The redesigned 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan will bring more changes than we saw on the outgoing model. According to the latest news, the forthcoming SUV will feature updated styling and a more comfortable cabin.
As you may know, this attractive and compact SUV is available with three rows of seats, providing enough headroom and legroom. Its also powered by a potent 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged powertrain that makes 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. However, most of its rivals offer at least two engine options, and that might become a real problem.
2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Redesign
The latest 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan will be updated outside and more attractive than before. From the information that we got, it will get an all-new front bumper, broader radiator grille, and LED lights on the front and rear. Thanks to that, the refreshed Tiguan will be arguably more refined than before.
On top of that, the manufacturer added alloy wheel designs, with sizes ranging from 17 to 20 inches in diameter. Behind, we expect the same blocky Tiguan lettering on the tailgate and the new exhaust outlets. The SE R-Line Black is the trim that will make this SUV more aggressive. This variant comes with black 19-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, and a headliner.
Inside, the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan offers a very modern and spacious cabin. With three seating rows, it can comfortably fit seven passengers. According to VW, cargo space can be increased from 12 to 65.3 cubic feet. If Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel drive is installed, you’ll get 37.6 and 73.4 cubic feet. Compared to rivals as the Honda CR-V or a Toyota RAV4, the Tiguan is roomier. It also has a noticeably more cargo area than the Mazda CX-5 (30.9 cubic feet) or Subaru Forester (30.1).
VW interiors are one of the best, thanks to their top-quality design and materials. In general, the highlights of the new Tiguan are definitively a new 8-inch or 10-inch digital gauge package. The manufacturer will also use the latest MIB3 infotainment system and a large infotainment touchscreen. The SEL R-Line is the most equipped trim, and it includes a 10-inch digital driver display, leather upholstery, heated/ventilated front seats, 360-degree camera system, Fender audio, road sign recognition, and much more.
2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Engine Specs
The new 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover continues with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged unit that makes 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. This engine is available with solo 8-speed automatic transmission. The fuel economy will be slightly better this year, and the 4Motion all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is still optional.
According to VW, there will be a few selectable driving models like the On-Road, Snow, Off-Road, and Custom Off-Road. Moreover, with the On-Road mode, you’ll also get four additional settings: Normal, Sport, Eco, and Custom. The maximum towing capacity of the Tiguan is 1,500 pounds.
When Can We Expect the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan?
The 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan release date will happen next year, likely in the fall. The upcoming SUV will introduce an updated styling, a new interior with standard digital gauges, and plenty of standard equipment. Reportedly, the Volkswagen Tiguan will start at $25,995 for a front-drive S model.
The range-topping SEL R-Line that includes all-wheel drive as standard costs $36,595. These prices put this SUV in the same financial bracket as the models such as the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4, and Hyundai Tucson. The Subaru Forester is in the same class, and it costs a few hundred less and has an all-wheel drive as standard.