If your commutes throughout the Irvine, Garden Grove, and San Juan Capistrano areas are in need of a compact SUV that’s fully capable of accommodating your driving needs, as well as the needs of everyone you’re bringing along with you, you’re going to want to check out the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan.
That’s where we come in. Our team here at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine has come up with the following VW Tiguan review. Go ahead and get a closer look at a few of its distinguishing highlights.
Whether you’re on your way to the big game with a bunch of your best buddies or a weekend excursion with the entire family, the 2019 VW Tiguan offers everyone onboard plenty of comfort. An example of this is the fact that it seats seven and supplies you and your occupants with a passenger volume of 123.9 cubic feet.
Up front, you and one of your passengers are given a volume of 52.5 cubic feet with which to move around. You’re also provided with 39.6 inches of headroom, 57 inches of shoulder room, and 40.2 inches of legroom. The folks in the back also have an abundance of space. The rear volume measures at 46.2 cubic feet, while the headroom back there is 39.1 inches, the shoulder room is 55.9 inches, and the legroom is 36.5 inches.
VW Tiguan Cargo Space, Payload Capacity, and Towing Strength
While the 2019 VW Tiguan offers considerable space to its passengers, as you’ve read above, it’s also equipped to carry some significant cargo, too. In this regard, you’ll find it roomy even when you leave the rear seats up; however, collapse them flat (thanks to its 40/20/40 split-folding second row) and your cargo capacity balloons to a full 73.5 cubic feet. That’s enough to transport pretty much anything you would need for a fun time: Camping gear, the kids’ soccer equipment, enough musical instruments for a gig, etc.
Clearly, the good news is that space won’t be an issue—but the great news is that weight won’t be an issue, either. Given the engine performance and torque of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, as well as its suspension strut-type front suspension and its multilink, coil-spring rear suspension, the VW Tiguan is equipped to carry up to 1,213 pounds of payload. Again, think of that camping gear and those soccer balls…
Furthermore, it gives you the oomph that you need to tow up to 1,500 pounds. So the question is: What can you tow with a 1,500-pound towing capacity? And the answer: A whole lot of fun. We’re talking about small utility trailers, pop-up tent trailers, lightweight aluminum boats, personal watercraft, and lots more.
VW Tiguan Entertainment & Technology
The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan comes outfitted with several technology and entertainment systems. Its 6.5-inch Composition Color touchscreen rests in the middle of the dashboard and gives you direct access to your assortment of media options. From the screen, you can access your favorite AM/FM radio stations, the portable media device connected through the USB port or auxiliary input, or even your Bluetooth®-paired smartphone with the option of hands-free calling and streaming audio entertainment through the vehicle’s sound system. Of course, if you want an even bigger screen, you could upgrade to its available 8” touchscreen navigation system, which makes seeing all of the maps and directions astoundingly easy.
The VW Tiguan also includes the Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect. This feature can actually integrate your paired smartphone into the touchscreen to offer you easy access without having to actually pull your phone out. This system lets you select media from your phone’s library and music apps, or you can simply select your phone contacts through the screen. Due to this integration, it can help keep you focused on the road while knowing everything on your phone is accessible through a simple touch of the screen.
Speaking of integrating your compatible smartphone, we’d like to introduce Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. State-of-the-art software like this makes interacting with your phone’s capabilities even easier, as each one is specifically tailored to the unique functionality, layout, and aesthetic of its respective brand.
Now that you know that you can access all this music—through your phone, through USB, through aux, and through AM/FM radio, among other options—let’s talk about what it’s actually going to sound like. Here’s the simple fact of the matter: With the available Fender® Premium Audio System, it’s going to sound darn good. But, with a 480-watt amp and nine strategically placed speakers, how couldn’t it?
Reach out to our team if you’d like to learn more about the VW Car-Net® Security & Service, with its lifesaving sunroof rain notifications, open vehicle notifications, etc.
2019 VW Tiguan: Spotlight on Convenience
Another aspect of the VW Tiguan that effectively sets it apart is its noteworthy convenience. For instance, this accommodating SUV keeps everyone inside the cabin charged and connected with such standard features as Bluetooth® technology for audio streaming and three 12V power outlets.
Another major addition to the convenience is that the 6.5-inch Composition Color touchscreen doubles as the Rear View Camera, which displays the point-of-view from your vehicle’s license plate to help you back in and out of tight spaces more confidently. This system also incorporates the Rear Traffic Alert, which uses sensors to detect when an object is approaching the vehicle’s rear path and will alert and provide slight brake pressure.
A few of the other conveniences you’ll find in the Volkswagen Tiguan interior are the standard heated side mirrors for optimum visibility, the available heated front seats, Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control, and remote start. The vehicle also includes the Premium Color Multifunction Display, which displays vehicle information like miles to empty, trip time, and even average speed during your journey.
Standard Safety & Available Driver-Assistance
This SUV comes equipped with some pretty impressive safety features. The vehicle includes several braking systems like Electronic Stability Control which helps the vehicle regain traction during wheel slip. The Engine Brake Assist can help by providing full stopping power during a situation of emergency braking.
Passengers inside the cabin are well-protected with the assortment of airbag systems. The first-row passengers get the front airbags, as well as the side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system. The vehicle includes a crash-optimized front end that will absorb the force generated during a collision impact. The Volkswagen Tiguan even includes the Intelligent Crash Response System, which activates upon a collision by turning on the interior and hazard lights, unlocking all the doors, and even cutting off the fuel flow to the engine to help keep drivers safe post-accident.
The safety features inside the 2019 VW Tiguan offer you loads of support. One way they do this is by providing you with increased awareness. The features that accomplish this are the available Blind Spot Monitor and the standard Rear-View Camera System. Other available safety features that are designed to enhance the drive include Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, and the Lane Keeping System.
Take the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan for a Spin Today
No matter which of its trim levels fits in best with your individual sensibilities, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is sure to satisfy. To experience these features and specs in person as well as to find out what else it has in store for your Irvine, Garden Grove, and San Juan Capistrano drives, contact Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine to schedule a test drive.
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