The Volkswagen Tiguan first made a name for itself as a distinctly European take on the compact crossover segment. It was smaller, sportier, and typically more expensive than its best-selling American and Japanese competitors.
If you’re still picturing that Tiguan, though, forget about it — Volkswagen completely redesigned the vehicle a couple of years ago, and the changes have turned the Tiguan into the brand’s U.S. best-seller. Today’s Tiguan offers a spacious interior that’s even big enough to squeeze in an available third-row seat, and it provides generous standard equipment even at its base price of $24,945. VW has enhanced that package this year with even more standard and available features. If you’re interested in a European take on the compact crossover, keep reading as we discuss how the Tiguan fits into this highly competitive market segment.