Vehicle Profile: 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan
If you’ve been shopping for a high-quality compact SUV, you know just how many options there are to consider. Even in a crowded segment, though, the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan manages to stand out. Thanks to its peppy powertrain, head-turning, versatile design, and plentiful technology, the Tiguan has everything you want and more.
The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan is the full package — stunning on the outside and flexible on the inside. Its body is defined by a sturdy profile accented by full-length angular lines, and the bold chrome-colored grille slats flow seamlessly into the signature headlamps and LED daytime running lights.
Meanwhile, the cabin is a masterclass in comfortable versatility. To start, you can choose whether you want your SUV to seat five or seven passengers, depending on the size of your family. No matter which configuration you opt for, you’ll never have to worry about your crew arguing over the temperature thanks to Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control. If you need to maximize room for gear, the five-seat version of the 2021 Tiguan offers up to 73.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the second row folded down.
Capable and fun
Driving a family-friendly SUV should never mean giving up on having fun behind the wheel. That’s why each of the 2021 Tiguan’s five trim levels come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 184 horsepower. Volkswagen also empowers you to take full control of your drive by equipping the standard eight-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® mode, which allows you to shift gears manually.
No matter what the road sends your way, the 2021 Tiguan is ready to rise up and meet the challenge head-on. With available 4MOTION® with Active Control, not only will you gain the benefits of advanced all-wheel drive, but you’ll also be able to switch between four selectable drive modes. Snow Mode modulates how the engine sends power to the wheels to prevent spin-outs, On-Road Mode lets you enjoy the kick of the turbo engine in good conditions, and Off-Road Mode prioritizes traction on rough terrain. When you have Off-Road Custom Mode engaged, you can customize numerous settings like steering sensitivity and AWD performance.
Technology to spare
As a thoroughly modern SUV, the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan is packed to the gills with advanced technology designed to keep you connected, entertained, and safe. First, you can use the available Volkswagen Car-Net® smartphone app to lock and unlock the doors, start the engine, find where you parked, set up alerts to encourage good driving habits for youngsters, and even monitor your performance to secure more favorable insurance rates.* In terms of fun, you can rely on the available 8-inch touch-screen infotainment display — which features Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone compatibility — to give you access to all your favorite media.
The 2021 Tiguan also comes with a range of standard and available driver assistance and safety features meant to make the road safer for everyone. Blind Spot Monitor will take the guesswork out of merging or changing lanes, Forward Collision Warning will alert you to a potential crash, and Autonomous Emergency Braking can automatically bring your vehicle to a stop if you don’t respond quickly enough. At the same time, available Adaptive Cruise Control will keep you at a safe following distance on the highway, the Lane Keeping System will prevent you from drifting off course, and Rear Traffic Alert will give you confidence when backing into an active throughway.
Thanks to its plethora of advanced technology, stunning design, versatile interior, and exciting performance, the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan may just be the SUV you’ve been waiting for.
*Discounted insurance rates may not be available in all states. Discounts are provided by third party auto insurance companies and are not guaranteed. Use of your vehicle by multiple drivers may impact your driving score and your ability to obtain discounted insurance. Always obey all speed and traffic laws.
This article is presented by Capistrano Volkswagen.