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VW Tweaks Tiguan For 2022 With New Looks, New Tech

Subtle styling tweaks mask a host of changes inside the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV as the current model enters its fifth year of production. The changes come as the Tiguan gains a new sibling in the smaller, but closely related, Volkswagen Taos.

The Tiguan — VW’s best-selling model in the U.S. — gains revised front- and rear-end styling, plus new wheel designs sized from 17 to 20 inches. New white and red hues are added to the Tiguan’s available color palette.

Bigger changes come inside. Though VW made no major changes to the SUV’s dash design, an 8-inch digital instrument cluster is now standard fare while a 10-inch version is included on higher-trim Tiguans. Most versions of the Tiguan also add more collision-avoidance tech, including the automaker’s newly-renamed IQ.Drive suite that includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and more. All Tiguans do come standard with automatic emergency braking, however.

Additionally, the Tiguan now comes with heated front seats. A heated steering wheel and cooled front seats are on the options list.

Not changed is what’s under the hood: a 184-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder, which sends power to the front or all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The 2022 Tiguan will be available in four trim levels and it heads to dealers by the end of 2021. VW hasn’t announced pricing, but it’s not likely to climb much from the roughly $26,300 the automaker asks for the current model. Find a Volkswagen Tiguan for sale

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Andrew Ganz
Andrew Ganz is an author specializing in helping in-market consumers get the most bang for their buck -- and the best car, while they're at it. When not virtually shopping for new and used cars, Andrew can probably be found under the hood of a vintage classic that's rapidly losing fluids.

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