The Volkswagen Tiguan has been available on the mainstream auto market in the United States since the 2009 model year, which means it has been more than 12 years since this mid-size SUV was first released in the U.S. For the 2022 model year, the Tiguan underwent a styling refresh that gave it a much-needed, modernizing update. 

If you’re in the market for an athletic mid-size SUV, the 2022 Tiguan might be the right choice for you. Keep reading to learn more about how the 2022 Tiguan performs on the road, discover more about its styling and some of its best amenities and tech features, and learn more about the pricing models for all trim levels of this sporty mid-size SUV for the 2022 model year. 

Sporty Drive Performance 

The drive performance of the 2022 VW Tiguan is ultra-sporty, which makes this mid-size SUV one of the most fun-to-drive vehicles within its segment. 

All of these models come equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-L four-cylinder engine that generates 184 horsepower and 221 lb.-ft. of torque and pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission that provides a smooth ride on the road. 

While all Tiguan models come standard with front-wheel drive, VW’s advanced all-wheel-drive system is also available for this mid-size SUV for the 2022 model year. 

The new Tiguan offers sporty handling and responsive steering and braking systems that give it a more athletic feel on the road and make this mid-size SUV more enjoyable for both drivers and passengers. 

Updated Exterior 

For the 2022 model year, the VW Tiguan received an exterior styling update. This update added a variety of new features and revisions to the exterior of this mid-size SUV. 

Some new exterior features for the 2022 Tiguan include new LED headlights and new wheel designs. The Tiguan also comes with a revised grille and updated front and rear bumpers for the 2022 model year.

Functional Interior 

The interior of the VW Tiguan is practical and functional with a sleek and refined appearance. This cabin has an upscale look and feel and is designed with upscale materials—cloth upholstery is standard for this mid-size SUV but faux-leather upholstery is an available option.

Tiguan interior

Tiguan interior

Notable interior amenities that are standard or available for the 2022 Tiguan include a steering wheel with touch-sensitive controls, heated seats, a touch-sensitive climate control panel, a panoramic sunroof, and much more. 

High-Tech Features 

Infotainment tech in the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is impressive. Every Tiguan comes with a built-in sleek glass display with touch-sensitive controls that contributes to this mid-size SUV’s refined interior appearance. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and a WiFi hotspot also come standard for the 2022 Tiguan. 

All of the new Tiguan models also feature a digital gauge display that is reconfigurable and measures either 8.0 inches or 10.3 inches depending on the trim. Upper trim levels of this mid-size SUV are available with an upgraded nine-speaker Fender audio system for the 2022 model year. 

As for safety and driver-assistance tech, the 2022 VW Tiguan features plenty of impressive standard and available features. This sporty mid-size SUV comes standard with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and forward-collision warning. Lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist is another available advanced safety feature for the new Tiguan. 

Plus, the latest Tiguan is available with adaptive cruise control that features a semi-autonomous driving mode—which allows the Tiguan to handle its own steering, acceleration, and braking, even at high speeds up to 130 MPH. However, it is worth noting that drivers do need to keep their hands on the wheel at all times in order for the Tiguan’s semi-autonomous driving mode to function. 

Affordability 

The 2022 VW Tiguan is available in four different trim levels—the base S trim, the mid-tier SE and SE R-Line Black trim, and the top-tier SEL R-Line trim—all of which are available at different starting prices.

The starting price for the Tiguan base S model is $27,190. The mid-tier SE and SE R-Line Black trims are available at respective starting prices of $30,690 and $33,490 respectively. The top-tier SEL R-Line trim for the 2022 Tiguan has a starting price of $37,790. All of these starting prices include destination charges.