2017 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Volkswagen Touareg

While Volkswagen's most popular vehicles are sedans and hatchbacks, car shoppers shouldn't count out the brand's range of crossover SUVs. Vehicles like the Tiguan and Touareg offer the same simple and refined style that the rest of the Volkswagen lineup is known for. Because of their similar names and body styles, we get a lot of questions and confusion surrounding the Tiguan and Touareg models. So, to clear the air we are providing a 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Volkswagen Touareg comparison so car shoppers can understand what each crossover has to offer.

First, let’s talk about the elephant in the room - the price. The starting MSRP on the 2017 Touareg is almost double that of its 2017 Tiguan counterpart. That is in part due to its size. It has more passenger room and cargo room than the 2017 Touareg. It also provides a long list of standard features and amenities that make it stand out as a luxury option in the VW lineup.

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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Volkswagen Touareg
$24,995 Starting MSRP $49,495
20/24 Fuel Economy 17/23
2.0-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 3.6-liter V6
56.1 cubic feet Cargo Space 64.0 cubic feet

2017 Tiguan and 2017 Touareg Standard Features

While the Tiguan's starting MSRP seems like a budget offering compared to the Touareg, car shoppers will still find many standard features and amenities they are looking for. The base S trim includes heated mirrors, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, heated front seats, 40/20/40-sliding and reclining rear seats, Bluetooth compatibility, HD Radio, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

The base Sport with Technology trim on the 2017 Touareg offers automatic and adaptive xenon headlights, LED running lights, automatic windshield wipers, a power liftgate, heated mirrors, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, keyless ignition and entry, adaptive cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, and a navigation system as standard.

If you are looking for an all-around great crossover for family driving that fits into a midsize budget, stick with the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan. However, if luxury is what you are after, you can find the amenities you want on the 2017 Touareg, but it will come with a much larger price tag.

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2017 VW Tiguan headlights
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