2016 Tiguan: A Review

2016 Tiguan California

The 2016 Tiguan is a great compact crossover for California drivers looking for confidence, great features, and an upscale interior. The Tiguan seats five passengers and lets you choose from four trim levels for customization.

2016 Tiguan: Powertrain & Drive Feel

The Tiguan always runs on a 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that generates 200 horsepower and a torque of 207 pound-feet. It works with a 6-speed automatic and standard front-wheel drive, although you can opt for all-wheel drive. For a compact crossover, the 2016 Tiguan has quick acceleration, reaching 60 mph in just 7.5 seconds in tests.

The turbocharged engine that powers the Tiguan is powerful in all situations while the transmission shifts quickly and smoothly. You will feel secure on turns and enjoy the poise. The R-Line trim is a good option for those who want firmer suspension tuning for a slightly sportier feel.

2016 Tiguan: High-Quality Interior

The Volkswagen Tiguan has a high-quality appearance inside with first-rate materials and construction. It may not be as modern in styling as some competitors, but it is attractive and the material quality more than makes up for this. Drivers appreciate the tall ride height with upright and supportive seats. Every Tiguan has premium vinyl upholstery known as V-Tex, leather on the tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, keyless ignition, and heated front seats to complete the premium feel. There is also available leather upholstery, driver seat memory, and a panoramic sunroof.

2016 Tiguan: Latest Technology

Those looking for technology will appreciate the 2016 Tiguan’s updates, as the touchscreen interface is new. Every model has a 5-inch touchscreen to control a rearview camera, eight speakers, Bluetooth, auxiliary input, USB, a media player interface, and a CD player. Most trims actually have a 6.3-inch touchscreen with the VW Car-Net smartphone connectivity, satellite radio, and even emergency communications.

Now that you know what people are saying about the 2016 VW Tiguan, visit Ventura Volkswagen in Ventura, California, to take it for a test drive and check out this crossover SUV for yourself.