2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen has never been an automaker that's content with the status quo. While other companies might do a minor facelift or make a trendy tweak here and there to update their models, VW redesigned the 2018 Tiguan from the ground up.

 

They listened to what their customers wanted, and delivered - big time. The popular compact SUV gained over 10 inches of length since the previous year's model and is now wider and more spacious. The generous interior is roomier and more comfortable than ever, and not a bit of VW's famed power, efficiency and reliability has been sacrificed.

 

The new Tiguan's design is both classic and timeless, sophisticated yet edgy. Its handsome, chiseled looks and features can be described as luxurious, but it doesn't come with luxury pricing. If you're looking for a compact SUV that can haul up to seven passengers, other competitors just don't stack up to the Tiguan.

 

Engine

The 2018 Tiguan's powerful, turbocharged engine is not only a blast to drive, it's also surprisingly fuel-efficient, achieving 27 MPG highway, even paired with all-wheel drive.* But don't be worried about power - this capable TSI 2.0L 4-cylinder pulls an impressive 184 HP and 221-lb.-ft. of torque.

 

The engine is paired with VW's smooth and powerful 8-speed automatic transmission. Having eight speeds improves both performance and efficiency, and Tiptronic mode lets you shift manually for an even more immersive drive.    

 

4MOTION All-Wheel Drive

The Tiguan's available 4MOTION all-wheel drive system intelligently splits power between the front and rear wheels as road conditions change to help maximize traction and stability. In addition, with Tiguan's four unique driving modes, you're in control with a turn of a dial:

 

Snow Mode - Perfect for slippery winter roads, this mode allows the engine to upshift earlier, keeping it in a lower RPM range. This prevents too much power from going to the wheels too quickly, so you're kept in control.

 

On-Road Mode - This mode is the go-to setting for the dry and normal road conditions of everyday driving. It delivers optimal performance and efficiency.

 

Off-Road Mode - This mode helps maintain maximum traction on demanding road surfaces. It can activate Hill Descent Control on steep grades to keep you at a safe speed as you descend.

 

Off-Road Custom - Giving you even greater control over your Tiguan's grip, this mode lets you customize a range of settings like steering and all-wheel drive options.

 

Tech

You're forward-thinking and so is VW, which is why they packed the Tiguan with available tech features that are both practical and awe-inspiring:

 

Volkswagen Digital Cockpit - This available 12.3" display is one of a kind and is as functional as it is futuristic. As opposed to a traditional instrument cluster on the dash, information can be displayed digitally in high resolution.

 

LED Headlights with Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) - These cutting-edge headlights move with your Tiguan as you turn the wheel, offering you the best night visibility ever while negotiating curves.

 

Remote Power Liftgate - You'll quickly wonder how you ever went without this handy available feature, which opens the hatch for you with just a click of your key. Now if your groceries or luggage would just load themselves!

 

Smartphone Connectivity - Whether you have an iPhone or an Android smartphone, the Tiguan will connect to via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to give you the familiar and personalized mobile entertainment experience you want.

 

Fender Premium Audio System - With this available sound system upgrade, you won't need to buy any more tickets to the concert hall. With its nine quality speakers and powerful 480-watt amp paired with the Tiguan's quiet interior, this Fender system will have your audiophile friends asking for more listening time after the ride is over.

 

Panoramic Sunroof with Ambient Lighting - The available sunroof beautifully complements the sophisticated interior of the Tiguan, letting in natural sunlight or fresh air. Even better, integrated ambient accent lighting adds a dignified touch when interior lighting elements are on.

 

Safety

Your peace of mind is at the front of VW's mind, and that's why the Tiguan was engineered to help keep you safe. The Tiguan offers a wide range of safety features, including:

 

Overhead View Camera (Area View) - This available camera system utilizes several cameras to give you a bird's eye view of the area around your vehicle and keep you in total control of your drive.

 

Automatic Post-Collision Braking System - All Tiguans include the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System to help bring the vehicle to a stop after a collision, which reduces the chance of any additional impacts.

 

Pedestrian Monitoring - Let's face it, people crossing the road don't always look both ways. This available feature uses a sensor to help warn you if a pedestrian is headed into your Tiguan's path. If you don't respond soon enough to the Tiguan's audible and visual warnings, the car can brake automatically with full force and avoid an accident.

 

Blind Spot Monitor and Lane Assist - The available Blind Spot Monitor uses sensors to alert you when another vehicle enters your blind spot. Available Lane Assist can sense if your Tiguan starts to drift into another lane without using the turn signal, and gently steer you back into your lane automatically if needed.

 

Adaptive Cruise Control - This available feature helps keep a preset distance from the vehicle in front of you, and can react accordingly when the detected vehicle speeds up or slows down. The available Stop and Go feature can even apply brakes and come to a stop automatically if required due to the vehicle ahead.

 

Park Pilot - This available technology makes tight parking safer than ever. It uses its optical parking system on Tiguan's display as well as audible signals to let you know the distance between your vehicle and other objects to safely guide you into your parking spot. It can even apply the brakes automatically to prevent a collision while parking.

 

If you're looking for a compact SUV that's big on fun, comfort and safety, look no further than the new 2018 Tiguan. Come take it for a test drive at Darling's Volkswagen in Bangor - you won't regret it.

 

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

 

 

 

 

 


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