2021 Volkswagen Tiguan to get a fresh face, better tech

The refreshed 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover will get a sportier design when it debuts this summer, the automaker confirmed Thursday. 

The German brand’s bestselling vehicle will get a facelift with a new hood and a broader, wider front and rear bumper to look sportier and “more masculine in stance,” Hendrik Muth, head of marketing for VW, said. 

LED headlights will be standard equipment on the 2021 Tiguan, but the matrix lighting systems offered in Europe will not be on Tiguan crossovers sold in North America.

Aside from technology upgrades, not much changes inside one of the few compact crossovers

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2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4: Compare Crossover SUVs

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid – Best Car To Buy 2020

In the Thunderdome of compact crossovers, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 would be the one man to leave. The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan? Not so much. But the Bartertown of car shopping is about more than sales numbers and TCC Ratings (RAV4 is a 6.5 to the Tiguan’s 6.0). 

Beyond Thunderdome are the nuances and charms of each of these winning choices. While the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan expects an update for 2021, the conservative styling and spacious interior have aged well. Redesigned for 2019, the bestselling RAV4 specializes in choice, ranging from

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2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2020 Subaru Forester: Compare Crossover SUVs

2020 Subaru Forester

Just like every culture has a distinct take on a stuffed dough ball—empanada, pierogi, panzarotti—every automaker has a distinct take on a compact crossover. The 2020 Subaru Forester is the steamed bun of this analogy, and the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is the lesser known bierocks. 

Both are distinct, both are boxy, both have good standard features, but the Forester stands out a bit more. On our menu, it earns a TCC Rating of 6.8 compared to the Tiguan’s 6.0. This score partly reflects the relative freshness of the Forester, which was overhauled for 2019 and won our

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