2017 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Volkswagen Touareg

At the moment, crossovers are the vehicle of choice for American drivers. It is hard not to fall in love with these vehicles, which offer an excellent amount of utility while remaining efficient and easy to handle. Due to their popularity, there are a lot—and we mean A LOT—of options available on the market, and they come in a variety of sizes. You are on the right track by choosing Volkswagen, but you have a couple of options to choose from (and a couple more very soon). We thought that we would give a comparison between the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg. We love both models equally, but we want to make sure that you drive away in the vehicle that works best for you.

One of the main differences between the two crossover models is their sizing. The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is classified as a compact crossover and provides a 23.8 / 56.1-cubic foot cargo space. The larger 2017 Volkswagen Touareg is a midsize crossover and offers a cargo space measuring 32.1 to 64 cubic feet. Both models can safely accommodate up to five passengers.

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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan VS 2017 Volkswagen Touareg
2.0L turbo 4-cylinder Engine 3.6L V6
20 mpg city, 24 mpg highway Fuel Economy 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway
2,200 pounds Max. Towing Capacity 7,716 pounds
23.8 / 56.1 cubic feet Max. Cargo Volume 32.1 / 64 cubic feet

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2017 Volkswagen Touareg Engine Power

Another significant difference between the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2017 Volkswagen Touareg is their engine power.

The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is outfitted with a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine, which is able to deliver:

  • 200 horsepower

  • 207 lb.-ft. of torque

  • 2,200-pound towing capacity

  • 20 mpg-city/24 mpg-highway fuel economy

  • 405.6-highway mile driving range (with 16.9-gallon fuel tank)

If you are looking for more power to do even more, the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg is equipped with a 3.6L V6 engine that delivers:

  • 280 horsepower

  • 266 lb.-ft. of torque (with premium fuel)

  • 7,716-pound towing capacity

  • 17 mpg-city/23 mpg-highway fuel economy

  • 607.2-highway mile driving range (with 26.4-gallon fuel tank)

Like we said, we love the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2017 Volkswagen Touareg equally, so we invite you to come shop with us here at Walker Volkswagen and test drive both models to decide which one is right for you.

Blue 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
Hands-free easy-open liftgate for 2017 Volkswagen Touareg
Silver 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan in town
Cargo area in 2017 Volkswagen Touareg with partially collapsed rear seats

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Barre, VT
2017 Volkswagen Touareg Barre, VT