We review the new larger and more Americanized Tiguan. Choices in the CUV and SUV segment are growing like a disease and many shoppers want to choose a winner. Our top picks continue to be staples like the Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4, Honda CRV and Hyundai Tucson. Will this VW make the cut for families?

Special Thanks to:
Karen Centipede
Jack Singapore

Music by Alan Fowler:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCaITe1zSo1BrS-goyAjExTA

BendPak is our Official Lift Provider

Index:
00:00 - 1:25 Intro
1:25 - 2:19 Exterior Montage
2:19 - 8:00 Interior Impressions - Pros
8:00 - 11:00 Interior Impressions - Cons
11:00 - 12:07 Interior Impressions - Cargo
12:07 - 18:02 In the Shoppe - Underbody, Suspension and Balance
18:02 - 23:50 Driving Impressions
23:50 Final Thoughts

Comments

    • DiMo28
      DiMo28

      I'm still laughing at the scene with you getting into the 3rd row. Funny!

      about 1 day ago
    • timtime88
      timtime88

      maybe this is weird, but until VW figures out a way to not have the on-off sign spin with the nob, i'm not buying a VW.

      about 12 days ago
    • Pentastar Nate
      Pentastar Nate

      Who else caught the “welcome peter “ screen on startup ?

      about 1 month ago
    • Throwaway
      Throwaway

      I have watched a lot of Tiguan reviews. This guy and Motormouth are two fantastic reviewers who make a lot of sense.

      about 1 month ago
    • Daemondin
      Daemondin

      Phantasy Star rules. Waiting for the tiguan 2019, getting my delivery on May / June

      about 1 month ago
    • James Medina
      James Medina

      Nice music sir. Very well done. Now if only VW and other manufacturers did anything to help buyers enjoy music today, the world would be a better place. Very good review. Thanks

      about 1 month ago
    • Garrett Allen
      Garrett Allen

      If I wanted flair I’d go to Chotchkies. The design isn’t negative it’s just not to your liking.

      about 1 month ago
    • James Lee
      James Lee

      Is the previous gen Tiggy better ?

      about 1 month ago
    • Jesus A Valentin
      Jesus A Valentin

      Beauty is on the eyes of the beholder. Look at the higher trims and you will find it more attractive. Engine could use at least 25 more horses.

      about 1 month ago
    • Navjot Singh
      Navjot Singh

      I am from India; most of the vehicles you review are not even present in my country. But, the fact you are simply one of best reviewer to me. You are precisely informative and do not do any kind of drama! Thank you from the core of my heart.
      Only thing which I want too see in your videos is about the latest buzz feature; ambient light! Please provide night view of cars with interior lights too.

      Thank you. Respect from India!!

      about 1 month ago
    • Raymond Lee
      Raymond Lee

      Would love for you to do a VW Atlas review!

      about 2 months ago
    • AKTINODIAGNOSI BACKUP
      AKTINODIAGNOSI BACKUP

      Those plastics don't scream quality to me...

      about 2 months ago
    • Ahmad
      Ahmad

      Best review! Helped me make an informed decision

      about 2 months ago
    • Ennio Cenko
      Ennio Cenko

      Mr Goose, any plans for a VW Atlas review? I just want to know your thoughts on its driving/handling. I've tested it several times but it's hard to get a good idea with a salesman in the back constantly going on about how it comes standard with carplay. That large segment is full of compromise so I'm pretty sure that the atlas is the right compromise for me. I value your opinion so would like to know what you think of it.

      about 2 months ago
    • Robb Wolf
      Robb Wolf

      Solid Review!

      about 2 months ago
    • Dough21
      Dough21

      Wait, are you saying you don’t like the third row seating?

      about 3 months ago
    • Олег Барбасов
      Олег Барбасов

      we've got a 220 hp option in Russia. worth getting?

      about 3 months ago
    • ominous thoughts
      ominous thoughts

      the beginning is pure sjw snowflake mentality now. lol. good intro Mark

      about 3 months ago
    • Dimitrije Dima
      Dimitrije Dima

      Hmmm in EU we have tiguan with this tsi but with vw's dgs transmision, dual cluch did not know in America is difrent. Also we have disel with same dsg.

      about 3 months ago
    • A. Biniam
      A. Biniam

      Excellent review. I just purchased this car and I would be 75% in agreement with you with everything you said. The 3rd row is ideal for small children but it works for us.

      about 3 months ago
    • John Thomas
      John Thomas

      A cheaper interior than a Chevy.

      about 3 months ago
    • James Wuertele
      James Wuertele

      PT cruiser lol

      about 3 months ago
    • Vermillion
      Vermillion

      184hp barely enough? Lol what
      It's definitely more than enough for normal people, in europe that would already be considered a lot lol. Most SUV's of this size got around 150hp here, I think the Ford Escape is even offered with 120.

      about 3 months ago
    • James Medina
      James Medina In reply to Vermillion

      Vermillion Well first of all, when people are just throwing money out there, they tend to not care what it takes to drill for oil and refine it into gasoline and what it took to manufacture these things. Just like women that buy very expensive handbags to try and look wealthy. Secondly, people in USA are generally not self aware or have much perspective. Just like the nuclear arms race, it is completely unnecessary to support mutually assured destruction.

      about 1 month ago
    • Vermillion
      Vermillion In reply to Vermillion

      +James Medina It's kinda nuts what some car reviewers are saying about the engines in certain cars. They seem to forget that tons of people just wanna get to work/shopping without doing drag races or drive on the track. I used to have a Golf V with 80HP and even that objectively undermotorized car was totally fine for what I wanted to do with it.

      about 1 month ago
    • James Medina
      James Medina In reply to Vermillion

      Vermillion that’s true

      about 1 month ago
    • Vermillion
      Vermillion In reply to Vermillion

      ​+fundiver198 Many car people just don't seem to realize that like 90% of other people out there just wanna get from A to B instead of having fun or being fast at a green light.
      Then again, seeing how even out fucking minivan had 278HP when I was in the usa for work, people got a different perception of what's necessary and what's not.

      about 3 months ago
    • fundiver198
      fundiver198 In reply to Vermillion

      10 years ago the 4,0 liter V6 Mustang only produced 200 hp, but apparently car reviewers have a short memory.

      about 3 months ago
    • KC9 PDX
      KC9 PDX

      I wonder if he knows that the sound of the engine is piped through the info system through the speakers, he keeps saying the engine sounds....... he is not hearing the engine but what VW has placed into the infosystem.......

      about 3 months ago
    • Sir Galahad
      Sir Galahad

      7:10 "As soon as I hit the start button, my USB stick is playing music" Um......earth to Savagegeese....they created services called Spotify and Apple Music that allow you to stream 5,000,000 songs for a mere $9.99 a month. Who uses a USB stick ?

      about 3 months ago
    • Sir Galahad
      Sir Galahad In reply to Sir Galahad

      +savagegeese Oh, I didn't think of that. My bad LOL

      about 3 months ago
    • savagegeese
      savagegeese In reply to Sir Galahad

      Those who test uncompressed audio files and playback compatibility in car audio systems and infotainment.

      about 3 months ago
    • SaraK
      SaraK

      So, I test drove the 2018 Tiguan the other day while getting my GTI oil change at the stealership. I remembered watching this review and was thinking my beloved Mr. Geese is absolutely spot on! What a boring vehicle to drive, and those fake exhaust ports, lmao omg! Really VW? REALLY!? That being said, for the price it is okay, but lacks any sort of character. I'll take anything else over it except the Ford Escape.

      about 3 months ago
    • SteveB BKNY
      SteveB BKNY

      If I saw this video first, I would have never bought this car. Thankfully, I didn’t, because I freakin love it.

      about 3 months ago
    • Bobby P
      Bobby P

      It's not Volkswagon its 'folks'-'wagen'.

      about 4 months ago
    • Daniel Arcure
      Daniel Arcure

      I think the design of this car is like an iPhone: beautifully simplistic

      about 4 months ago
    • Rodney Lennox
      Rodney Lennox

      Savage is the best

      about 4 months ago