2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited Priced From $22,895; Old New Tiguan Costs $3,350 Less Than New New Tiguan
The old new Volkswagen Tiguan will cost $3,350 less than the new new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan.
Known now as the Tiguan Limited, a basic 2017 model rides on 16-inch steel wheels with no cargo cover, front-wheel drive, and the premium-fuel-swilling 200-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder.
Priced from $22,895 including a $900 destination charge, the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited undercuts the second-generation Tiguan by $3,350 and the non-Limited 2017 Tiguan by $2,965.
2017 Tiguan Limiteds won’t have to look so positively basic. Seventeen-inch alloys are the only four members of the aptly named Wheel Package, a $495 selection.
Another $1,295 option group, the Premium Package, includes a 6.3-inch screen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or MirrorLink; a leather-wrapped wheel, proximity access and pushbutton start, roof rails, cargo cover, and cruise control.
At this point, the 2017 Tiguan Limited is still just a $24,685 vehicle, $1,175 less than the (unlimited?) 2017 Tiguan S. 4Motion all-wheel drive remains a $1,975 option.
Now priced to better compete with subcompact utility vehicles — the 2017 Tiguan Limited is 10 inches shorter than the 2018 Tiguan, bumper to bumper — the smallest Volkswagen utility vehicle is still more costly than a basic 2018 Subaru Crosstrek (which comes standard with all-wheel drive but not the Tiguan’s standard automatic transmission). The Honda HR-V CVT AWD starts at $22,610. A basic front-wheel-drive Mazda CX-3 costs $20,900. With all-wheel drive and an automatic transmission, the Jeep Renegade costs $23,915, though Jeep’s website currently advertises a $2,392 discount.
The Tiguan’s 2.0T remains an appealing factor, however, given the slow progress made by vehicles such as the HR-V and Toyota C-HR.
But is the 2.0T and the price cut enough to intrigue buyers in America’s vibrant crossover sector? This is essentially the same vehicle that was unveiled in Frankfurt in 2007.
Timothy Cain is a contributing analyst at The Truth About Cars and Autofocus.ca and the founder and former editor of GoodCarBadCar.net. Follow on Twitter @timcaincars.
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How pissed are the 2016 Tiguan owners going to be when they realize how much less money the 2017 models are going for.....
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