The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is an odd duck, and we're not just talking about its name. The Tiguan is smaller than its rivals, but its ride quality and materials are more refined. The 2017 Tiguan also has a high-quality cabin, but it isn't offered with certain increasingly popular features. For some, the Tiguan will be an attractive alternative to more utilitarian SUVs.
For 2017, Volkswagen has discontinued the Tiguan's midlevel SE and R-Line trims and replaced them with essentially equivalent Wolfsburg Edition and Sport models. The 6.3-inch touchscreen is now standard, along with VW Car-Net apps and HD and satellite radio.
The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is worth checking out if you want your compact crossover to be rewarding to drive. But be aware that it comes up short in many key areas compared to top rivals.