the lower level trims. So, an 8. Performance is solid but no upgrade available, so a 7.5. Fuel economy figures are not that great for a vehicle of this size, 7. And overall value I will rate at an 8.5 since you do get a lot with this compact SUV, but at a more affordable price.
And that results in an SUVs.com deal score of 77/100.
And I would love to know what you all think about the 2020 Tiguan. Do you like this or would you rather upgrade to the new Atlas Cross Sport with seating for five? Let me know in a comment below!
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