The Volkswagen Tiguan is a versatile SUV that's great for your day-to-day driving and long road trips. How do you know if it's the right SUV for you, though? To help drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Cortland decide, Maguire Volkswagen put together this 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan review.

VW Tiguan Specs

 The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan runs on a 2.0L TSI® 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that gets up to 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. This works with an 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport modes. While it lets you take control of the gears, it can also deliver efficient shifting and help your SUV get up to EPA-estimated 22 city and 29 highway MPG.[i]

Front-wheel comes standard, but 4MOTION® all-wheel drive is also available. On top of extra traction, the all-wheel drive system offers adaptability with Active Control. It lets you adjust to your current driving conditions with selectable driving modes, such as:

  • On-Road
  • Snow
  • Off-Road
  • Custom

Passenger & Cargo Room

With an available third row, the VW Tiguan offers room for the whole family. There's seating for up to seven people, plus lots of cargo room. Whether you're interested in two rows of seats or three, the driver and front passenger will have space to stretch out with 39.6 inches of headroom and 40.2 inches of legroom. Even passengers in the backseats will be able to get comfortable though. There's 39.1 inches of rear headroom and 36.6 inches of legroom.

Cloth seats come standard, but both V-Tex leatherette and genuine leather seats are also available. You'll also be able to add some great interior amenities, like power adjustable front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, and a panoramic sunroof.

There's a large trunk in either model, with 37.6 cubic feet of cargo room behind the second row. Folding seats make it easy to load more too. The 7-seater offers up to 65.7 cubic feet of space with both rows folded down, while the 5-seater can get up to 73.5 cubic feet of cargo room. Plus, to make packing up even easier, you can add a hands-free Easy Open and Easy Close liftgate.


The 2020 VW Tiguan comes with a touchscreen in the center of the dashboard. It's equipped with the VW Car-Net® App-Connect infotainment system. By syncing your smartphone with Bluetooth®, you'll be able to stream music and make hands-free calls. It also gives you access to your phone's apps through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

A navigation system is also available, as is SiriusXM® All Access radio. The touchscreen can show you what song is playing, what route you're on, and what's behind your SUV. A Rear View Camera System comes standard to make backing up safer. Some of the other driver assistance features that come standard include:

  • Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Pedestrian Monitoring
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Traffic Alert

Test Drive the VW Tiguan

Visit Maguire Volkswagen to learn more about this 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan review and take a test drive. This sporty SUV offers a capable drive, lots of space, and fun features to drivers and families in Ithaca, Elmira, and Cortland.


[i] 22 city/29 highway mpg (2020 Tiguan 2.0L, 8-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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