Tiguan saved my life.
I've always absolutely loved this car for ALL of its awesomeness, but I decided to write this review today because my Tiguan saved my life. I've owned it for 5 years and enjoyed all of it - for its reliability, performance, comfor, style - you name it. But today, thanks to this car and its safety (airbags performance in particular), I am still alive, so I wanted to write this review because this car truly deserves it. Thank you to all the people who've made this car.
Love it. Drives great. Roomy. Great cargo space. Great technology. Nice color. Comfortable interior. Great, great gas mileage. Great safety features. Looking forward for a vacation trip.
Comfortable, Roomy, Value, but lacks performance
The 2020 Tiguan is a great family vehicle for room and comfort, and style, but lacks performance. I would not recommend this vehicle to a friend, because of the insufficient performance of the engine.
Had my 2020 Tiguan SE for 1 week now and we are having bad weather in Chicago. It is driving great in the snow and iciy streets. Rides real smooth. Love it so far!
The airbag just exploded while driving at a low speed zone. That's dangerous. I thought I it was the best car I had till the incident. Now the car is at the dealership and I am still fighting for a curtecy car.
Second Tiguan we've owned
We had a 2018 Tiguan SEL, the first year with the lengthened body. We loved the car, but with 40,000 miles on it we decided to trade it in for a 2020, trading up to the Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line - the top of the line. This car has all the bells and whistles, and it drives and performs better than the 2018. I don't know if that's because it's an R-Line or that the newer Tiguans had some performance and handling tweaks. Anyway, this is an awesome car - lots of interior space, great looking and filled with features. I can't see why anyone would buy an Atlas, which had about the same capacity, costs a lot more and, with a six cylinder vs the Tiguan's turocharged four, gets worse gas mileage.
Plenty of pep, well styled, I completely forgot about the third row of seats until I test drove it but those two extra seats really put it over the top for me.
Solid vehicle, but with annoying features.
The car has too many features that while designed to aid in safe operation are in fact distracting and of limited utility. The feature described as a navigation system is nothing more than a moving map display and useless for true navigation. A real disappointment. I prefer my window mounted Garmin that is interactive while in motion. This option was a waste of money. While some of the driving aides can be turned off they are not as selectable as desired. Turning off a useless feature may also disable a useful one. Very frustrating. Also storage space is mot as good as it was in my 2009 Tiguan. The open areas on the sides of the cargo area catch all kinds of debris and are hard to clean out and the exposed ends of the cargo area cover are easily damaged and create a hazard. Did not realize what a poor design this was until the first time we loaded groceries. This car is primarily for my wife’s use and she likes driving it but is annoyed by the features mentioned above. I on the other hand am learning to hate the car and regret buying it.
Switched from RAV4
I've only had it for about 1 month, but it is living up to my very positive initial impressions. It is quieter and more comfortable than my previous RAV4.
Such a fun car to drive.
This car met all my needs. Plenty of cargo room, great gas mileage and appealing design. I would recommend this car to anyone looking for a sporty suv.