2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Volkswagen Touareg

Volkswagen offers an outstanding lineup of SUVs, each of which is designed to cater to drivers in a different way. For instance, the Tiguan is more affordable and more efficient, while the Touareg offers more power and more advanced features. Despite their differences, the two VW models also share a number of similar elements.

Drivers who are interested in learning more about the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2017 Volkswagen Touareg and how they stack up against one another can view notable differences and similarities between them before getting behind the wheel and making a well-informed buying decision.

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan VS 2017 Volkswagen Touareg
$25,195 Starting MSRP $49,495
184-horsepower, 2.0L I-4 Base Engine 280-horsepower, 3.6L V-6
7 passengers Seating 5 passengers
124 cubic feet Passenger Volume 104 cubic feet

Under the hood, the Tiguan is equipped with a 2.0-liter I-4 base engine that is capable of producing 185 horsepower, while the Touareg has a 280-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 powertrain. Despite offering less power, the Tiguan is able to achieve better fuel economy than the Touareg at an EPA-estimated 24 combined mpg. Although both models come with an 8-speed automatic transmission, the Touareg is equipped with standard all-wheel drive, while the Tiguan operates with front-wheel drive. Despite being the more affordable option, the Volkswagen Tiguan offers more passenger space than the Touareg. In fact, it has room for two more people than the Touareg does.

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After glancing through the list of features for both the 2018 Tiguan and 2017 Touareg, it's clear the Touareg base trim offers more high-tech elements. The Touareg also happens to be available in only three trim levels. The Tiguan, on the other hand, comes in eight different models, giving drivers a better variety of trim and feature options.

No matter which Volkswagen SUV you think is better suited for you, we invite you to schedule a test drive with our team at Douglas VW. We look forward to sharing our Tiguan and Touareg inventory with you and helping you find the model that is right for you.

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