2017 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Volkswagen Touraeg

Crossover SUVs become more and more popular as the years go by, proving that you don't need to skimp on space when shopping for an efficient and stylish vehicle. Most crossovers feature the perfect blend of power and utility, providing its drivers with mechanics that are reliable enough to travel and tow but advanced enough that they don't guzzle down fuel wherever they go. Finally, new crossovers on the market typically come with plenty of high-tech features like touchscreen displays, dual climate control, smartphone connectivity, and more.

If you are in the market for a new Volkswagen crossover, you may find yourself choosing between the Tiguan and the Touareg. While they may share the VW name, each of these vehicles bring something to the table that is unique to their model. Take a look at our chart below and see how they stack up against each other!

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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Volkswagen Touraeg
$24,995 Starting MSRP (USD) $49,495
20/24 MPG Fuel Economy (City/Highway) 17/23 MPG
2.0L TSI®, 16-valve, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with direct injection technology Engine 3.6L, 24-valve, DOHC, narrow-angle V6 engine with FSI® direct fuel injection
Available 4MOTION All-Wheel-Drive Standard

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When deciding between these two crossovers, the number one thing you need to consider is whether luxury or value means more to you. The 2017 VW Tiguan represents the brand's economical side, with a modest standard MSRP and a variety of fun standard features that are sure to please the whole family like heated front seats, a Rearview Camera System, and Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. It's standard 2.0L TSI engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode and allows the Tiguan to get 24 miles per gallon on the highway. A cargo capacity of 23.8 cubic feet behind the rear seats means there's plenty of storage for the trip ahead, and available extras like LED lighting, dual-zone climate control, and a Fender® Premium Audio System give you the ability to add a touch of sophistication.

On the other hand, the 2017 VW Touareg is all about bringing you the most luxury possible. High-class standard features like Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control, an RNS-850 navigation system with 8" color touchscreen, and keyless access with push-button start give you convenience you didn't think possible. Standard driver assistance technology like Park Distance Control and Lane Change Assistant help keep you safe while its standard 4MOTION® all-wheel-drive system gives you peace of mind no matter how slippery it is outside. Finally, a long wheelbase and length mean there is plenty of space for everyone to get comfortable.

Want to compare these two vehicles for yourself? Stop by Michael Volkswagen and take each one for a test drive today!

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Infotainment
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Side Profile
2017 Volkswagen Touraeg Navigation
2017 Volkswagen Touraeg LED Lighting

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