When properly equipped, the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan earns an EPA-estimated 23 city/29 highway MPG.1 This especially comes in handy when you’re taking on the busy streets of Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg, PA.

To better understand its far-reaching performance, check out our Volkswagen Tiguan MPG review below. Don’t hesitate to contact the team at Faulkner Volkswagen with any questions! When you’re ready to find your own, browse our Volkswagen Tiguan inventory online.

Volkswagen Tiguan MPG Mechanicsburg PAVW Tiguan MPG by Trim Level & Performance Specs

As we previously stated, the 2021 VW Tiguan S trim achieves an EPA-estimated 23 city/29 highway MPG when outfitted with front-wheel drive (FWD).1 Drivers who opt for the available 4Motion® all-wheel drive (AWD) will only notice a slight difference in overall fuel consumption, earning an EPA-estimated 21 city/27 highway MPG.2

Either way, the VW Tiguan is equipped with a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder TSI engine that’s mated to a seamless-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission with Sport mode. The engine delivers 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque—plenty of power for weekday grocery runs and weekend camping trips.

Overall, you’ll have a midsize SUV that delivers a smooth, super-efficient drive no matter which trim level you choose.

From snowy side streets to sandy beach trails, the available 4MOTION® permanent AWD system automatically adapts to changing road conditions in real time. By accurately distributing power between the front and the rear wheels, drivers will experience less slippage. To further boost your confidence, Volkswagen adds a 4-wheel independent suspension with Active Control technology. While 17-inch wheels come standard, specific trims like the R-Line feature larger 20-inch wheels for increased traction.

Driving Mode Selector

Volkswagen Tiguan MPG Mechanicsburg PA
To increase control over your daily drive, the Volkswagen Tiguan offers several driver-selectable modes to tailor your experience on the road. In fact, you can choose between these 4MOTION® modes with the simple turn of a dial.

The different drive modes you’ll find in this SUV include:

  • Snow Mode: The engine can upshift earlier and stay at a lower RPM range. This helps prevent too much power from reaching the wheels too quickly, so the vehicle can remain stable.
  • On-Road Mode: If you’re driving on a paved road in good weather, then this mode is great to use. It includes four different settings that help combine performance and comfort.
  • Off-Road Mode: This mode can help maintain traction on more challenging surfaces. Combined with built-in Hill Descent Control, it helps you maintain a safe speed when descending a steep slope or winding back road.
  • Off-Road Custom Mode: This is used within the Off-Road Mode. Here, you can set various parameters like steering and all-wheel drive to customize your off-roading travels.

Ways to Maximize Your Volkswagen Tiguan MPG

While the VW Tiguan is meticulously engineered to limit your trips to the gas pump, there are a few easy things you can do to extend your time out on the road, including:Limit Your Towing and Payload

While this sporty midsize SUV supplies an impressive 1,500-pound max towing capacity when properly equipped, remembering to unhitch the boat trailer once you reach the lake can greatly decrease the burden placed on your SUV’s drivetrain. This goes for any excess weight you carry inside the cabin.

Check the Gas Cap

This sounds like a little thing to do, but it’s proven that a loose gas cap can actually reduce your gas mileage. Every time you pump gas, make it a habit to ensure the cap is secure before driving away.

Choose the Correct Motor Oil

Whether you bring your vehicle in for services, like oil changes, or you perform them at home, it’s best to use the recommended motor oil for your vehicle. This information can be found in your VW Tiguan owner’s manual. Switching to a different oil can change your car’s fuel consumption.

Keep Your Left Foot off of the Brake Pedal

Yet another simple thing to do, but keeping your left foot off the brake pedal can decrease wear and tear on your brakes, which results in reduced gas consumption.

Drive a Little Slower

This is something to keep in mind, especially when on the highway. Even an extra five MPH can make a difference on your fuel ratings.

Schedule Routine Volkswagen Maintenance

In order to keep your VW Tiguan running at peak efficiency, make it a point to stay up to date with its routine maintenance schedule. This involves changing the oil and filter every 5,000 to 7,000 miles.

Additionally, you should have the tires rotated and brakes inspected regularly to avoid an inconvenient breakdown.

Properly inflated tires are designed to firmly grip the road, so you can confidently steer and brake without issue. When your tires are underinflated, it adds pressure on your engine to perform. This can wear down important engine parts—not to mention sap your fuel tank. Every one drop in PSI can lower your gas mileage by as much as 0.2% that quickly starts to add up if ignored.

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan MPG

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan MPG

Volkswagen Service When You Need It

Maintaining your VW Tiguan MPG is easy when working with our team of VW technicians. Using the latest tools and training, they can keep your SUV’s internal system ready for the long road ahead.

If you ever have a question, call or stop by our service department to speak with our knowledgeable pros. To make an appointment, submit a form online or simply drop by during service hours.

In fact, our service center is prepared to help with all sorts of maintenance and repairs, including:

  • Inspections and emissions tests
  • Engine and transmission service
  • Battery testing and replacement
  • Wheel alignments and brake repair

Test Drive a VW Tiguan Today!

The 20201 Volkswagen Tiguan was built for adventuring around Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg. That’s because it has the fuel economy you need to drive farther, longer.

Plus, with multiple driving modes and an advanced AWD system, you can take on almost any type of road surface with confidence.

To experience this distance-running SUV in person, don’t wait. Test drive the VW Tiguan by visiting Faulkner Volkswagen or scheduling a visit today online!

23 city/29 highway mpg (2021 Tiguan 2.0L, 8-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition
2 Based on EPA estimates. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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