Overview & Reviews
The sporty new R-Line debuts as the top-of-the-line trim level for the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan. VW has also adjusted standard equipment and introduced its new Car-Net telematics service.
- Refined ride and handling
- Premium interior
- Punchy turbocharged performance.
- Limited cargo space.
- Pricey compared with the competition
- So-so fuel economy
User Reviews:Showing 1 through 10 of 10.00
New to VW - pleasantly surprised - 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
By scope2 - June 28 - 8:54 am
Our family of 3 needed to get out of our Saab for mileage and reliability reasons, so we leased a Tiguan as VW has some really good lease deals and I wasn't ready to be married to a VW. We've been pleasantly surprised at how much we really like the car, even though it barely meets what we said we wanted - a SUV that gets at least 20 mpg in the city. It has much smaller cargo capacity than the others we looked at, but feels much larger in the rest of the car, especially in the back seat when extra cargo room isn't needed (most of the time) and the seats can go all the way back. Its got a nice, compliant ride and feels nimble. Has a much more premium feel than anything else in its range.
Nice except for annoying engine vibration - 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
By albedo - May 30 - 12:39 am
I've had my Tiguan for just over a year. It's a nice car in many respects, and is more stylish and peppy than its competitors. The main problem is that, at certain speeds, the engine vibrates and causes an irritating, moaning noise. VW told me there is no solution because they program the automatic transmission to run at low RPMs as a way to improve fuel mileage. It's annoying enough that I really don't enjoy driving the car and will probably trade it in for something else.
Sporty high-end feel - 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
By martygardner - March 12 - 7:17 pm
I've had the Tiguan for about two months now and am happy with the purchase. Coming from a Camry, the taller height and tighter feel are welcomed. The build quality and cabin design are excellent, and the pickup is great, especially in Sport shift mode. I do find that the tighter feel can create a bumpy ride on rough roads. I don't have enough experience with other sporty cars to know if this is just what you get, or if it's unique to the VW. It's not enough to outweigh the pluses, but I notice it.
Three items that are not state-of the art - 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
By vwaudi - December 19 - 5:57 pm
The VW Tiguan drives and handles very well. The whole family loves it. I would surely buy it again.
Didn't last long before trouble prevailed! - 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
By ogopogo - January 9 - 3:12 am
Bought 2014 Tiguan in May. Have driven 9700 km in 3 mos., mostly hwy driving. Previous 3 yrs drove a JEEP Grand Cherokee Overlander. Disliked it lagged when speeding up to pass a car. My 2004 Toyota 4-Runner had awesome pickup! Tiguan's has good pickup. I drive 13 hrs, & found I couldn't stretch my legs, so my left knee would stiffen & bother me. Putting my seat back, made me too far away. I'm 5'3". Vehicle went in for oil change Aug 6. It drove perfectly prior; after it shakes like I'm driving in an earthquake at 80 km/hr and gets worse by 100 km/hr (60mi/hr). It feels dangerous to drive now. Taking it back in Monday morning to rectify whatever is the problem.
Irritating Vibration - 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
By albedo - September 14 - 4:06 pm
Prospective Tiguan buyers should use caution. It's sexy and fun to drive in many respects, but the transmission software is horrid and causes the engine to lug and emit an irritating, low frequency vibration noise. It's benign enough during the test drive, but 6 months later and I was pulling my hair out. VW refuses to admit it's a problem. Why? VW has been losing the fuel mileage battle and the best they can offer is to program the transmission to run at the lowest possible RPMs. My car is a 2013, but the same issues continue in later models. Customer feedback to VW has been largely ignored. They seem to be more interested in attracting new buyers than making existing customers happy.
Feels very premium and is fun to drive - 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
By lgt5 - March 4 - 2:47 pm
I bought a 2014 Tiguan SEL 4motion and it is the best car I have owned to date. I have owned other crossovers such as the Nissan Rogue and the Mazda CX-5 and they cannot compare to my Tiguan. The Tiguan's engine is really quiet and smooth and works really well with the transmission. I leave the car in sport mode most of the time and acceleration is quick. The new upgraded Fender stereo is amazing. One of my biggest issues with my Mazda CX-5 that I traded in for this car was the terrible stereo. This stereo is truly a premium stereo with perfect surround sound. The inside of the car has a very premium feel, the seats are very comfortable with excellent lumbar support.
Happy New Owner - 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
By german_car_guy - October 29 - 6:13 am
I bought my 2014 Tiguan SE only about 10 days ago but first impressions overall are favorable. The car feels much bigger on the inside while driving it than it does from the outside. It is quiet, smooth, has plenty of power, and handles well.
Expensive but worth it - 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
By emotionalrat15 - February 27 - 9:35 am
Bought our 2014 Tiguan R-Line and love it! The rear cargo room is a bit small and I was super nervous about rear leg room if the trunk was that small but it was more roomy than a 2014 Escape! I was amazed! Leather seats are comfy and the memory seats are great too! Off the line, there is about a full second of turbo lag but after that, it's gone. Engine sounds throaty and has a great exhaust note. We got 19mpg on mainly hwy driving which was disappointing but it's -10 where I live and I do accelerate hard on occasion, it also doesnt help that its not broken in! Paying 40 grand is a lot especially when it doesnt have a backup camera or sat/nav(extra options) but still a fantastic CUV
Very nice but too small - 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
By frenchguy007 - May 20 - 8:24 am
Great SUV but the cargo space is quite lacking compared to the competition (50% less space!). The wheelbase also makes for a choppy ride on rougher roads. Wish that VW would make the Tiguan longer so that it would give a more comfortable ride (both in interior space and road manners).