Volkswagen Tiguan 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Volkswagen Tiguan 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Tiguan zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Tiguan 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


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The cold air part is also important in making more power. Cold air is denser and contains more oxygen molecules than warm air does. So if you can get cooler air into your Volkswagen Tiguan engine, your car will be able to mix more fuel with that air, making more power. Combine that with the more air through the larger and less restrictive filter and intake tube and you can see up to a 15-20 horsepower increase. K&N has even reported an estimated increase of 56.96 horsepower out of the 57-2571 intake for 2007-2009 Shelby GT500!


2021 Volkswagen Tiguan 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
2.0T S 4dr Front-wheel Drive
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3735 Weight, 23 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 0
2.0T S 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3825 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 0
2.0T SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3735 Weight, 23 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 0
2.0T SE 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3825 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 0
2.0T SE R-Line Black 4dr Front-wheel Drive
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3735 Weight, 23 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 0
2.0T SE R-Line Black 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3825 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 0
2.0T SEL 4dr Front-wheel Drive
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3735 Weight, 23 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 0
2.0T SEL 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3825 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 0
2.0T SEL Premium R-Line 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3825 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 0

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
2.0T S 4dr Front-wheel Drive
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3757 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 0
2.0T S 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3847 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 0
2.0T SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3757 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 0
2.0T SE 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3847 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 0
2.0T SE R-Line Black 4dr Front-wheel Drive
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3757 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 0
2.0T SE R-Line Black 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3847 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 0
2.0T SEL 4dr Front-wheel Drive
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3757 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 0
2.0T SEL 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3847 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 0
2.0T SEL Premium R-Line 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3847 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 0

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
2.0T SEL R-Line 4dr Front-wheel Drive
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3777 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.6 sec, 16.5 @ 0
2.0T SEL R-Line 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3858 Weight, 21 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.6 sec, 16.5 @ 0
2.0T SEL R-Line Black 4dr Front-wheel Drive
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3777 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.6 sec, 16.5 @ 0
2.0T SEL R-Line Black 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3858 Weight, 21 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.6 sec, 16.5 @ 0
2.0T SEL Premium R-Line 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3858 Weight, 21 City / 29 Hwy mpg
8.6 sec, 16.5 @ 0
2.0T S 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3858 Weight, 21 City / 29 Hwy mpg
9.1 sec, 16.9 @ 83
2.0T SE 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3858 Weight, 21 City / 29 Hwy mpg
9.1 sec, 16.9 @ 83
2.0T SEL 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3858 Weight, 21 City / 29 Hwy mpg
9.1 sec, 16.9 @ 83
2.0T SEL Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3858 Weight, 21 City / 29 Hwy mpg
9.1 sec, 16.9 @ 83
2.0T S 4dr Front-wheel Drive
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3777 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
9.4 sec, 17.2 @ 81
2.0T SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3777 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
9.4 sec, 17.2 @ 81
2.0T SEL 4dr Front-wheel Drive
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3777 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
9.4 sec, 17.2 @ 81

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 9.7 sec
Zero to 100 mph 29.3 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 10.4 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 5.4 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 7.1 sec
Standing ¼-mile 17.3 sec @ 81 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 180 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.85 g
Source: С&D

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
2.0T S 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3858 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
9.1 sec, 16.9 @ 83
2.0T SE 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3858 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
9.1 sec, 16.9 @ 83
2.0T SEL 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3858 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
9.1 sec, 16.9 @ 83
2.0T SEL Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3858 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
9.1 sec, 16.9 @ 83
2.0T S 4dr Front-wheel Drive
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3777 Weight, 22 City / 27 Hwy mpg
9.4 sec, 17.2 @ 81
2.0T SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3777 Weight, 22 City / 27 Hwy mpg
9.4 sec, 17.2 @ 81
2.0T SEL 4dr Front-wheel Drive
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3777 Weight, 22 City / 27 Hwy mpg
9.4 sec, 17.2 @ 81
2.0T SEL Premium 4dr Front-wheel Drive
184 Hp, 221 Lb-Ft., 3777 Weight, 22 City / 27 Hwy mpg
9.4 sec, 17.2 @ 81

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 8.2 sec
Zero to 100 mph 22.6 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 8.9 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 4.5 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 6.0 sec
Standing ¼-mile 16.3 sec @ 86 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 176 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.78 g
Source: С&D

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 7.5 sec
Zero to 100 mph 21.0 sec
Source: С&D


Volkswagen Tiguan 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2021

8.2 sec

16.3 @ 0 mph
2020

8.2 sec

16.3 @ 0 mph
2019

8.6 - 9.4 sec

16.5 @ 83 - 17.2 @ 81 mph
2018

9.1 - 9.4 sec

16.9 @ 83 - 17.2 @ 81 mph
2016

8.3 - 8.5 sec

16.2 @ 84 - 16.3 @ 80 mph
2015

8.3 - 8.5 sec

16.2 @ 84 - 16.3 @ 81 mph
2014

8 - 8.5 sec

16.2 @ 84 - 16.4 @ 81 mph
2013

7.9 - 8.5 sec

16.2 @ 84 - 16.4 @ 81 mph
2012

7.9 - 8.5 sec

16.2 @ 84 - 16.4 @ 81 mph
2011

8 - 8.6 sec

16.3 @ 84 - 16.4 @ 81 mph
2010

8.1 - 8.7 sec

16.3 @ 83 - 16.4 @ 80 mph
2009

8 - 8.7 sec

16.3 @ 84 - 16.4 @ 80 mph

The new Volkswagen Tiguan comes as an addition to VW’s line of three-row compact crossover vehicles. With larger space, the Tiguan joins the Atlas as German automaker VW tries to return to relevance in the U.S. market with SUVs. Both vehicles are currently the largest in their classes. The new Tiguan is, however, not that compact. With a reimagined design, it now comes as a near mid-sizer.

Its larger dimensions bring a corresponding increase in weight with the front-drive version weighing about 485 pounds. This is 82 pounds heavier than the larger Subaru Outback which comes with a 6-cylinder engine and in all-wheel-drive. Other similar vehicles that weigh way less include the Honda CR-V and the Nissan Rogue.

The Tiguan is available in multiple trims. In the U.S., it comes in three versions: the S, SE, and SEL. Other versions such as the Sport and Trendline are available in the United Kingdom and Russia respectively. Unfortunately, the current model still harbors a similar 2.0-liter, turbocharged, inline-four engine seen in previous generations. It comes with a mere 184hp, 6 horses less than the previous version.

Nevertheless, the torque has been increased from 207 to 221 lb-ft. The 4-cylinder, the turbocharged engine performs quite well in the front-drive version. It, however, struggles on the AWD. The front-drive can hit the 60mph mark in 8.2 seconds, a quite slow response compared to Honda CR-V’s 7.2 seconds. The AWD falls behind almost a second slower than its front-drive counterpart. This is also seen in finishing the quarter mile. The front-drive wins by 0.6 seconds at 86mph.

The Tiguan base S starts at $26,095. The figure progresses through the SE, SEL and SEL Premium trims. An all-wheel-drive additional feature in all models raises the figures by $1300. The SEL Premium comes well equipped but lacks the $295 Habanero Orange Metallic paint. It, however, does come with leather upholstery, an oversized sunroof that becomes defined under ambient lighting, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot warning, a power liftgate, an 8.0-inch touchscreen display, navigation system, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, steering-wheel and front-seats heating, configurable digital instrument cluster and a surround-view camera system.

The Tiguan touchscreen is an appreciable feature. It responds well to pinching and swiping motions. The navigation system, however, is somewhat of a downer. On a three-day multistop travel, it proved to be flaky, inefficient and unreliable. The system chose undesirable routes and gave wild swings in the estimated arrival time. The Waze feature, which is an Android Auto capability software, proved to be a viable alternative. The Apple CarPlay is also available but doesn’t incorporate Waze functionality.

The Tiguan tweener size is bigger than the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V. It might be a good choice for those that have occasional travels which require more than 5 passengers. The third row is, however, quite confined but can fit children and the shorter in size. It is not uncommon for three-row vehicles to have less space for luggage. The Tiguan provides about 12 cubic feet which can be increased by folding the rear and middle seats. The front-wheel version may be a good choice for those who prefer better fuel economy and increased performance. 



Volkswagen Tiguan specs