Benefits Of Permanent All Wheel Drive Gives The Vw Tiguan An Edge

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Available permanent all-wheel drive gives the VW Tiguan an edge.

Taking delivery of an outgoing model year vehicle is always a bit of a challenge. On the one hand, customers are looking for information about the very latest model. On the other hand, if the differences between the two are minimal — as I soon found with the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan — then just getting the opportunity to drive one is all that’s needed.

That said, my test subject 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line model is now called a 2017 Tiguan Sport. The same renaming transition took place for the SE as it has been replaced by the Wolfsburg edition. Yes, there are a few trim differences, but essentially they’re the same grades, but with new names.

The 2016 Tiguan is offered in S, SE, R-Line, Sport, and SEL trims. One powertrain combination is available: a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. This engine makes 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque.

The front-wheel drive model makes an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel drive version comes in at 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. This model takes premium gasoline.


Certainly, the Tiguan name isn’t one that easily rolls off the tongue. Pronounced TIG-wohn, the name is not quite a portmanteau of two words, rather it is a unique melding of the same. Take half a tiger and half an iguana and you have the whole of a…

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