Tiguan vs. Touareg: Who Should Drive Each VW SUV

Tiguan vs Touareg

Not sure whether the Tiguan or the Touareg is the right vehicle for you? Both VW SUVs offer a host of features and benefits. Below, we offer a comparison to help you decide which SUV best suits your needs.

The VW Tiguan vs. VW Touareg’s Power

When it comes to engine power, the Touareg Sport offers a 3.6-liter VS FSI engine, while the Tiguan features a 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder TSI engine. The Touareg takes the lead in both horsepower and torque. It offers 280 horsepower and 265 pound-feet, while the Tiguan generates 200 horses and 207 pound-feet of torque.

The VW Tiguan vs. Touareg’s Fuel Efficiency

Ventura drivers looking for fuel efficiency may wish to consider the Tiguan, which has a fuel economy rating of 21 city/26 highway*. Meanwhile, the Touareg has a rating of 17 city/23 highway*. However, the Touareg has more passenger and cargo space. With the Touareg, you get 104 cubic feet of passenger space and 32.1 cubic feet of cargo space. The Tiguan only has 95 cubic feet of passenger space and 23.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

The Tiguan vs. VW Touareg’s Exterior

The Touareg’s wheels are larger, with the vehicle being outfitted with 18-inch Arica alloy wheels. Meanwhile, the Tiguan has 16-inch Portland alloy wheels. Both vehicles feature V-Tex leatherette seating material. While the Tiguan offers automatic headlights and daytime running lights, the Touareg has bi-xenon automatic headlights with an adaptive front lighting system, LED daytime running lights, and front fog lights with cornering lamps.

The Tiguan vs. Touareg’s Interior

In terms of features, both vehicles feature a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, heated front seats, and multifunctional steering wheel. California drivers looking for Bluetooth connectivity will be pleased to find that both vehicles offer it. In addition, the Touareg features a limited Sirius XM Satellite Radio subscription. Both vehicles also feature an 8-speaker sound system.

Interested in taking the Touareg or the Tiguan for a test drive? Stop by Ventura Volkswagen in Ventura, California, to schedule a time or visit with our staff.

*Based on 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.