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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Small SUV is short on features, on price

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I found music sounded the worst through an iPhone 5 cabled to the car the Apple Lightning to 30-pin even with Apple or high-bit-rate MP3 tracks. Bluetooth was next on the list for poor quality, while SD card and CD better.

Beyond ripping the out of the Tiguan, there is a solution to bad audio situation. Volkswagen offer the 2014 Tiguan its excellent Fender audio Music fans will to wait for that one.

engine

What isn’t between the 2013 and 2014 years is the drivetrain. Under the hood sits Volkswagen’s four-cylinder engine, using injection and a turbocharger to make 200 and 207 pound-feet of torque. Volkswagen has had engine in play for quite a few now; it might be time for reengineering. Ford’s 2-liter engine, using similar makes 240 horsepower.


Volkswagen could probably some more efficiency and out of this engine. Josh

Those numbers sound good, but it seemed like enough power for the Tiguan. the car ‘s six-speed automatic in Drive, I pressed hard on the gas and got middling results. The Tiguan then started forward, the making a low, tortured

The acceleration didn’t feel enough for quick passing although Volkswagen says the gets to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds.

That likely comes from a of the turbo lag and the six-speed automatic programming, which is going to try to a low engine speed for increased economy.

Despite programming and engine technologies, the Tiguan ends up only mediocre fuel With 4Motion all-wheel-drive, the car an EPA-rated 20 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. In a course of driving, I ended up an average of 22.3 mpg. without 4Motion, the Tiguan gains 1 mpg in the city, a minor which makes getting the system only a matter of cost.

I found that the shifter down to Sport made the car more satisfying to as it had a quicker response to the accelerator. mode kept the tach around 3,000 rpm, but it really feasible for all driving As Sport mode locked out gear, the car sounded tortured I got on the freeway due to high engine

The six speed automatic is the only choice for the SEL trimmed Tiguan. Miller/CNET

Beyond better response, the Tiguan doesn’t need a Sport mode. It affect how the car handles in the turns. And tuned for a firm ride, the felt kind of tippy I took corners at speed.

The tuning didn’t help the much, and it wasn’t good for quality. Whenever I got the Tiguan on pavement, the ride felt and harsh, like I was driving the car. It was a dramatic difference from a smooth, recently road to older, pitted

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There were a couple of to the Tiguan’s driving character. The power steering system its boost with steady and increases power as the car slows. makes it very easy to the wheel when parking, yet decent heft at speed.

In normal driving on straight, roads, the Tiguan makes for an uncomplicated driver. As a suburban runner, most people find it simple to just get in and go. The all-wheel-drive system is completely Biasing torque to the front it will throw power to the as needed.

There is no differential or descent control in the Tiguan.

faults

I like compact in general for their easy and utility, but the 2013 Volkswagen comes off as a pretty big failure, considering the $37,955 price The base model comes in $23,000, but lacks the electronics, seating, and other amenities of the SEL version.

Volkswagen pioneered efficient tech for passenger cars, but automakers have recently implementing direct injection and for even better results. badly needs to update its tech. Ride quality was the most obvious fault. The uses good suspension so the solution may just come to better tuning.

As for cabin I could see this navigation in a $15,000 car, but not in something 40 grand. The whole cabin suite is pretty basic, the bare minimum of features. The sound quality was a big red flag for me. I want to own a car where I couldn’t listening to music.

Some of these issues, as price and audio quality, be addressed in the 2014 Tiguan. If you are for a compact SUV, make to test-drive the next model Tiguan.

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