Volkswagen Tiguan Gas Mileage For 2016–2021

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During its 80-year history, the Volkswagen Group has prided itself on capability, affordability, and safety, and they continue to do so. Another aspect that's important to the engineers at Volkswagen is fuel economy. So if you love our VW Tiguan SUVs for sale but want to know more about the Tiguan MPG, you've come to the right place. Since entering the SUV sector in 2016, the VW Tiguan fuel economy has remained competitive in the category. If you want to learn more about the Volkswagen Tiguan MPG over the years, read and view our chart below.

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The VW Tiguan MPG Over the Years

When the second generation of the Volkswagen Tiguan was first released in 2016, it offered an estimated 21 city, 26 highway, and 23 combined MPG.1 Since then, it has remained rather consistent within those numbers over the years. However, the 2021 front-wheel-drive VW Tiguan MPG provides the best numbers in all three MPG categories since 2016. The 2021 VW Tiguan gives drivers an estimated 23 city, 29 highway, and 25 combined MPG.2 There are some sedans that don't offer numbers that good! Of course, your specific Tiguan MPG numbers will vary based on your driving habits, weather conditions, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions About the VW Tiguan MPG

What type of gas does the new Tiguan require?

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan can run beautifully on regular unleaded gasoline. That means you don't need to pay for expensive premium gas to get the most out of your VW Tiguan MPG. You can save about $1.00 per gallon by having a vehicle that uses regular unleaded gasoline. If you add that up over the years, that's a lot of extra cash in your wallet!

How many miles can you drive for on a full tank of gas in a VW Tiguan?

Your mileage range will depend on many factors. Those factors include:

  • Whether you drive mostly on city streets or highways
  • If you drive in traffic often
  • If you drive in a hilly area that requires acceleration more often than other places
  • Weather: colder areas mean that your car takes longer to warm up, and temperature can affect fuel efficiency
  • Towing

However, since the VW Tiguan has a 15.3 gallon capacity in the fuel tank, you can expect to travel approximately 330 miles every time you fill your tank. You can get a long way without having to stop for gas!

Do AWD or FWD vehicles earn higher MPG ratings?

In general, FWD vehicles get better fuel-economy ratings. Typically, this is because front-wheel-drive models have a lower drivetrain weight. Lighter-weight vehicles, in general, will have better MPG ratings.

The good news is that the difference is very minimal should you choose an all-wheel-drive model. All-wheel-drive Volkswagen Tiguan SUVs get only two MPG less than the front-wheel-drive models, according to estimations. So if you prefer an AWD drivetrain, you don't need to worry about it affecting the Tiguan MPG too drastically. Keep in mind that FWD is standard on all Volkswagen Tiguan vehicles.

Get Your VW Tiguan in Atlanta Today

Whether it's the Tiguan MPG, the capability, the comfort, the innovative technology, or the amazing cargo space, the Volkswagen Tiguan is an excellent choice for a compact SUV. In fact, according to Volkswagen Media, the VW Tiguan is the overall best-selling car from the entire line-up of Volkswagen vehicles. For a brand with a plethora of excellent models, that is quite a feat.

If you are ready to get your own VW Tiguan or have any more questions about the Tiguan MPG, feel free to give us a call.

City Highway Combined
2021 FWD models 23 29 25
2021 AWD models 21 27 24
2020 22 29 25
2019 21 29 24
2018 22 27 24
2017 20 24 22
2016 21 26 23

1Fuel economy estimates provided by

223 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.

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