As a counterpoint, buy the year newer next gen 2018 Tiguan instead. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Aug. 21, 2017 2017 VW Tiguan While the hot looking and best in the compact CUV segment Ride and Handling all-new 2018 Tiguan is my choice going forward, VW will continue to offer the outgoing 2017 Tiguan model in one low cost trim with an MSRP of just $22,860 incl. the $865 D&H charge. It arrive with standard 16-inch steel wheels, halogen headlights, cloth seating surfaces and door inserts, The infotainment includes Bluetooth and a rearview camera. 4Motion AWD can be added for $1,975, and a 17” alloy wheel package can be added for $495. The Premium Package ($1,295) adds VW’s Composition Media infotainment system, which includes a 6.3-inch screen and USB and VW Car-Net App-Connect technologies for compatible devices, supporting integration with three available connected car systems: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. The Composition Media system also includes HD radio, one SD card slot, the ability to sync two phones simultaneously, and a three-month trial to Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Other features in the Premium Package include cruise control, leather multifunction steering wheel, KESSY keyless access with push-button start, cargo cover, and roof rails. 2017 VW Tiguan Limited Exterior The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited is 174.3 inches nose-to-tail, 71.2 inches wide and 66.3 inches tall, its wheelbase and cargo volume fall short of the current all-new Tiguan by 10.6” and 58 percent respectively. It’s real claim to fame however is it is smaller for tighter parking conditions one might find in an inner-city environment. The squared-off wheel arches feature plastic surrounds to help protect the paintwork, while the short overhang at the front allows a 28-degree approach angle. 2017 VW Tiguan Limited Interior The 2017 Tiguan Limited features room for five, easy step-in wide-opening doors, with plenty of leg and headroom. The 40/20/40 split rear seat with wide center section can accommodate longer items, while still providing seating for two on either side. The 17 Tiguan provides 23.8 and 56.1 cu. ft. of cargo volume with the rear seats up or down respectively. The rear seats can also slide forward six inches to help increase luggage space in the back, and for a little extra comfort on road trips, each of the rear seatbacks can be tilted back. The interior features soft-touch plastics with cloth seating surfaces in Charcoal Black. MIB II Infotainment features a 5-inch touchscreen display. The infotainment system also offers SD card and USB (one port) multimedia interfaces, as well as a rearview camera and standard Bluetooth technology for compatible devices. Models equipped with the Premium Package add a Composition Media unit with a 6.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display. It features one USB port, SiriusXM Satellite Radio for a three-month trial period, HD Radio, and support for lossless audio file format (Free Lossless Audio Codec FLAC). Composition Media units also have the ability to send and receive SMS text messages with Bluetooth with compatible phones and pair two phones simultaneously. VW Car-Net App-Connect smartphone integration for compatible devices is available on Tiguan Limited models equipped with the Premium Package. App-Connect offers users the ability to run select smartphone apps directly on the vehicle’s display through Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. 2017 VW Tiguan Limited Drivetrain The 2017 Tiguan Limited is fitted with the direct injected and turbocharged 200 hp and 207 lb.-ft. of torque 2.0L TSI I4 mated to a 6-speed AT providing owners a non-competitive 20/24 mpg city/highway. This vs. the 184 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque 2.0L TSI I4 mated to an 8-speed AT offerings owners a 22/27 mpg city/hwy rating of the all-new 2018 Tiguan. VWs 4Motion AWD system delivers power to all four wheels without any buttons to press or levers to pull. The center differential can continuously vary the drive force between the front and rear axles, depending on the traction available. 2017 VW Tiguan Limited Chassis A one-piece aluminum subframe with struts up front and four-link system out back is the base of the previous gen Tiguan. At highway speeds, the Electro-mechanical power steering becomes firm and direct, while at parking speeds, assistance is increased. Between curbs, the Tiguan has a turning radius of 39 feet. To bring her to a stop, large 12.3-inch vented/11.3-inch solid discs are standard front and rear respectively. The system features a brake disc drying feature to help remove water from the rotors to optimize wet-weather braking, as well as Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD), and Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA). All Tiguan models also feature an electronic parking brake. 2017 VW Tiguan Limited Safety The Tiguan Limited includes front, side and side curtain airbags plus Electronic Stability Control (ESC). All Tiguan Limited models feature the advanced Volkswagen Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) that automatically shuts off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors, and even switches on the hazard warning lights if the airbags deploy. 2018 VW Tiguan All in, the price is right but damn, the 2018 Tiguan is just a better CUV in every respect. The $26,245 S Trim (incl. $900 D&H) would be in my drive instead of the previous gen 2017 Tiguan Limited. Especially in the very colorful Habanero Orange.