2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

Key Figures

  • Price range in Canada: $29,795 to $42,745
  • Price range in the United States: $25,245 to $39,690
  • One powertrain choice with an output of 184 horsepower
  • Combined fuel economy: 9.4 L/100 km to 9.9 L/100 km, 24 to 25 mpg

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact crossover that’s available in several trim levels, along with a five-passenger seating layout as standard and an option third-row seat for a capacity of up to seven occupants.

One powertrain choice is offered in the Tiguan, consisting of a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission, which develops 184 horsepower. A front-wheel drivetrain is standard and all-wheel drive is optional on all trim levels in the U.S. Meanwhile, in Canada, only the base trim can be equipped with FWD, while all others include AWD.

The Tiguan is available in Trendline, Comfortline, United Edition, Highline and Highline R-Line in Canada, while the U.S. market gets S, SE, SE R-Line Black, SEL and SEL Premium R-Line.

The 2021 model year brings very little changes, limited to paint colors and alloy wheels designs, along with the integration of VW’s latest-generation infotainment system called MIB3. In the United States, the SE trim receives more driver assistance features and adaptive cruise control, while the SEL Premium R-Line gets a standard power front passenger seat. A mid-cycle refresh has been announced for the 2022 model-year Tiguan.

Available appearance, comfort and convenience features include 17- to 20-inch alloy wheels, a power liftgate with hands-free operation, adaptive LED headlights, remote engine start, a power panoramic sunroof, a 12.3-inch digital driver instrument panel, dual-zone automatic climate control, V-Tex leatherette upholstery, wireless phone charging, a Fender premium audio system as well as an infotainment system with 6.5- or 8.0-inch touchscreens, SiriusXM with 360L compatibility, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration and a Wi-Fi hotspot (data package required)

In addition, the Tiguan is available with safety features such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning and lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking, automatic high beams and park distance sonar.


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2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Pricing In Canada

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionMSRPFreight & PDINet Price
Trendline FWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic$29,795$1,950$31,745
Trendline AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic$31,995$1,950$33,945
Comfortline AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic$35,145$1,950$37,095
United Edition AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic$37,145$1,950$39,095
Highline AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic$40,195$1,950$42,145
Highline R-Line AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic$41,995$1,950$43,945

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Pricing In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionMSRPDestination & HandlingNet Price
S FWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic$25,245$1,195$26,440
S 4MOTIONTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic$26,545$1,195$27,740
SE FWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic$27,395$1,195$28,590
SE 4MOTIONTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic$28,695$1,195$29,890
SE R-Line Black FWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic$30,595$1,195$31,790
SE R-Line Black 4MOTIONTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic$31,895$1,195$33,090
SEL FWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic$32,545$1,195$33,740
SEL 4MOTIONTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic$33,845$1,195$35,040
SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTIONTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic$39,095$1,195$40,290

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Powertrains In Canada

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionDisplacement, ccPower (hp @ rpm)Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)
Trendline FWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic1,984184 @ 4,360221 @ 1,600
Trendline AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic1,984184 @ 4,360221 @ 1,600
Comfortline AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic1,984184 @ 4,360221 @ 1,600
United Edition AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic1,984184 @ 4,360221 @ 1,600
Highline AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic1,984184 @ 4,360221 @ 1,600
Highline R-Line AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic1,984184 @ 4,360221 @ 1,600

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Powertrains In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionDisplacement, ccPower (hp @ rpm)Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)
S FWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic1,984184 @ 4,360221 @ 1,600
S 4MOTIONTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic1,984184 @ 4,360221 @ 1,600
SE FWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic1,984184 @ 4,360221 @ 1,600
SE 4MOTIONTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic1,984184 @ 4,360221 @ 1,600
SE R-Line Black FWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic1,984184 @ 4,360221 @ 1,600
SE R-Line Black 4MOTIONTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic1,984184 @ 4,360221 @ 1,600
SEL FWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic1,984184 @ 4,360221 @ 1,600
SEL 4MOTIONTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic1,984184 @ 4,360221 @ 1,600
SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTIONTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic1,984184 @ 4,360221 @ 1,600

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Fuel Economy In Canada

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionFuel TypeCity L/100 kmHighway L/100 kmCombined L/100 km
Trendline FWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automaticRegular10.48.19.4
Trendline AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automaticRegular118.69.9
Comfortline AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automaticRegular118.69.9
United Edition AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automaticRegular118.69.9
Highline AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automaticRegular118.69.9
Highline R-Line AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automaticRegular118.69.9

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Fuel In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionFuel TypeCity MPGHighway MPGCombined MPG
S FWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automaticRegular232925
S 4MOTIONTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automaticRegular212724
SE FWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automaticRegular232925
SE 4MOTIONTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automaticRegular212724
SE R-Line Black FWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automaticRegular232925
SE R-Line Black 4MOTIONTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automaticRegular212724
SEL FWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automaticRegular232925
SEL 4MOTIONTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automaticRegular212724
SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTIONTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automaticRegular212724

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Competition

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan competes with the following models in the compact crossover category:

Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Bronco Sport, Ford Escape, GMC Terrain, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Compass, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, Volkswagen ID.4.