The 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover SUV holds its own against competitors such as the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. It has athletic handling, many useful technology features, and a roomy cabin. Also, unlike most of its rivals, the Tiguan offers the option for a third row of seats. On top of this, the Tiguan is the best-selling Volkswagen model in the United States. Find out what we know so far about the release date, price, specs, and features of the new 2023 VW Tiguan.
For the release date, according to Volkswagen, the new 2023 VW Tiguan will be available at dealerships starting in late Summer 2022. Trims offered for the 2023 Tiguan include S, SE, SE R-Line Black, and SEL R-Line.
The VW Tiguan for the U.S. market is built at the Volkswagen plant in Puebla, Mexico.
The starting price of the 2023 VW Tiguan crossover SUV ranges from $26,590 MSRP for the 2.0T S trim up to $37,320 MSRP for the 2.0T SEL R-Line trim. Also, the 2023 Tiguan costs slightly more than the 2022 Tiguan, which has a starting price of $26,490 MSRP.
All 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan models come equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which generates 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. Power for the engine is channeled through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Also, the Tiguan can be equipped with either a front-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive system.
For efficiency, the Tiguan gets an estimated gas mileage of up to 23 city/30 highway mpg. Additionally, when properly equipped, the crossover SUV can tow up to 1,500 pounds.
The new 2023 VW Tiguan, which slots below the larger Altas in the Volkswagen lineup, can seat up to five passengers for the two-row configuration and seven passengers for the three-row layout. It has a total passenger volume of 120 cu-ft. Also, for storage space, the crossover SUV has a maximum cargo capacity of 73.4 cu-ft for the two-row model and 65.3 cu-ft for the three-row version.
The 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan is a carryover model with no major changes for the new model year. The only feature upgrade that the crossover SUV has is the addition of 19-inch black alloy wheels for the SE R-Line Black trim.
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The crossover SUV competitors of the Volkswagen Tiguan include the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Rogue, Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-50, Chevy Equinox, Subaru Forester, Kia Sportage, and Ford Escape.
Also, for warranty coverage, the 2023 Tiguan has a 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty and a 4-year/50,000-mile powertrain warranty. Additionally, it offers a free maintenance plan, with two years or 20,000 miles of coverage.
This article was updated on 9/20/2022 with the latest vehicle information.