2016 Volkswagen SUVs

Choose between two fantastic Volkswagen SUVs for this model year: the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg. The Tiguan was designed for the sportier, adventurous type, while the Touareg brings a premium, luxury experience to drivers. Find out the available features and differences between the two models here. Then, visit an LA Car Guy dealership — either Volkswagen Santa Monica or Pacific VW — to see both SUVs in person and take them for test drives in the Los Angeles and Santa Monica areas. No matter how you drive through the valley, you’ll find what you need with a Volkswagen SUV.

Expert Engineering for Performance

Depending on what you’re looking for, chances are either the Tiguan or Touareg have the ability to meet your performance standards:

  • Tiguan: This sporty crossover SUV has one engine option across all of its trims: a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that produces 200-hp and 207 lb.-ft. of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission with Sport mode comes standard, and you have the ability to choose VW’s 4Motion® all-wheel drive. Sport-tuned suspension is also available.
  • Touareg: A 3.6L V6 engine comes on this model with the ability to produce 280-hp and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard as well as the 4Motion® all-wheel drive.
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Sleek, Stylish Exterior

The Tiguan is a compact crossover SUV outfitted with 16-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, and keyless entry. You’ll have roof rails to pack your kayak or rooftop cargo as to not take up space inside of the vehicle but still have everything you need for your weekend adventure. The higher end R-Line trims offer 19-inch alloy wheels and standard fog lights.

The Touareg offers 18-inch alloy wheels on the base Sport trim or 19-inch alloy wheels on the Lux trim or 20-inch wheels on the Executive trim, but 21-inch wheels are available on the Lux and Executive trims as an upgrade. Bi-xenon headlights with cornering lights and LED running lights and taillights are also standard. A power liftgate and heated mirrors come standard, and a trailer hitch is optional.

Interior Features and Cargo Space

Inside of the Tiguan, you’ll seat five comfortably in the V-Tex premium vinyl upholstery seats. The front seats are heated, and the driver’s seat has a power recline feature.Keyless ignition comes standard, and you’ll enjoy a power sunroof on the SE trim or a sport steering wheel on the R-Line trims. There’s 23.8 cu. ft. of cargo space.

Technology and Entertainment

The Tiguan comes standard with a 5-in. touchscreen or a 6-in. touchscreen on the R-Line trims with VW’s Car-Net app connections. You’ll also be able to use Bluetooth to stream audio and phone information. The sound system is an 8-speaker Fender audio system. A rearview camera is available on all trims.

The Touareg is equipped with Bluetooth’s ability to stream your audio and phone calls. You’ll also be able to access VW Car-Net from a 6.5-in. touchscreen on the Sport trim or an 8-in. Touchscreen on the higher trims. A rearview camera is standard on all trims, and on the Executive trim, you’ll receive an overhead-view parking camera for advanced parking assistance. You’ll have an 8-speaker sound system or a 10-speaker Dynaudio sound system if you choose the Executive trim.

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Peace of Mind on the Road with Safety Features

The NHTSA has awarded the Tiguan four out of five stars for overall safety. In addition to the rearview camera, the Tiguan is equipped with antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, and front and side-curtain airbags. You’ll have the ability to set driving limits for your teenager or other drivers and remote vehicle access.

The NHTSA has not yet rated the newest model of the Touareg. The Touareg offers all of the above features of the Tiguan, but also comes with a standard Technology Driver Assistance package on all trims save the VR6 which offers advanced safety technologies like lane departure warning, frontal collision warning with automatic braking, and blind spot monitoring.

See Which VW SUV is Right For You Today

Car shopping in Los Angeles and Santa Monica doesn’t have to be difficult. When you’re shopping for a new car, LA Car Guy can help you across many makes and models. Our VW locations are Volkswagen Santa Monica at 2440 Santa Monica Blvd. in Santa Monica and Pacific VW at “” in Hawthorne, CA. Give us a call at (888) 965-4998 to speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales representatives. You can also use our online form to contact us.

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