Changes for the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan:
Volkswagen makes the 2015 Tiguan more appealing by adding standard equipment to the lower-priced S and SE trim levels. The Tiguan S gains roof rails, a reversing camera, and an upgraded infotainment system with satellite radio and a Media Device Interface, and Car-Net connected services. The Tiguan SE now includes heated front seats and washer nozzles, and the SE Appearance Package adds a power panoramic sunroof for 2015.
Volkswagen offers the 2015 Tiguan in S, SE, SEL, and R-Line 2.0T trim levels.
Select the Tiguan SE for 17-inch aluminum wheels, leatherette seat upholstery, heated front seats, and heated washer nozzles. An SE Appearance Package adds 18-inch wheels, fog lights, an upgraded touchscreen infotainment system with HD Radio, keyless access with push-button engine starting, and a power panoramic sunroof. Choose the Tiguan SEL for a navigation system and a premium audio system.
The Tiguan R-Line 2.0T is equipped with a sport suspension, silver metallic interior trim, unique exterior style details, and 19-inch aluminum wheels. Bi-Xenon HID headlights, LED running lights, and an adaptive front lighting system illuminate the way after dark, while the driver and front passenger enjoy 12-way power front seats.
Engines and Transmissions:
Every 2015 Tiguan is equipped with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine making 200 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. of torque. The Tiguan S offers a choice between a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. All other versions come with the automatic transmission as standard equipment, and 4Motion all-wheel drive is available with the automatic.
All Tiguans also include free scheduled maintenance for the first 2 years or 24,000 miles of ownership.
Fuel Economy Ratings:
No matter which transmission you choose, and regardless of whether or not you select the 4Motion AWD system, the EPA says the 2015 Tiguan will get 23 mpg in combined driving.
In NHTSA crash-test assessments, the Tiguan receives an overall rating of 4 stars, but it is important to note the 3-star protection rating for the front passenger in the frontal-impact test.
In testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Tiguan gets the top rating of “Good” except in the small overlap frontal impact evaluation, in which the SUV turned in a “Marginal” performance. As a result, the Tiguan is ineligible for a “Top Safety Pick” rating.
Volkswagen includes Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming, a reversing camera, and a free limited-time subscription to its Car-Net services technology as standard equipment for every Tiguan. Car-Net allows the SUV’s owner to program speed and boundary alerts, and provides access to Automatic Crash Notification and roadside assistance services, among others.
Choose a Tiguan with the SE Appearance Package for a touchscreen infotainment system with HD Radio, as well as keyless access with push-button engine starting. The SEL model is equipped with a navigation system, a premium audio system, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Bi-Xenon headlights, LED running lights, and an adaptive front lighting system are exclusive to the sporty Tiguan R-Line 2.0T.
Written by Christian Wardlaw
August 22, 2014
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