Comparison - Seat Arona FR 2022 - vs - Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4Motion 2022

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Model: 
Average Price: 
25,740
Updated: 
09 Mar 2023
$
38,615
Updated: 
21 May 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2023
2022
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Emocion red
#D83232
Saphire blue
#48699E
White
#E8E8E8
Magnetic grey
#707376
Desire Red
#940000
Midnight black
#5B5B5B
Urban silver
#AFB0B4
Color: 
Atlantic Blue Metallic
#1C223E
Platinum Gray Metallic
#5F6368
Deep Black Pearl
#1E1E1E
Opal White
#F5F5F5

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Arona is perfectly ok, but Seat found it too easy to leap on the small-crossover bandwagon. They just faxed it in. Get a Leon instead.

Pros
Decent chassis,
good infotainment system and tech

Cons
Updated cabin still a little drab,
trim levels restrict your kit choices

By: 
topgear.com

Pros
Looks great
Well equipped across the range
Nice and easy to drive

Cons
Tight on space for rear passengers
Lags behind on boot space
Some cheap-feeling interior bits

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Pros
Spacious cabin
Wireless smartphone connectivity
Digital gauge cluster
Minimalistic styling
Large windows and good outward vision

Cons
Vague steering
Climate touch controls
Small third row
Small 6.5-inch standard touchscreen

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Premium cabin
Large cargo hold
Composed ride and handling

Cons
Sluggish acceleration
Finicky infotainment controls

By: 
usnews.com

Volkswagen has given its compact SUV a handsome styling refresh for 2022 to help it look at home alongside the restyled Atlas and new Atlas Cross Sport mid-size SUVs. New LED headlamps, revised grille and bumpers, and new wheel designs give the 2022 Tiguan a more modern appearance. The Tiguan's cabin receives updates as well, in the form of a new steering wheel with touch-sensitive controls. Heated seats and a digital gauge display are now standard across the lineup.

Pros
Sporty handling,
spacious cabin,
available third row of seats.

Cons
Average acceleration,
firm seats,
underwhelming interior trimmings.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
221ft-lbs
at 1 900rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 6 000rpm
184hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.70Feet
37.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
no
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles
(Normal-Sport-Eco-Individual) Gear shifts mode
Adaptive cruise control
Leather steering wheel
Heated steering wheel
Keyless ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
163.50in
186.10in
Width: 
70.00in
72.40in
Height: 
60.50in
66.50in
Ground Clearance: 
7.60in
Front Track: 
59.50in
62.20in
Rear Track: 
58.80in
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
101.00in
109.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.20
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
Front Leg Room: 
40.20in
Rear leg room: 
38.70in
Front Hip Room: 
54.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
73.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1388lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.10cu.ft
37.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
2795.00lbs
3856.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes
More Instruments: 
gearshift indicator
low fuel warning light,

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 one-touch power windows
1st row power glass extended moonroof
2nd row fixed glass moonroof
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height-adjustable front seats
Front sport seats
Two front and three rear height-adjustable headrests
Leather
Bucket front seats
8-way power driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
3 memorized driver seat settings
6-way power passenger seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heated driver seat
Multi-level heated passenger seat
Ventilated driver seat
Ventilated passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split folding rear seats (60/40)
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent McPherson type with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Rear Suspension: 
Semi-rigid rear axle with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual-zone climate control
Aircare filter
Auto-dimming rear view mirror
Dual zone front climate control
Rear ventilation ducts
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
8.25" colour touchscreen and proximity sensor
3D map display and voice control,
Full Link smartphone integration (Mirror Link, Wireless Apple CarPlay, Google Android Auto) with USB Type C cable for Apple and Android devices
6 speakers
8" digital cockpit
Fender premium brand speakers
480 watts stereo output
9 total speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Contrast roof
Dark tinted rear windows
Rear spoiler
Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets And Wiper Park
Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
Deep Tinted Glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 in
20 x 8.5 in
Wheels more: 
Emergency repair tyre kit
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
no
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc
Ventilated discs
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Disk brakes in rear
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
no
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Locking wheel bolts
Hill hold control
Tiredness recognition system
Protective side molding
Alarm (perimeter and interior monitoring) with back-up horn and tow-away protection
Blind spot warning accident avoidance system
Lane keep assist
Rear cross traffic alert
Pre-collision safety system
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system