By on August 18, 2017

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited - Image: VolkswagenThe 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.2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited interior - Image: VolkswagenNow 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.

[Image: Volkswagen]

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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15 Comments on “2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited Priced From $22,895; Old New Tiguan Costs $3,350 Less than New New Tiguan...”


  • avatar
    Kyree S. Williams

    I mean, the previous Tiguan / current Tiguan Limited was never a bad vehicle; it was just overpriced for being as small as it was, and the gas mileage is nothing to write home about. I believe they’ve addressed that a little bit with a new 8-speed transaxle, also shared with the new Tiguan and the Atlas.

    The new Tiguan, like I said yesterday, didn’t exactly get any cheaper. But now you get more for your money. That we get the extended-wheelbase version makes it one of the most commodious vehicles in its class, so now it kind of serves as both Volkswagen’s compact and mid-sized crossover entry.

  • avatar
    AK

    Imagine…

    1- being interested enough in buying a Volkswagen Tiguan that you go to a dealership to look at them

    And

    2- getting there and finding out they have two different types of Volkswagen Tiguans to choose from

    Then picture talking to the guy in his Volkswagen monogrammed polo shirt about the various difference between the two different Volkswagen Tiguans.

    Yikes

  • avatar
    brettc

    This is still the PQ35 platform, same as the A5 Jetta and Golf. So it’s ancient, but I guess it still works to a point.

    I’m surprised they didn’t put an engine in that doesn’t require premium. Do any of the other lower priced CUVs have that requirement? Seems like they could have thrown the 1.4T or the 1.8T in there. I doubt it having the 1.8T would cannibalize sales of the new Tiguan/Allspace.

  • avatar
    30-mile fetch

    $2000K is too much for an AWD option on a vehicle this old. You’re then looking at a $27K ancient new vehicle with the same value problem it’s always had. But $23K for a basic FWD 2.0T? I’d take that over the insufferable wheezing $23K Toyota C-HR.

  • avatar
    stingray65

    Why didn’t they get this aggressive on Tiguan pricing years ago?

  • avatar
    tonycd

    Good Lord, it doesn’t even come with cruise? Not adaptive cruise. Just cruise?

  • avatar
    mchan1

    The Old Tiguan was really Overpriced for what it did NOT give you.
    You can use mid-grade gas instead of premium gas but the fuel economy wasn’t that good even with premium gas.
    It’s cramped for tall drivers =>6ft and really didn’t offer much compared to the Honda/Toyota/Nissan CUVs which offered more content at similar price points.

    The New Tiguan looks good, appears roomy but is Still Overpriced and fuel efficiency still Sux! Can the 3rd row seats be removed from the FWD models?
    Better to have that as an option as it takes up the rear cargo room. May as well buy the AWD model instead. No hybrid version is offered :( Then again, if it was, it would’ve cost a whole lot more.

    Better to consider the CUVs from Honda/Toyota/Nissan esp. the hybrid versions from the latter two.

  • avatar
    brn

    Discounting old inventory, how is that news? The only story here is that they’re using the term “limited” to refer to a stripped down version. Kinda backward.

  • avatar
    White Shadow

    How pissed are the 2016 Tiguan owners going to be when they realize how much less money the 2017 models are going for…..

  • avatar
    ijbrekke

    The MUCH bigger news here is that the 2018 Tiguan (along with the Atlas) will also receive the 6-year warranty. These are the only two confirmed 2018 models so far…is it possible that VW will move to the 6-year warranty for the entire lineup? I remain hopeful.

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