2021 to 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Comparison

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Compact SUV

2022 VW Tiguan vs. 2021 VW Tiguan

The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan has undergone a considerable refresh for the new model year. Compared to the 2021 version of the versatile SUV, the new model has both a new exterior and interior design to further modernize it. A handful of interior features have also been made standard across the entire range of 2022 Tiguan models that were previously optional in the 2021 model year. For fans of previous models of the SUV, the powertrain remains the same for consistent and reliable performance all year long.


Carrying over the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine from the 2021 model year of the Tiguan, the 2022 iteration of the SUV maintains its 184 horsepower for performance that drivers can rely on. Handled diligently by the automatic transmission, the SUV delivers its power in a seamless way to create a smooth ride every time. FWD continues to be the standard drivetrain equipped onto the 2022 VW Tiguan, with Volkswagen’s excellent 4Motion® AWD mode available as an option. Regardless of which is equipped, the Tiguan handles nimbly and caters to the needs of the Colorado consumer. An EPA-estimated 30 MPG highway fuel economy is an improvement over last year’s model as well, with the 2021 version of the SUV having 29 MPG fuel economy estimates.

Exterior & Interior Features

Completely redesigned for the new model year, the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan has an exterior that showcases a new grille design, bumpers, and LED headlights. These collectively give the SUV a more modernized appearance as it cruises across the city. Even the wheels have been given new designs to choose from so that customers can fully distinguish their new 2022 Tiguan from previous model years. As for the interior of the 2022 Tiguan, the steering wheel has also been redesigned and given touch-sensitive controls for a better user experience. For improved comfort options, every 2022 Tiguan also now comes with heated functionality in the front seating for a pleasant addition for Colorado passengers. Trims above the base level also get access to a new climate control panel that features touch-sensitive controls like the steering wheel. Features including an integrated Wi-Fi® hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are all carried over from the 2021 model year for diverse convenience and media options.

Safety Features

The 2021 model year of the Volkswagen Tiguan brought several additions to the safety and driver-assistance technology package of the SUV. Present in the 2022 version as well, the Tiguan remains a reliable option in the SUV market for safety-minded consumers. Standard Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking provide protection for drivers as the SUV monitors the road ahead of the vehicle. Available options including Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist find their way back into the 2022 Tiguan as well.

Purchase or Lease the 2022 VW Tiguan at Emich Volkswagen

Colorado individuals trust Emich VW for their new Volkswagen purchases because we take all of the hassles out of vehicle shopping. When you visit our Denver dealership, our friendly and knowledgeable sales associates will greet you with the courtesy and respect that you deserve. If you are interested in making the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan your own, we would love to help make that dream a reality!

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