2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Tampa FL
When did the SUV become so tame? From the exterior of most, you’d think you could conquer the wilderness, but the reality is far less satisfying. That is, unless you drive the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan available in Tampa FL here at Brandon Volkswagen. What will you love about this compact option? It starts with an impressive powertrain and available 4Motion all-wheel drive system, and then a solid build and attractive interior create a well-rounded combination of practical driving and luxury features.
You may be here wondering if the Tiguan is the right choice for you. We have to admit, it’s not a model meant to satisfy those simply seeking an economy option in a bulkier build. A potent engine allows for the model to give the get-up-and-go you’d expect, but a turbocharger prevents it from falling into gas-guzzler territory. Roof rails provide a solid foundation for your larger outdoor gear, but you’ll also find the Tiguan can tow up to 2,200 pounds so you can bring a small boat or trailer along with you.
Volkswagen now turbocharges all of its engines, so you can expect a 2.0-liter turbo four to power the Tiguan. This engine delivers up 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque and is paried together with a six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic, Sport and Dynamic Shift Program modes.
You can hardly call a model comfortable if your knees are pushed up to your collarbone. The Tiguan may be compact, but it can still seat five within the 95.4 cubic feet of passenger space. This, while still offering up 23.8 cubic feet for your cargo. No passengers? Fold the seats flat for 56.1 cubic feet.
The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact SUV, but that doesn’t mean it won’t do what you need. Towing is rated at a maximum of 2,200 pounds when properly equipped, and AWD is optional for those who don’t like to be tied to the pavement. All-in-all, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by its capability.
Features of the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
When all is said and done, the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is geared toward shoppers who are looking for a feeling of luxury without paying for an expensive premium brand. You won’t find the model slouching when it comes to power or performance, but you’re also not looking at a model that will require you to upgrade just to have cruise control or power locks.
There are four total trims for the 2017 Tiguan, each of which is available as a front- or all-wheel drive SUV. The lineup starts with the S trim, which comes standard with heated side mirrors, App-Connect with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, Bluetooth with audio, a rearview camera, USB connectivity, a touchscreen sound system, keyless access with push-button start, power-adjustable heated front seats and leatherette upholstery.
There are two new trims for this model year, the Wolfsburg and Sport, which replace the R-Line and SE from previous model years, while the SEL trim continues to serve as your top option. To learn more about available features and packages, schedule a test drive with us here at Brandon Volkswagen and we’ll walk you through your options.