The 2018 VW Tiguan Grew For America
While the big news from Volkswagen is the full-size Atlas SUV, the Tiguan also grew in length to 185.2 inches to offer an optional third row.
To get there, Volkswagen made the 2018 Tiguan 10.7 inches longer than the current model, and 4.4 inches longer than new Tiguan sold in Europe. The new 109.9-inch wheelbase still makes the cabin of this MQB-platform SUV 7.4 inches shorter than the Atlas's, but its sliding second-row seats (which can be split 40:20:40) and third row (standard on front-wheel-drive models and optional on all-wheel-drive versions) should make 2018's Tiguan much more practical than its predecessors.
Power comes from an updated 2.0 turbo sending 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic. All-wheel drive with four driver selectable modes remains optional, just like VW's reconfigurable Digital Cockpit instrument panel, a panoramic sunroof and a power tow hook. Because you need to tow things. Read more about the 2018 VW Tiguan...