2023 Volkswagen Tiguan: Everything We Know So Far


According to many reports, the forthcoming 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan will be refreshed for the next year. Unlike the previous generation, the new variant will introduce more sharper styling, restyled front bumper, and more comfort inside. On top of that, the Tiguan continues with a decent array of driver assistance features and safety technology available. It remains one of the few in its class that’s available with a third-row seat.

Under the hood, this compact SUV is powered by a There are no changes under the Tiguan’s hood for 2022. This VW compact crossover continues to be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, producing 184 horsepower and 221 lb.-ft of torque. The sole transmission is an 8-speed automatic.

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Facelift

Many improvements are visible on the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan. First of all, the manufacturer added an all-new front bumper, broader radiator grille, and LED lights front and rear. Thanks to that, the Tiguan definitively looks fresher and arguably more refined than before.

On top of that, we also noticed a new alloy wheel designs, with sizes ranging from 17 to 20 inches in diameter. The SE R-Line Black model is the most popular variant that comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, roof rails and a headliner all in black.

Interior Upgrades

The interior of the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan is among our favorites. For 2023, the manufacturer makes it more modern thanks to top-quality design and first-rate materials. Highlights of the upcoming Tiguan interior is the new 8-inch or 10-inch digital gauge package, the latest MIB3 infotainment system, large infotainment touchscreen, and ambient interior lighting.

With three seating rows, the Tiguan offers cargo space of 65.3 cubic feet. However, if you go for 4Motion all-wheel drive model, those numbers become 37.6 and 73.4 cubic feet. That means this SUV can match the Honda CR-V or a Toyota RAV4 models. However, compared with the Mazda CX-5 (30.9 cubic feet) or Subaru Forester (30.1), the Tiguan offers a noticeably larger cargo area.

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan interior

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Powertrain Specs

There are no changes under the hood for the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan. The new VW compact crossover continues to use a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 184 horsepower and 221 lb.-ft of torque. As before, the manufacturer hooked the engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission. According to VW, fuel economy has improved slightly this year.

The 4Motion all-wheel-drive (AWD) system comes optional, and there are a few selectable driving modes like On-Road, Snow, Off-Road, and Custom Off-Road. The maximum towing capacity of this SUV is 1,500 pounds.

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan rear

When Can We Expect the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan?

The fresh new 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan will arrive next year, featuring many improvements. The base model Tiguan S, with front-wheel drive, starts at $25,995, while all-wheel drive is an extra $1,500. At the top is the SEL R-Line that is $36,595.

Compared to other models in the same class, the Tiguan is in the same financial bracket as the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4, and Hyundai Tucson. In addition, the Subaru Forester is the closest rival that costs a few hundred less and has all-wheel drive as standard.

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