/New Volkswagen Tiguan - Volkswagen of Inver Grove
What is missing in a compact SUV?
A lot, it seems. Some don't offer a lot of cargo space, or the ability to carry more people comfortably. Some even lack in power and overall performance. And, some simply do not make drivers happy – let alone passengers.
Volkswagen of Inver Grove anticipates that a lot of Twin Cities customers will want one. There is a lot to talk about. Let us tell you all about this exciting, smile-inducing vehicle.
The Tiguan is built on the MQB platform – the one that the Golf is made from. It is a proven platform that is flexible enough to create a compact SUV with three rows of seating. Therefore, the body must be contemporary, efficient and built for easy access into the cabin and cargo hold. To make people happy, Volkswagen presents a modern, straightforward look with plenty of advanced features for lighting, including standard LED daytime running lights. SEL models get full LED lighting with adaptive front lighting, puddle lights underneath the power-folding side mirrors and LED taillights.
Inside the cabin is a very spacious place to drive, relax and carry your worldly goods. Up front is an advanced instrument panel featuring the available Volkswagen Digital Cockpit display. This display is customizable and flexible providing a host of information for the driver to read and follow.
Front occupants will find seating to be supportive for long journeys, which reduce fatigue. The second row is split 40/20/40 for flexible cargo usage, while it offers seven inches of fore-and-aft adjustment, and reclines for outboard seating areas. Getting the to 50/50 split third seat is easy, by flipping a lever and letting the second-row seat slide forward for easier access. Fold both the second and third-row seats down, and there are 73.5 cubic feet of cargo space to bring home an entire garden to plant, a month’s worth of groceries.
All Tiguan models get the latest version of the MIB II infotainment system, driven by Car-Net. While the S model gets the 6.5-inch version of the touchscreen, all other models get the larger 8-inch version. These screens provide a clearer view of the menus, including the available navigation system.
Don’t forget about Car-Net! Buying the Security & Service package not only offers the peace of mind for reporting accidents, tracking of a stolen vehicle, maintenance and service support, but it also features a six-month trial of Verizon Telematics as the uplink to Car-Net itself. There is also Family Guardian that enables controls for the younger driver in the family to regulate speed limits and a boundary based on mileage away from home. SEL owners would also enjoy Car-Net Guide & Inform, which provides navigation-based information, sports scores, fuel prices, and weather data, to name a few. Plus, you get a three-month trial of SiriusXM Traffic which seamlessly provides real-time information on local traffic.
The Tiguan is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. While it offers 184 horsepower, it also provides 221 pound-feet of torque – one the highest ratings in its class of any standard engine. This engine has been enhanced to provide more efficiency and improved fuel economy overall. An eight-speed automatic transmission is also standard on the Tiguan – an important piece towards improving fuel economy. A Stop/Start function is standard on the Tiguan.
Choose the available 4Motion all-wheel-drive system and there is a lot of traction to cover. A driver can choose from four settings: On-Road, Snow, Off-Road and Custom Off-Road. Each setting is pre-determined for the type of traction and response needed for each condition. Furthermore, a driver can also choose a drive mode to suit one’s driving style. These drive modes include Normal, Sport, Eco, and Custom. Each mode affects engine control, transmission shifts, steering, and Adaptive Cruise Control if equipped.
Volkswagen has been a leader in occupant and vehicle safety by earning many accolades for our lineup. The Tiguan continues this commitment to providing the best in vehicle and occupant safety by offering a suite of driver assistance features. These features include: Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist), Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist), front and rear Park Distance Control (ParkPilot), High Beam Control (Light Assist) and Overhead View Camera (Area View).
In fact, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety awarded the Tiguan their Top Safety Pick.
For what you get in a Tiguan, it shouldn't cost anyone an arm-and-a-leg, but rather, a smile! For a front-wheel-drive S model, the base price is $24,295. There are three other trim levels to choose from - SE, SEL and SEL Premium. You can also get the R-Line package with your SEL!
It is one thing that a vehicle can make you happy. There is also a dealer that will also make your purchase experience a happier one. Come see us at Volkswagen of Inver Grove and get your Tiguan today! It will be (one of) the happiest day(s) of your life!