Volkswagen Tiguan: overall dimensions do matter
The brutal, in a good sense, the appearance that distinguishes the Volkswagen Tiguan, in addition to design solutions have influenced the overall size of this now Russian German. The appearance of the second crossover generation by forces of engineers and designers turned out transformed because:
- Body lines were deprived of smooth transitions;
- angularity prevails before continuous and straight lines;
- There is an abundance of chrome, and thus, visually increasing parameters of the body, luster.
All this has influenced not only the purely visual increase of dimensions, but in fact the updated version of Tiguan became both longer and wider, and higher in comparison with the previous model.
Dimensions of Volkswagen Tiguan
Body size is one of the determining parameters for choosing a car, for example, as a family car. The fact is that the more the car, and Volkswagen Tiguan refers to the crossover middle size and class, the more spacious it is inside, but it is more difficult to manage, especially in the flows of traffic jams modern metropolitan areas.
In truth, our brothers, Russian chauffeurs, cannot be refused in skill to maneuver smartly in automobile flows of cities.
But the paradox is that the bigger the car, the safer it is, which for our responsible garage companions is decisive when choosing a car for family trips and trips to relatives in the countryside.
Volkswagen Tiguan second-generation for Russia
The second-generation crossover has been produced since 2016. In mid-2020, a restyled version of the Tiguan was presented, which has been available to Europeans for some time.
For the Russian user audience, the crossover is produced in Kaluga at the VW family plant using the so-called full-cycle assembly method. In other words, with the implementation of such production operations as body welding, as well as body painting.
Our brother Russian motorist will be offered four configurations of the updated crossover, ranging from the base – Respect, and ending with a top assembly – R-line. As for the review of these and other configurations of restyled Tiguan, it is a topic for separate conversation.
And concerning our present theme, in base assembly, namely Respect crossover will go with light-alloy disks (according to rumors – models Montana) of 17 inch dimensionality, and top configuration R-line will be completed with disks in the size 19 inches.
Well and one more secret news insider is that 2-liter TDI engine with 150 horsepower, most likely, will be crossed out of the list of power stuffing of Russian Volkswagen Tiguan.
Other dimensions, from wiper blades and wheels to the trunk
So, regarding the wipers, then, having data about their size in the first generation of Volkswagen Tiguan, namely dated 2008, with high probability we can assume that the wipers of the updated crossover has not undergone significant dimensional changes and is within 610 millimeters of length to clean the windshield from the driver’s side and plus or minus 510 millimeters of wiper length – from the navigator’s side.
Regarding the wheels , as mentioned above, the base configuration now has 17-inch rims, which are denoted by a sequence of numbers and letters, viz: 16.5J are the inner and 16.7J are the outer rim sizes, and at the end, the number 17 is the diameter of the tires for which these rims are designed. That said, all numerical values are given in inches.
And as for the letter value J, it is nothing else but the shape of the rim flange, or in the terminology of auto mechanics, a hump. In turn, a hump is a rim flange protrusion on the rim flange.
The width and diameter of the rubber that should fit this disc are tires with the markings 235/55 R17. At the same time:
- 235 value – indicates width;
- 55 indicates the ratio of the tire’s profile height to its width. In percentages;
- and R is not the radius, but the type of construction (radial) of the rubber;
- And 17 is the rim diameter we intuitively understand in inches.
By the way, many of our garage mates will find useful the information on the actual designations on the auto-rubber, which is visualized with the following checklist:
Interior and trunk dimensions
The interior of the Volkswagen Tiguan does not conflict with the external dimensions of the body and has a corresponding internal space. Thus, if you measure the distance between the seat, the driver, more precisely, the back of the chair and the location of his feet in the most backward position, the tape measure will show 1 meter and 18 millimeters.
The same measurements, but for rear passengers’ positions on a tape measure will be at the point 910 millimeters.
As for internal salon width, it is 1 meter and 503 millimeters – for front seats and 1 meter and 491 millimeters – for rear passengers.
As for luggage capacity, the passenger version of Volkswagen Tiguan or at least has a volume of luggage compartment of 615 liters, and in the cargo version – 1 thousand 655 liters.
Dimensions of running gear and clearance
Making a review of the dimensions of the Volkswagen Tiguan, it would be unfair not to mention the parameters of the running gear of the crossover. Thus, the parameters of the wheelbase or the distance between the axes of the wheels is 2 meters and 681 millimeters. As for the crossover clearance, it is equal to quite decent for the national peculiarities of roads and Russian climate dimensions of 200 millimeters.
That for some of our garage community (not having relatives in the countryside) is a good clearance between the bottom of the jeep and the road. Conversely, for others of our comrades, such ground clearance is not conducive to an unobstructed passage to relatives who live in the countryside.
Especially on the way back, when the car will be up to the top loaded with sacks of potatoes, with vegetables, and with canned food. In such cases, clearance reaches up to the minimum mark in 170 millimeters.
Way out in this life situation are tuning activities in order to increase ground clearance, namely:
- changing the wheels to a larger diameter;
- installation of spacers on shock absorbers;
- as well as on the struts.
However, all these improvements to the new Volkswagen Tiguan so as not to lose the warranty preference, it is necessary to do only in specialized services.
Of the characteristics that are usually atypical, it is the size of the brake discs of the crossover. So the front discs should have 312 millimeters in diameter, with a thickness of 25 in the nominal and 22 millimeters in the minimum. The rear brake discs should have 286 millimeters in diameter and 12 and 10 millimeters thick, respectively, both in nominal and minimum.
As it can be seen from everything that was talked about nowadays, the dimensions of Volkswagen Tiguan really do matter, both for the prestige of the crossover itself, and for the choice of this car by our raznochinny garazhnyami.
Volkswagen Tiguan dimensions, weight and ground clearance
Dimensions, weight and ground clearance of the Volkswagen Tiguan. The main generations and equipment of the model, as well as possible changes within the same generation are listed.
Generations of Volkswagen Tiguan:
Crossover size is not the last thing a potential buyer looks at. Having replaced a compact hatchback with a massive crossover, one has to wonder if the new car will fit in the old garage or become a parking space. To do this, consider the size, weight and ground clearance of the Volkswagen Tiguan. The crossover’s length ranges from 4,426 mm to 4,511 mm. The crossover’s weight is 1,453 to 1,696 kg.
Dimensions and weight of 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan, 2nd generation, SUV, restyled, Mk2
The model is produced from 07.2020 to the present time. Read a review of the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan.
|Options||Size, mm||Weight, kg||Clearance, mm|
|1.4 TSI MT Respect||4509 x 1839 x 1675||1469||201|
|1.4 TSI DSG Status||4509 x 1839 x 1675||1490||201|
|1.4 TSI DSG Respect||4509 x 1839 x 1675||1490||191|
|1.4 TSI DSG Respect Plus||4509 x 1839 x 1675||1490||191|
|1.4 TSI DSG Status Plus||4509 x 1839 x 1675||1490||191|
|1.4 TSI DSG 4Motion Status Plus||4509 x 1839 x 1675||1568||191|
|1.4 TSI DSG 4Motion Status||4509 x 1839 x 1675||1568||191|
|1.4 TSI DSG 4Motion Respect Plus||4509 x 1839 x 1675||1568||191|
|1.4 TSI DSG 4Motion Respect||4509 x 1839 x 1675||1568||191|
|1.4 TSI DSG 4Motion Urban Sport||4509 x 1839 x 1675||1568||191|
|1.4 TSI DSG 4Motion Exclusive||4509 x 1839 x 1675||1568||201|
|2.0 TSI DSG 4Motion Exclusive||4509 x 1839 x 1675||1642||201|
|2.0 TSI DSG Status||4509 x 1839 x 1675||1642||201|
|2.0 TSI DSG Status Plus||4509 x 1839 x 1675||1642||201|
|2.0 TSI DSG Respect Plus||4509 x 1839 x 1675||1642||201|
|2.0 TSI DSG 4Motion Urban Sport||4509 x 1839 x 1675||1642||201|
|1.4 TSI DSG 4Motion R-Line||4511 x 1839 x 1675||1568||201|
|2.0 TSI DSG 4Motion R-Line||4511 x 1839 x 1675||1642||201|
|2.0 TSI DSG 4Motion R-Line||4511 x 1839 x 1675||1659||201|
Dimensions and weight Volkswagen Tiguan 2016, 2nd generation, SUV, Mk2
The model was produced from 01.2016 to 01.2021. Read the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan review.