The Volkswagen Tiguan is one of the most popular compact SUVs in the world, with more than six million units sold since its debut in 2007. It combines a spacious and versatile interior, a refined and efficient powertrain, and a sleek and stylish exterior that appeals to a wide range of customers. For 2024, the VW Tiguan has been completely redesigned inside and out, with new features, technologies, and design elements that make it even more attractive and competitive in its segment. Here are some of the highlights of the all-new Volkswagen Tiguan.
A New Face for the Tiguan
The 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan features a new front end that gives it a more dynamic and expressive look. The LED headlights are slimmer and sharper, with an integrated light strip that connects them to the redesigned grille. The grille itself is wider and lower, with chrome accents and the new VW logo in the center. The bumper has also been reshaped, with larger air intakes and fog lights. The new front-end design gives the Tiguan a more confident and premium appearance and improved aerodynamics and visibility.
The side profile of the new Volkswagen Tiguan is largely unchanged, except for new wheel designs and colors. The Tiguan offers a choice of 17-, 18-, or 19-inch alloy wheels, depending on the trim level. The wheel arches are pronounced and flared, giving the Tiguan a muscular and sporty stance. The roofline slopes gently towards the rear, creating a coupe-like silhouette. The side windows are framed by chrome trim, while the door handles are flush with the body. The side mirrors are mounted on the doors, rather than on the A-pillars, for better aerodynamics and noise reduction.
The rear end of the new Volkswagen Tiguan is also updated, with new LED taillights that echo the shape of the headlights. The taillights are connected by a light strip that runs across the tailgate, creating a distinctive signature at night. The VW logo is also illuminated, adding to the visual impact. The bumper has been revised with a diffuser and chrome exhaust tips. The tailgate features a hands-free opening function and a new Tiguan lettering below the logo.
A More Modern and Sophisticated Interior
The interior of the 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan has been upgraded with new materials, colors, and technologies that enhance its comfort, convenience, and functionality. The dashboard is dominated by a new digital cockpit, which consists of a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and an 8- or 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The digital cockpit can be customized to display various information and graphics, such as speed, navigation, media, phone, driver assistance, and vehicle settings. The infotainment system features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, wireless charging, natural voice control, online services, and ambient lighting. The center console has been redesigned with a new gear selector that uses shift-by-wire technology, freeing up space for storage compartments and cup holders. The climate controls are also touch-sensitive, with haptic feedback.
The seats of the new Volkswagen Tiguan are ergonomically designed to provide optimal support and comfort for long journeys. Depending on the trim level, they are available in cloth, leatherette, or leather upholstery. They also offer heating, ventilation, massage, and memory functions for the front seats. The rear seats are spacious and flexible, with a 40/20/40 split-folding function allowing various passenger and cargo configurations. The Tiguan also offers an optional third row of seats for up to seven occupants, although this reduces the legroom and cargo space significantly.
The cargo area of the new Volkswagen Tiguan is generous and practical, with up to 73 cubic feet of space when the second row is folded down. The cargo floor can be adjusted to two levels, creating a flat loading surface or a deeper compartment. There are also hooks, nets, and tie-downs to secure items in place. The tailgate can be opened or closed by waving your foot under the bumper or by using a button on the key fob or inside the cabin.
A Smooth and Efficient Powertrain
The 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly and responsively. The Tiguan also features 4Motion all-wheel drive as standard on all trim levels, which distributes power between the front and rear axles as needed, depending on the road conditions and driving style. The Tiguan also offers a drive mode selector that allows the driver to choose between four modes: Eco, Normal, Sport, and Individual. These modes adjust the throttle response, transmission shift points, steering feel, and suspension damping.
The new Volkswagen Tiguan is also available with a plug-in hybrid version in some markets, which combines the 2.0-liter engine with an electric motor and a 13-kWh battery pack. This version can produce up to 242 horsepower and travel up to 62 miles on electric-only power. The plug-in hybrid version also features a predictive hybrid mode that uses navigation data to optimize battery usage and charging along the route.
The new Volkswagen Tiguan is expected to have a fuel economy rating of around 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway for the regular version and around 50 mpg equivalent for the plug-in hybrid version. The Tiguan also features a start-stop system that shuts off the engine when the vehicle is stopped and a regenerative braking system that recovers energy when the vehicle is decelerating.