2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2017 Volkswagen Touareg

2018-Tiguan

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan


Horsepower: 184 hp
Torque: 221 lb-ft
MPG: 27 highway, 22 city
Passengers: 5 or 7
Max cargo space: 56.1 cubic feet

2017 Volkswagen Touareg


Horsepower: 280 hp
Torque: 265 lb-ft
MPG: 23 highway, 17 city
Passengers: 6 or 7
Max cargo space: 64.0 cubic feet

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2017 Volkswagen Touareg are both sophisticated and capable SUVs with a variety of advanced tech and style amenities. They fit into different portions of the crossover SUV segment, though, which means they’re tailored to different needs. Before you choose your next VW SUV in the Chicagoland area, check out this comparison Jennings VW in Glenview, IL.

Performance Capabilities

Both of these SUVs are offered with the refined handling of standard 4MOTION® all-wheel drive. Under the hood, though, there are some differences:

  • VW Tiguan – Under the hood of the 2018 Tiguan is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that makes 184 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. EPA estimates are strong, coming in at 27 mpg highway and 22 mpg city.
  • VW Touareg – The standard engine in the new Touareg is a 3.6L V6 that produces 280 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The EPA estimates that it gets 23 mpg highway and 17 mpg city.

Passenger and Cargo Space

The Volkswagen Tiguan and Volkswagen Touareg both cater to families and groups of different sizes, so you can easily transport your whole crew in either vehicle:

  • VW Tiguan – The Tiguan comes with seating for five to seven passengers across two or three rows, depending upon the configuration you choose. There’s plenty of cargo space with the base trim providing max cargo space of 56.1 cubic feet.
  • VW Touareg – The Touareg, on the other hand, is better suited for smaller crews. It can comfortably seat up to five adults and has plenty of room for storage, including a max cargo volume of 64.0 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded.

Find Out Which VW SUV is Right for You

There’s a lot to consider when looking for your next Volkswagen SUV near Chicago, and the staff at Jennings Volkswagen is here to help. We think that both of these vehicles are excellent options, and you can run through the benefits of each of these models by taking a test drive at 201 Waukegan Road in Glenview, IL, just a short drive from Evanston. Got questions? Feel free to get in touch.