The 2022 model year has brought a lot of interesting novelties. We saw a new styling, while the interior was updated as well. Add to this more standard features and it becomes obvious that there are no bigger changes to come for the 2023 VW Tiguan. After the recent mid-cycle update, the 2023 VW Tiguan is about to be a typical carryover model. The best we could see are minor updates, such as new color options and a few more additions to the list of standard equipment.
Other than that, things will remain pretty much the same. We count on a familiar design, which has a lot of good things to offer. The Tiguan offers pretty impressive interior quality, as well as a pretty spacious cabin. Moreover, it is one of the rare compact crossovers with the optional third row. The handling is good, though the car would definitely use more power. Also, the fuel economy isn’t spectacular.
2023 VW Tiguan Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2023 VW Tiguan is expected to be a typical carryover model. Simply, the recent mid-cycle refresh has brought so many interesting updates, starting from a much more attractive styling. The next year’s model will continue with the same changes, which are particularly visible at the front. There, you can find a new pair of headlights, which take a lot of inspiration from the latest Golf Mk8. Furthermore, the grille is also new, while several areas on the rear end have also been revised.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect hasn’t changed much since the launch of the generation but that’s not an issue at all, considering that this SUV offers a pretty good ride quality, which balances between comfort and athletic handling pretty well. Also, the steering is pretty well balanced, which makes the SUV pretty easy to drive.
On the inside, the 2023 VW Tiguan will also continue in the same way and that’s a good thing. Simply, this is probably the strongest point of this crossover. First of all, the interior quality is great. The dashboard may not look particularly attractive, but things like materials and build quality are impressive. Also, there is a generous list of tech features, which makes everything look even better.
Besides impressive build quality, the Tiguan offers plenty of space and a high level of practicality. The first and the second row are very generous with space, while there is also an optional third row, which is a rarity in this class of vehicles. It’s not particularly spacious but it definitely adds an extra dose of flexibility.
When it comes to cargo space, the two-row model offers around 37.6 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 73.4 cubic feet in total. The three-row model is slightly less generous and offers around 12 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 33 cubic feet behind the second, and a total of 65.3 cubic feet behind the first.
Additions to the list of standard equipment are always possible but we are pretty sure that most of the things are about to remain the same as in the current model. So, all models should come standard with goodies like push-button start, keyless entry, a 6.5-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Mirror Link, Apple CarPlay, two USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and an 8-inch digital cluster.
Among upgrades, we expect to see things like an 8-inch touch screen, a 10.25-inch digital cockpit, a nine-speaker Fender audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, navigation, two more USB ports, and wireless device charging, as well as remote start, a panoramic sunroof, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
2023 VW Tiguan Engine
While the interior is one of Tiguan’s strongest points, the powertrain is completely the opposite. The 2023 VW Tiguan will continue with the same 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough for no more than decent driving dynamics. Rivals like Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5 offer notably better performance. The engine comes in pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which does a pretty fine job.
Another weak point is fuel economy. With this SUV, you may count on no more than 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. For comparison, the similarly-powered Honda CR-V returns around 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
2023 VW Tiguan Release Date and Price
We believe that the 2023 VW Tiguan will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2022. The starting price should go around 27.000 dollars.