For those who get as thirsty as me, you end up pounding wholesome quantities of water all through the day. And if you happen to spend a very good chunk of that day driving, you have to pack alongside each ounce of liquid refreshment with you — I’ve but to overview a automotive with a faucet in it. My answer, the 32-ounce Nalgene water bottle. However no matter your model of bottle, lots of these greater ones ( you, Yeti) will exceed the diameter of any specific automotive’s cupholders.
So what in regards to the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan? Does it have the bottle storage capability to account for our nigh-unquenchable thirst?
As all the time, we’ll begin with the obvious and handy spot on your beverage: the entrance cupholders.
We just like the positioning. They’re situated again towards the middle console storage bin, inside straightforward attain, and the place a tall bottle will not block entry to the controls on the middle stack. However they appear a bit of wimpy, do not they?
Certainly, the entrance cupholders are too small for a full-size Nalgene. But it surely’s too early to despair. Different Volkswagens have been adequate in our go-to backup storage spot, the door pockets. Let’s test.
Volkswagen comes by means of once more with good, huge spots within the doorways which are large enough for straightforward Nalgene ingress and egress with out the bottle falling over or rattling round. It is also a simple attain — nearly pretty much as good because the entrance cupholders.
Let’s not overlook in regards to the celebration folks within the again. They’re thirsty firm, too, and are going to wish the identical beverage lodging as the parents up entrance.
Like many autos, the Tiguan has a middle armrest that folds down from the seatback, and is dwelling to a pair of cupholders.
And like many autos, these cupholders mirror the rinkydinkness of no matter’s up entrance. No luck for the Nalgene right here. Perhaps the rear doorways will do.
Fortunately, the rear door pockets, although smaller total than the fronts, are equally good for holding a Nalgene. That is not all the time the case, so it is a reduction.
For those who’re the type of one who prefers your footage to maneuver and discuss, you may take a look at the 2023 Tiguan’s cupholders within the video beneath.