2016 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line Islip NY
Drivers are no longer bound by three main vehicle body styles: cars, trucks, and body-on-frame sport utility vehicles. Today’s buyer is instead swarmed by different sized sedans, pickup trucks of varying capability, and the gift of the crossover SUV. The Volkswagen Tiguan is on the smaller end of the crossover SUV spectrum and is available in four trim levels: S, R-Line, SE, and SEL.
The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan R-line in Islip, NY puts an even sportier spin on a vehicle that already handles like an A-string athlete. The VW Tiguan R-Line looks like a larger, SUV version of a Golf hatchback and that’s essentially what it is; the Tiguan wasn’t designed to be a massive people-hauler, but rather a smaller option in a much more refined niche for buyers.
Across all four trims, the same mighty, turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine is found. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, it has no difficulty firing up 200-horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. The quickest of its class, the VW Tiguan is able to rocket off 0-60 mph in only 7.5 seconds.
Compared to the base level Tiguan S that rides on 16-inch alloy wheels, the R-Line makes a significant jump up to 19-inch wheels. This is just one of the unique, upgraded styling cues made to the Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line.
The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line shows off a 6.3-inch color touchscreen nestled in the center of the dash perfectly in place between the driver and front seat passenger; furthermore, the R-Line comes with VW Car-Net smartphone connectivity and emergency communications.
2016 Volkswagen R-Line: Walk the line to premier performance
The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan comes standard as a front wheel drive vehicle but does offer all-wheel drive as an option for those looking for additional traction. Compared to its compact classmates and even those that are midsized, the Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line is able to tow an impressive amount, maxing its rating out at 2,200 lbs. (This is enough to pull a trailer with two jetskis or snowmobiles on it.)
As for cargo space, the Tiguan R-Line creates enough space to manage 23.8 cu-ft with the seats in place but can accommodate a maximum of 56.1 cu-ft with all of the seats folded down. Additionally there are roof rails available to manage awkward or larger equipment like kayaks, skis and snowboards, or camping gear.
What’s especially unique about the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line is that it plays on the already sporty appearance and athletic handling of the Tiguan. It enhances its styling elements by adding foglights and R-Line styling cues. It also cranks up the specialty performance by adding:
Power driver seat (w/ power lumbar)
Power reclining passenger seat
Sport steering wheel with paddle shifters
Better than us describing the dynamic and agile handling of the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line, we’d rather welcome you here to Donaldsons VW for a test drive. We’d be more than happy to tell you and show you more about Volkswagen’s all-star compact crossover.