can you use regular unleaded gas in a 2014 tiguan awd r line 4 motion

Asked by farrellb Mar 14, 2017 at 11:46 AM about the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line 4Motion

Question type: General

I'm looking to buy this vehicle, dealer is telling me I can use unleaded gas
instead of premium, is this true?

2 Answers

172,055

Unless the vehicle calls for premium gas, then yes it is true. Here is some info on regular vs premium gas... http://www.cartalk.com/content/premium-vs-regular-1

11 people found this helpful.
655

I would only recommend it if you are unable to get the higher octane fuel. This vehicle is designed to use the turbo much oif the time. This allows you to get the kind of performance from a 2 litre vehicle that you might expect from a 3 litre without a turbo. And with VW's dual mas flywheel, you get the same ride quality as a V6 from a straight 4. I recently rebuilt the top end of a 2.0T FSI that had clearly used lower grade fuel and it had more than the normal amount of carbon build up. Having said that, it is an easy fix that the VW dealer can take care of with a good intake cleaning during your routine maintenance visit. If you want turbo performance you have to buy the higher octane fuel. My preference is always for Diesel engines due to the better MPG. Nearly a third of all european vehicles are now diesel. They pay $10 a gallon - so they know about fuel economy !!

8 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Tiguan

Looking for a Used Tiguan in your area?

CarGurus has 2,252 nationwide Tiguan listings starting at $3,966.

Postal Code:

Volkswagen Tiguan Experts

  • #1
    NancyW03
    Reputation
    980
  • #2
    Deathjam4
    Reputation
    630
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    320
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Touareg
6 Great Deals out of 181 listings starting at $5,000
Used Toyota RAV4
87 Great Deals out of 5,295 listings starting at $2,990
Used Mazda CX-5
47 Great Deals out of 3,132 listings starting at $5,978
Used Honda CR-V
70 Great Deals out of 5,371 listings starting at $2,215
Used Volkswagen Jetta
66 Great Deals out of 2,731 listings starting at $1,005
Used Audi Q5
36 Great Deals out of 768 listings starting at $9,450
Used Volkswagen Passat
23 Great Deals out of 736 listings starting at $2,450
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
64 Great Deals out of 3,477 listings starting at $2,900
Used Nissan Rogue
109 Great Deals out of 6,618 listings starting at $2,950
Used Hyundai Tucson
81 Great Deals out of 2,900 listings starting at $1,990
Used Subaru Forester
29 Great Deals out of 1,435 listings starting at $298
Used Ford Escape
161 Great Deals out of 6,174 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW X3
44 Great Deals out of 747 listings starting at $4,900
Used Jeep Cherokee
58 Great Deals out of 3,789 listings starting at $8,200

Used Cars for Sale

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan For Sale
949 listings starting at $3,966
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 270 listings starting at $19,905
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 201 listings starting at $20,868
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan For Sale
114 listings starting at $10,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.