2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE Review by John Heilig — 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE by John Heilig

THE AUTO

By John Heilig

Editor-at-Large

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Model: 2012 Tiguan SE with sunroof and

Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged I4

200 H @ 5,700 rpm/207 lb.-ft. @ rpm

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

102.5 in.

Length x Width x 174.5 x 71.2 x 65.6 in.

Weight: 3,393 lbs.

$31,345 (includes $820 charge)

1. Nice compact SUV

2.

3. Easy rider/driver

4. Solid

5. compact SUV with turbo

The Bottom Line: The Volkswagen has an odd name (many VW models but once you get beyond the name discover a pretty decent SUV. It has all the capabilities of a compact SUV the added benefit of turbocharging of the engine to provide better when needed with sacrifice in economy.

It has taken me a to get a Volkswagen Tiguan to test I was intrigued by how this compact SUV fit in VW’s lineup between the it produces and the Touareg large

Well, it fits nicely. We driven the Touareg several and have enjoyed its capabilities. We got significant seat time in a Sportwagon as well, and like the way VW has the Jetta’s personality despite the body.

The Tiguan, however is a different altogether. First, it is a true SUV that has about the same dimensions and feel as a Toyota That said, it has the size you when the situation calls for a with cargo capabilities, yet it too big to make it a handful when you to drive in tight places.

VW that the Tiguan is the only SUV with a turbocharged engine as That’s important. The 2.0-liter four can deliver the power needed, yet still retain all the advantages of a four. For example, we more than 30 mpg in our test, yet that the available power was good when we needed it.

I was slightly disappointed when I significant turbo lag when I on the accelerator. Normally, this lag that noticeable, but it stood out a sore thumb when I that power.

The front are comfortable with good support. These seats are manually, but they are relatively to adjust to a comfortable position. also heated, which to be in valuable in cold weather.

The rear seats have good legroom and decent support of their own. Of the rear seat backs to significantly increase cargo There’s a high center in the rear which precludes a center passenger back

Drive quality is enhanced the instruments are easy to read, the system is easy to operate, and the system can deliver the heat (or where you want it with a of fuss. The Tiguan passes on all counts.

The instruments are “standard” VW, white-on-black gauges and red pointers. The system has three knobs, one for one for fan speed and one for controlling the air flow. The seat buttons are located the two outside knobs. The audio is also easy to operate and has an readout.


We didn’t use the navigation system, but the map was and the operation of the navi (inputting etc.) was intuitive.

Sadly, my to test drive the Tiguan was not or earth-shattering. The Tiguan is a very compact SUV on a Volkswagen chassis is in itself a good recommendation. it seemed so “normal” was, in a slightly disappointing. However, it have been bad, would have made it fun to write about, but less fun to or own.

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