The Volkswagen Tiguan is a four-door compact crossover SUV targeted at those who need efficiency and decent fuel consumption. Volkswagen first launched the Tiguan in 2009, the model year, which means it’s still in its very first year of production.
For a compact crossover SUV, with four-cylinder engine it is the Volkswagen Tiguan offers plenty of energy, with a particular emphasis on the low-end torque. Its overall experience of driving is a sporty with a smooth suspension and responsive brakes as well as steering. The interior is elegant, making any trip one that is more enjoyable. While it’s not necessarily the fastest car on the market however, the Tiguan is full of enjoyment and luxury for the price.
Trims and Pricing
Volkswagen offers 3 trims for its Tiguan: S, SE and SEL. The standard equipment of the S includes keyless entry and heated side mirrors, cruise control, air conditioning 16-inch steel wheels, power windows as well as power locks, cloth upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob the 40/20/40 split back seat with reclining seat in the rear, Bluetooth Trip computer as well as a sound system featuring eight speakers, a CD player and an auxiliary input port. The buyer can choose to opt for a panoramic sunroof, that includes tinted windows. SE models include everything that’s on the S model, including tinted windows, alloy wheels of 18 inches the roof rails and foglights chrome trim on the exterior and leatherette upholstery. the heated washers for windshields for the windshield, heated front seating, a power reclined seat for the driver seat along with an improved sound system that includes a six-CD changer in the dash with SD card reader, iPod interface, and satellite radio. The panoramic sunroof option features navigation. The SEL models add to the existing features list by adding the additional equipment that is available on the SE with 19-inch alloy wheels with adaptive bi-xenon headlights with sport-tuned suspension, automated wipers LED running lights keys for ignition and keyless entry with dual zone automated climate control, power-adjustable front seats that have memory settings for the driver, leather upholstery, auto dimming rearview mirror, and reverse camera. The Tiguan includes an initial invoice of approximately $30,000 for the S model, and an MSRP of approximately $24,000. Its SE trim level is about $7,000 to the MSRP, while the SEL adds $6,000. As a member, you can be sure that the Certified Dealer to offer an upfront cost with guaranteed savings, without needing to go through any hassle.
Engine and Performance
Under the cover in the Volkswagen Tiguan is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The power output is 200 horsepower, and 207 pounds-feet of torque. S models are equipped with the manual six-speed transmission as standard equipment, whereas an automatic six-speed option is an option and is standard on second and third trim levels. Front-wheel drive is also a standard feature with all-wheel drive accessible on all, but S models equipped with a manual transmission. It is the EPA estimates that the fuel efficiency for the Tiguan equipped with front-wheel drive and a manual transmission will be 18 mpg for city driving 26 mpg highway, along with 21 miles per gallon combined. The automatic transmission alters those figures to 21 mpg in the city, 26 miles per gallon highway, and 23 combined mpg. All-wheel-drive changes the estimates to 20 mpg in the city, 26 highway mpg as well as 23 combined mpg.
Customers can pick between the beige or black interior, based on what they like. If you sat inside the cabin with no VW badges and there was no VW badges visible, it would be difficult to imagine that you were being in a luxurious crossover SUV. The interior materials are top of the line and the quality and fit of all the parts is top of the line. The layout of gauges and controls is neat and well-organized, which makes the use of them during driving an effortless task. Much part of that is because of the fantastic touchscreen interface that controls the audio system as well as navigation. However, the small screen can make the reading of maps a bit difficult. All passengers should feel comfortable inside the Tiguan. Its front seating is comfy and offer ample occupant space. But rear seat passengers don’t have to sacrifice in space, and have enough space for tall people thanks of the slide-in and recline seats that provide an additional six inches of legroom. The cargo space is spacious as it has 23.8 cubic feet storage space. The second row can be folded down. seatbacks, the cargo area increases by 56.1 cubic feet.