2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Fuel Economy
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Fuel Economy welcome to vwsuvmodels.com now you can find expert reviews for the latest models Volkswagen SUVs from U.S. in our site. Volkswagen has long proudly itself on the construction of cars suited to those who drive fast, those who take the turns fast enough to make the spouse clutching the inside Grab handles while glancing. VW’s brand new 2018 Tiguan could have started on the drawing board with this focus, but what came out of the other end is something much friendlier for families. Hence the third row optional, so small, and its new cabin otherwise spacious.
But forget the third row. Honestly, for those who really need a seven-seater, go up to the Atlas or get a minivan. Opting for a third row eats valuable cargo space, of which there are many in the new Tiguan for two-row models. Indeed, based on the same chassis as the much larger Atlas, the new VW Tiguan has increased by some 268 millimeters on the outgoing model. The interior space is stimulated and the cargo increased by nearly 60 percent in the five-seater. Thank God for that; The tired, 10-Year Old Tiggy was not much bigger than a standard golf. The new one is like getting into a truck-cavernous, just shy in the cargo for the segment-leading Honda CR-V.
On our two-row test model, the new Tiguan gave 37.6 cubic feet of space behind the 40/20/40 folding rear seats and 73.5 cubic feet with the seats down. With the seats in place, there is enough room to swallow four or five good sized hockey bags. The rear seats are easily released with a lever from the back or cord at the base of the seat, the cargo floor covers the spare wheel, and the tie-down hooks and a 12-volt plug are handy. On our high-speed model — the top trim in a trio that also includes the basic trendline and mid-range Comfortline — the electric tailgate can be opened and closed with the key ring or buttons on the tailgate, which opens up pretty r From. The nooks and Cubbies in the back seem to be usable.
Back seat the legs are more than generous. I measured six inches from the space of my knees to the backrest. Even with the front seats positioned well back, teenagers six feet high will have ample knee room; Children in the car seats will not be able to kick the back of the front seats or kick the other. That alone could be worth the price of admission.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Price
This price is important – $39 175 start while Tiguans based start at $28 925 without 4activated all wheels ($31 175 4Motion), our test unit were also with $1 470 package driver support that includes adaptive cruise, a 360-degree monitor, Lane assisting, start to remote areas and help the light. With the goods and tariffs, price exceeded 42 500 before taxs. The largest, Mid-level ComfortLine Atlas $39 690 before transports ($43 790 with AWD) and only comes only slightly less equipped. So, yeah, this is a price on the streets of New Tiguan premium. In comparison, costliest 2018 Honda CR-V Tournaments $38 490 and high level of Mazda CX-5 GT Registers 34 $700 first.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Engine
The CX-5 feels a little athletic, too. Even when the Tiguan was in “Sport mode”, one of the four workout modes that include normal, sport, Eco and individual-each activated to touch a button-the Tiguan felt reluctant to accelerate out of line and anywhere near the end Inferior, probably in need of some added programming to cure what looks like a dull marriage between the engine and the transmission.
There is no shortage of torque-221 lb-ft from the revised 2.0-litre turbo and direct injection to four cylinders-and it is all available early at low RPM. This should be a lot, but the driver really needs to stand on the skinny pedal to make a lot happen. Then the Tiggy will be stunned, whipping the 184 horsepower engine to make it play with the new eight-Speed automatic. The engine is ready, for sure, but its initial delivery is less than ideal. The engine may be too large. My son asked me if it was a diesel.
The eight-speed automatic has no such ailments, moving intelligently and appropriately at any time. Maximum towing is limited to 1 500 pounds. Fuel consumption was decent. On the highway at a speed of 100 km/h average, I reached a minimum of 8.2 l/100 kilometers. In the city, the average was closer to 10. And it takes regular fuel, with a tank full of 58 litres showing nearly 700 kilometers of range.
Better, and seriously satisfying, is the trick. Extremely smooth, the 2018 Tiguan benefits from the 185 mm of wheelbase added. The scarred and broken roads are easily absorbed, but the handling is surprisingly tight given the large weight of the Tiguan of 1 678 kilograms. On the winding country roads, the Tiguan stuck to the road with little skinny body. The steering system of the power supply is quick to come off-center, but responsive and lightweight with moderate feedback. The braking feels strong, and the noise of the road is well controlled, but not completely invisible. The visibility is very good and it is easy to drive.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior
The interior is the place where the Tiguan really stands out. While a minor rattle has been detected, the fit and finish is excellent, the eight-inch touch screen Media composition is a much improved version of these info-entertainment systems that came before, although the touch surface in Glass not marred easily with unsightly prints. A Premium multi-color instrument display is standard on ComfortLine and speakers. Clear and easy to see, the instrumentation seems strong. It is also very configurable, even allowing the navigation to be displayed in the central screen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard.
An emergency view of 360 degrees, displayed across the eight-inch central screen, is also very good and useful in all parking situations. The Tiguan Park distance Control will alert you to the objects and even apply the brakes if it detects an imminent impact. The seats, although never uncomfortable, do not adjust to a completely natural sensation, perhaps because of the high Dash. But getting in and out is especially easy, good for those who have back pain and aging bones.
The look of the new Tiguan is just as impressive. No, it’s sharp lines and stowed forward and backward will not lure the GTI drivers out of their cars. But for families looking for space, utility and function in a German-designed CUV, the 2018 Tiguan has almost everything else they might want.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Fuel Economy
BASE PRICE/TESTED PRICE $38,450/$39,245
DRIVETRAIN Front-engine, AWD, 7-pass, 4-door SUV
ENGINE 2.0L turbo DOHC 16-valve I-4
TRANSMISSION 8-speed automatic
CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST) 4,083 lb (54/46%)
WHEELBASE 109.8 in
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 185.1 x 72.4 x 66.3 in
0-60 MPH 8.6 sec
QUARTER MILE 16.5 sec @ 81.5 mph
BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 134 ft
LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.77 g (avg)
MT FIGURE EIGHT 28.3 sec @ 0.58 g (avg)
EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON 21/27/23 mpg
ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY 160/125 kW-hrs/100 miles
CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 0.83 lb/mile