Since it debuted in 2007, Volkswagen’s Tiguan SUV has gradually become a mainstay in the compact SUV category – even if these days the model has grown to the point where it would surely fail to pass a weigh-in for eligibility in that segment, if there were such a thing. Its big growth spurt of course came with the overhaul of the model for North America for 2018. And lo and behold, the model was Volkswagen Canada’s top sell that year.
For 2019 the changes are few and not particularly noteworthy for this now-thoroughly American Tiguan.
Classic and functional
In a nutshell, the Tiguan is one of those vehicles that deftly wed comfort and functionality. And while in those respects it does marvellously well, it’s clear that the focus on creating a version friendly to U.S. consumers and their preferences means that quite a lot of oomph has been lost in the translation.
As mentioned, the 2019 Tiguan is little changed from 2018. Most of what’s new is in the options and the trim levels.