2016 Volkswagen Tiguan in Los Angeles, CA
The compact SUV class is flooded with choices due to the popularity of these vehicles, which means that consumers are—figuratively and literally—in the driver’s seat when it comes to letting their money do the talking. Car shoppers have indeed been vocal about what they want in a compact SUV, and Volkswagen has taken notice. 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan in Los Angeles will be the premium compact SUV shoppers are looking for, with all the latest in entertainment and safety technology, at a more affordable price. 2016 brings a price reduction of nearly $1,400, fully updated infotainment systems across the Tiguan lineup, and a reordering of the Tiguan trim levels.
2016 Tiguan will have four trims, each with available all-wheel drive with 4MOTION: S, R-Line, SE and SEL. Base level Tiguan S will have VW’s new MIB II infotainment system with a 5-inch touchscreen and USB port, keyless entry and push-button ignition, V-Tex leatherette seating with heated front seats, heated windshield washer nozzles and automatic headlights with rain-sensing wipers, all standard. Top-of-the-line SEL will come standard with 19-inch Savannah aluminum-alloy wheels, sport suspension, leather seating, memory driver’s seat, power folding door mirrors, Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and adaptive front lighting.
2016 Tiguan will carry over the same engine from 2015, a turbocharged 2.0-liter with 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. Six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard, with all-wheel drive available at each trim level.
Standard stolen vehicle tracking, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, and daytime running lights. Available directionally adaptive headlights, parking assist, and VW Car-Net telematics system.
The compact SUV will get up to 21 MPG in the city, up to 26 MPG on the highway, averaging 23 MPG combined.
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The Tiguan spectrum is wide; let’s take a closer look at the middle trims. R-Line is made more approachable with the trim’s repositioning in the lineup, and upgrades the S’s touchscreen to a 6.3-inch version with the MIB II infotainment interface. Also included is VW Car-Net App-Connect, which integrates Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and MirrorLink®. SE gains a standard panoramic sunroof, 18-inch New York Aluminum-alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and adaptive front lighting, LED rear license plate lights, foglights with a cornering function, full power driver’s seat, power passenger seat with recline, chrome interior and exterior detailing, and roof rails.
2016 Tiguan may not be receiving a full redesign, but there are more than enough updates here for you to take notice. This is a model that pulls Volkswagen up to speed with so many other compact SUVs on the market, and one that potentially makes more sense for style-oriented families and individuals on a budget. If you’re in the market for a compact or crossover SUV, 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan will be a must-drive.