2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

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MSRP
$23,305 to $38,835
18 City - 26 Hwy

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan Summary

Changes for the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan:

Volkswagen adds automatic climate control to the Tiguan SE, a popular model now offered with keyless passive entry with push-button ignition, a reversing camera, and Volkswagen’s new Car-Net telematics system. The Tiguan SEL gets a new Fender premium audio system, and a new R-Line model debuts at the top of the lineup, equipped with a sport suspension and appearance modifications. The SUV's Carefree Maintenance plan is reduced to two years or 24,000 miles of coverage for the 2014 model year.

Model Lineup:

The 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan is sold in S, SE, SEL, and R-Line trim levels. The Tiguan S is a basic model equipped with a standard manual gearbox. The SE has a standard automatic transmission, plus 17-inch aluminum wheels, leatherette seats, heated front seats, heated windshield washer nozzles, automatic climate control, a Media Device Interface, and Car-Net telematics.

Choose the Tiguan SEL, and this crossover SUV includes 18-inch aluminum wheels, keyless passive entry with push-button starting, a touchscreen infotainment system, a reversing camera, and a premium audio system with satellite radio.

New for 2014, the Tiguan R-Line is equipped with unique exterior styling details, a sport suspension, heated power folding side mirrors, bi-Xenon headlights with LED running lights, an Adaptive Front Lighting System, and special 19-inch aluminum wheels. Inside, this version of the SUV includes leather upholstery, 12-way power adjustable front seats with memory for the driver’s settings, a flat-bottomed sport steering wheel with shift paddles, stainless steel pedals, and a black headliner.

Engines and Transmissions:

All Tiguan models are equipped with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 200 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. of torque. The Tiguan S is equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive. A 6-speed automatic transmission is optional for the S model and standard on other Tiguans. All trim levels can be optioned with a 4Motion all-wheel-drive system.

Fuel Economy Ratings:

According to the EPA, in combined driving the 2014 Tiguan is rated to return 21 mpg with the manual gearbox and 23 mpg with the automatic transmission. Add 4Motion all-wheel drive, and the Tiguan is expected to get 23 mpg.

Safety Ratings:

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2014 Tiguan receives an overall crash-test rating of 4 stars. Note, though, that the overall frontal-impact rating is 3 stars.

As this summary is written, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not officially rated the 2014 Tiguan. Last year, the IIHS gave the Tiguan a “Good” rating in all assessments except for the difficult new small overlap frontal-impact test, for which the SUV received a “Marginal” rating.

Technology Highlights:

For 2014, Volkswagen offers its new Car-Net telematics system for the Tiguan. Car-Net comes with a free 6-month subscription to service, which includes features such as remote diagnostic checks, remote vehicle access, and safety features such as Speed Alert, Boundary Alert, and Automatic Crash Notification.