Hands-down one of the most handsome compact crossovers on the market, the Tiguan has long combined a premium cabin and a sophisticated yet sporty ride.
Our list of the best VW Tiguan tires takes that into account in offering a collection of options based on performance and ride quality, warranty and price.
VW Tiguan Tire Sizes
Below is a list of teach VW Tiguan trim level and the tire sizes available for that trim.
- S 215/65/17 or 235/50/19
- SE 215/65/17 or 235/50/19
- SE R-Line 255/40/20
- SEL 235/50/19
- SEL R-Line 255/40/20
What Tire is Best for the VW Tiguan?
Best Tire for VW Tiguan
Goodyear Assurance Max Life
Normally we include a spot in our lists for the longest lasting tire. And the Goodyear Assurance Max Life is always our top choice because, well, it has the longest tread life warranty.
But here we’re giving it our overall top pick. Yes, the fantastic 85,000 mile warranty plays a part. But this tire is also a solid all-season performance tire, with good handling dynamics and impressive braking performance in both the dry and wet.
And for what you get, it’s quire reasonably priced.
Best Tire for VW Tiguan (alternative)
Continental Cross Contact LX 25
Another top performer, the Continental Cross Contact LX 25 provides solid we and dry grip, an engaging ride and excellent highway manners. Overall, it’s an extremely comparable tire to the Goodyear Assurance Max Life.
It’s 70,000 mile warranty would normally be impressive, were it not for the Goodyear’s amazing stat. Pricing is slightly more affordable, however, making it an excellent pick as well.
Best Budget Tire for VW Tiguan
Kumho Crugen HP71
In this instance using the term budget feels wrong. Maybe “value” is a better term.
Still, both make this tire seems like it’s just good for what it is. And that’s not true.
The fact is, the Kumho Crugen HP71 is really a pretty first-rate tire. Handling isn’t quite as engaging as several others on this list, but it’s a touring tire and so that’s to be expected. Built for an ideal highway ride, it achieves that goal and because of it’s makeup, braking performance is first rate, in both the dry and wet.
The 65,000 mile warranty falls a bit short of rivals, but for the significantly lower price point, it’s more than worth the trade-off. If handling isn’t a huge concern for you, this bargain is a hard one to pass up.
Cheapest Tire for VW Tiguan
Nankang Cross Sport SP-9
A performance all-season, the Nankang Cross Sport SP-9 delivers on its promise of engaging handling thanks to a grippy tread compound. With three large center ribs to stay planed on the highway and deliver a stable ride nd
Best Winter Tire for VW Tiguan
Bridgestone Blizzak WS90
One of the very best winter tires you can buy, the Blizzak is particularly impressive when it comes to driving on snow-packed roads. The extra wide center tread rib and tightly packed exterior tread blocks make for a particularly planted feeling on snow, while also offering impressive braking and handling.
The WS90 is the latest version of this tire and features 30% stiffer tread blocks, meaning that when you’re driving on clear roads it’s less ponderous and handles better overall.