Availability of the third row of seats can be an ace up your sleeve and a decisive factor when choosing a crossover. It is hardly worth expecting to meet complete comfort for rear passengers in a compact vehicle. And yet…
The updated 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan can already be ordered in America. The third row of seats may well increase the crossover’s rating among competitors, although not everything is so simple. Experts unanimously say the rear passengers of the 7-seater Tiguan will be cramped. And it is true.
However, do not forget that children or adults of short stature can sit on the third-row seats, not to mention a Golden Retriever or other pets: in those cases, the rear seats will be more than appropriate.
Moreover, when the second and third rows are folded, the Volkswagen Tiguan has a cargo volume of 2,078 liters (74 ft3).
Now let’s remember which compact SUV in the USA has a 7-seater configuration. The Honda CR-V? – No. The Toyota RAV4? – No. The Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester? – The answer is still the same.
The Kia Sorento has a third row, but it is larger than the Volkswagen Tiguan, and its latest version is often called a midsize SUV.
The Mitsubishi Outlander is comparable in size. Moreover, the Tiguan has got a mid-cycle refresh, while the Japanese crossover has changed a generation in 2021. It is not quite right to compare the popularity of these two in the United States.
The Tiguan amounted to 85,000 sales during three quarters of this year, the Mitsubishi Outlander – only 21,000 sales, but It is worth considering that the new-generation crossovers have begun arriving at dealerships recently.
As for the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan, its rear-row seating is not as roomy as it could be. Nevertheless, the seats are present, and this is important for many buyers.