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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Compact SUV
Infotainment: Apple CarPlay icon Apple CarPlay   Android Auto icon Android Auto  

The German carmaker introduced the facelifted version for the Tiguan's second generation in early 2020 as a 2021 model year and upgraded more than just its look.

With more than four million units sold since its launch in 2017, the Tiguan was a huge success for the German carmaker. In 2019 alone, the compact SUV was sold in over 900,000 units, which was more than Volkswagen expected, and it was among the best-selling SUVs in the world. But even the best things in life (or a carmaker lineup) had to improve to stay on top of their game, and the Tiguan received an important update at the beginning of 2020.

The 2021 Tiguan featured a new front fascia, with slimmer and swept-back headlights. Its grille with illuminated strips and reshaped badge were bolder and more striking. Volkswagen introduced new LED signatures DRLs and offered iIQ.LIGHT – LED matrix headlamps with 24 individual luminescent diodes. That system was first seen on its bigger brother Touareg.

Inside, the carmaker offered its newest version of the control panel for the climate control system, with a touch-screen and sliders on the center stack. A Harman Kardon sound system was included on the options list, so its customers could enjoy high-quality music while on the road. The cabin provided adequate room for five adult passengers, with bucket seats at the front and a 40/20/40 split-folding rear bench, which enlarged the trunk from 520 liters (18.36 cu-ft) to 1,655 liters (58.7 cu-ft) when folded down.

Under the hood, Volkswagen installed a choice of five engines: three turbo-diesels and two turbocharged gasoline units.

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  2 gasoline engines
  • 2.0L TSI 4MOTION 8AT (184 HP)
  • 2.0L TSI 8AT (184 HP)

VOLKSWAGEN Tiguan 2.0L TSI 4MOTION 8AT (184 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L TSI 4MOTION 8AT (184 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1984 cm3
Power
135.3 KW @ 4360 RPM
184 HP @ 4360 RPM
181 BHP @ 4360 RPM
Torque
221 lb-ft @ 1600 RPM
300 Nm @ 1600 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
215/65 R17 H
DIMENSIONS
Length
185.1 in (4702 mm)
Width
72.4 in (1839 mm)
Height
66.3 in (1684 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.2/61.8 in (1,580/1,570 mm)
Wheelbase
109.8 in (2789 mm)
Cargo Volume
12 cuFT (340 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.34
Turning circle (curb to curb)
37.7 ft (11.5 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3825 lbs (1735 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5071 lbs (2300 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
Highway
27 mpg US (8.7 L/100Km)
Combined
24 mpg US (9.8 L/100Km)

VOLKSWAGEN Tiguan 2.0L TSI 8AT (184 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L TSI 8AT (184 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1984 cm3
Power
135.3 KW @ 4360 RPM
184 HP @ 4360 RPM
181 BHP @ 4360 RPM
Torque
221 lb-ft @ 1600 RPM
300 Nm @ 1600 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
215/65 R17 H
DIMENSIONS
Length
185.1 in (4702 mm)
Width
72.4 in (1839 mm)
Height
66.3 in (1684 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.2/61.8 in (1,580/1,570 mm)
Wheelbase
109.8 in (2789 mm)
Cargo Volume
12 cuFT (340 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.34
Turning circle (curb to curb)
37.7 ft (11.5 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3735 lbs (1694 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5181 lbs (2350 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
23 mpg US (10.2 L/100Km)
Highway
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
Combined
25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)
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