2018 VW Tiguan vs 2017 VW Tiguan

2018 VW Tiguan vs 2017 VW Tiguan side by side

The 2018 model year is officially here, and you're probably wondering what changes have made their way to your favorite Volkswagen models. Not all models receive extensive overhauls, but the VW Tiguan is one that has certainly received its fair share of upgrades. To help you identify some of the key changes, we've done the research for you to compare the 2018 VW Tiguan vs the 2017 VW Tiguan.

Though you really can't go wrong with either option, the 2018 model, as expected, does come with some advantages simply because it is the most updated and recent model. For example, the 2018 Tiguan comes with a new engine under the hood. This engine delivers a little less horsepower than the 2017 model did, but it also delivers more torque. Moreover, it manages better fuel economy than the 2017 model with a combined 24 mpg.

2018 VW Tiguan


2017 VW Tiguan

Up to 7 Seating Capacity Up to 5
184 hp, 221 lb-ft of torque Engine Specs 200 hp, 207 lb-ft of torque
Up to 22 city/27 hwy MPG Up to 20 city/24 hwy
Up to 65.7 cu ft Cargo Volume Up to 56.1 cu ft

What's New and Upgraded On the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

As you can see just by looking at the chart above, a lot has changed for the better. The VW Tiguan is still a value-laden compact SUV, but if you want the latest and greatest, you're certainly getting it with the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan.

One of the most significant changes comes in the form of interior space. This is the case for both cargo and passengers. While the 2017 Tiguan was restricted to just 5 seats, the 2018 VW Tiguan can be equipped to seat 5 or up to 7. Despite the extra seating space, the maximum cargo volume has also increased. We are now looking at 65.7 cu ft, making it a more competitive option and even giving the midsize SUV class a run for its money.

We've really only scratched the surface of comparing the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan. As you can see, however, the 2018 model has some significant upgrades that we think you'll enjoy. To learn more, contact us at Volkswagen of South Mississippi.