A Comparison of the 2016 VW Tiguan and 2016 VW Touareg

August 25th, 2015 by

Volkswagen Touareg vs Tiguan
Volkswagen’s two SUVs seem pretty similar on the outside, but in actuality the two are incredibly different vehicles. This is actually a good thing because both the Volkswagen Tiguan and Volkswagen Touareg and able to fill a niche for different drivers. Depending on your wants, needs, and lifestyle, it is likely one of these SUVs will be a good fit for you. In order to help you see exactly how these vehicles are different we will do a comparison of the Volkswagen Touareg vs Tiguan. In the chart below, we will compare the specifications of the 2016 model and lowest trim level of each SUV.

Standard Specifications
2016 Volkswagen Touareg Sport
2016 Volkswagne Tiguan S
Engine 3.6-liter V6 FSI engine 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder TSI engine
Horsepower 280 hp 200 hp
Torque 265 lb.-ft. 207 lb.-ft.
Transmission Options 8-speed automatic with 4Motion 6-speed automatic with Tiptronic or 4Motion 6-speed automatic with Tiptronic
Towing Capacity 7,716 lbs. 2,200 lbs.
Fuel Economy (mpg) 17 city / 23 highway 21 city / 26 highway
Passenger Space 104 cu. ft. 95 cu. ft.
Cargo Space 32.1 cu. ft. 23.8 cu. ft.
Wheels18-inch Arica alloy wheels 16-inch Portland alloy wheels
Lighting Bi-Xenon automatic headlights with Adaptive Front lighting System, front fog ligths with cornering lamps, LED daytime running lights Automatic headlights, Daytime running lights
Seating Material V-Tex leatherette V-Tex leatherette
Features leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, multifunctional steering wheel, heated front seats, and more leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, multifunctional steering wheel, heated front seats, and more
Technology Bluetooth connectivity, Sirius XM Satellite Radio limited subscription, RCD 550 infotainment system with 6.5 inch touchscreen, 8-speaker sound system, Media Device Interface, Climatronic dual-zone climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated exterior side mirrors, remote power rear liftgate with power latching, rain sensing windshield wipers, automatic post collision braking system, and more Rearview camera, composition color 5-inch touchscreen with MIB II infotainment system, 8-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, Climatic manual a/c, auto-dimming interior rearview mirror, heated exterior side mirrors, keyless access with push-button start, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and more

As you can see, both the new VW Tiguan and new VW Touareg are incredibly capable vehicles with a lot to offer. The Touareg is more powerful and more luxurious while the Tiguan is more efficient and more economical. As the trim levels for each SUV get higher, the more features and better technology each vehicle will be equipped with. The other difference between the Tiguan and Touareg is in the starting price. Both the 2016 Tiguan and Touareg are more affordable than previous models, where the Touareg starts in the low end of the $40,000 range and the Tiguan starts in the low end of the $20,000 range. If you would like to see for yourself how these vehicles really compare, stop into Jennings Volkswagen and test drive the Tiguan and the Touareg.