Examining the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Tiguan Limited

Left: Volkswagen Tiguan. Right: Volkswagen Tiguan Limited

Don’t be misled by the name of the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited. Though it comes with fewer options, this crossover presents unlimited value if you’re trying to simplify the choice over your next car.

It’s worth taking the time to clarify how the Tiguan Limited differs from the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan. These are two separate models sold with different buyers in mind, and we’re here to help you decide which one is best for you.

2018 VW Tiguan vs. 2017 Tiguan Limited


These models both sport a 2.0L TSI® engine, but they’re tuned for slightly different performance outcomes.

The Tiguan Limited offers drivers 200 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. of torque, which translates to a balanced distribution of speed and acceleration. A 6-speed automatic transmission helps maintain that balance.

The Tiguan is tuned for greater efficiency with more direct get-up-and-go potential, as it gets 184 horsepower and 221 lb.-ft. of torque. It also comes standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

VW’s 4MOTION AWD is available on both models, so no matter what you can opt for improved traction and handling.

Gas Mileage

Again, the 2018 Tiguan is the more efficient of these two crossovers. The newer transmission enables an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

With its 6-speed automatic, the Tiguan Limited still manages to get 20 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway, which is still good. If fuel economy is more important to you, you’ll probably lean closer to the base Tiguan.


The Tiguan Limited is more compact than the Tiguan, checking in lighter in weight, smaller in both length and width and with a narrower wheelbase. Inside, this means the Tiguan Limited has only 95.4 cu. ft. of passenger volume, while the Tiguan offers 123.9 cu. ft. Practically, you can fit 5 people in the Limited and up to 7 in the 2018 model.

Beyond the numbers, the Tiguan Limited is suited to individuals who need to move fewer people and things. It’s a compact SUV, but it doesn’t feel like it when you’re inside it. The 2018 Tiguan was named “Best Compact SUV of 2017” by Cars.com, so owners who need the utmost in flexible space should think about making the upgrade.

Test Drive the 2018 Tiguan in West Palm Beach

Doing your research ahead of time is a great way to narrow your search for a new crossover, but nothing helps you decide quite like seeing cars in person and trying them for yourself. The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, for sale in West Palm Beach, Florida, is available for a test drive at our dealership. The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited, also for sale in West Palm Beach, is also in our inventory if you want to put these crossovers head-to-head.

Our team at Schumacher VW of West Palm Beach is glad to help you make your decision, and we’ll be here when you visit to answer all of your questions.