The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited, a stripper trim based on a carryover model, has a starting price of $22,895, a $3,350 savings over the base price of the all-new 2018 crossover.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited Pricing
In an attempt to lure more buyers into its showrooms, Volkswagen is offering a stripped-down trim level on the 2017 Tiguan (not to be confused with the all-new, larger, 2018 Tiguan. Priced at $22,895 (including a $900 destination charge), it represents a $2,965 savings over the 2017 Tiguan S (the previous entry-level model), as well as a $3,350 savings over the larger, all-new, second-generation 2018 Tiguan.
Dubbing it the Limited model, affordability takes a front seat, as a number of expensive features have either been eighty-sixed, or are being offered as part of two options packages.
Shedding $2,965 in equipment means sixteen-inch steel wheels, not 17-inch alloys, are now standard. The eight-speed transmission is out as well, replaced by a six-speed automatic, while the 6.3-inch infotainment screen has been supplanted by one measuring five inches (although it's also color and Bluetooth-compatible). While a rear view camera is standard, there's also no cruise control, roof rails, or cargo cover, and the steering wheel is finished in rubber, rather than being wrapped in leather.
For those wishing less spartan accoutrements, two option packages are available.
A $495 Wheel package swaps the steelies for a set of 17-inch alloys.
The Premium Package, priced at $1,295, ups the ante with a 6.3-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, keyless push-button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, roof rails, a cargo cover, and cruise control.
Under the hood, the Tiguan Limited sports a carryover 200 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that, in contrast to the Limited's penny-pinching mission, requires premium fuel.
A model featuring Volkswagen's 4Motion all-wheel-drive is also available at a $1,975 premium over the FWD model.
There's no word yet from Volkswagen on when the 2017 Tiguan Limited will reach dealer showrooms (as of this writing, there is no mention of it on Volkswagen's website).