2010 Volkswagen Tiguan

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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan
The VW Tiguan is a smaller version of the hugely popular Touareg and brings many of the best features from it to a smaller package. The Tiguan is a small crossover vehicle that is very strong in the off road department, but was mostly developed for performing on the road. This model comes with a 2.0 liter engine that offers 200 horsepower and is coupled with a 6 speed automatic transmission to offer a seamless shifting experience like no other. The turbocharged four cylinder engine offers a great deal of power, but it also is a very fuel efficient motor giving the Tiguan 26 miles to the gallon on the highway.

The large 18 inch wheels give this VW a striking appeal and with many interior accessories like touch screen controls, powered leather seats and Bluetooth controls there are many great luxuries available too. The Tiguan is a very competitive crossover and even though it is small, it packs quit a punch. The Tiguan is competitively priced at only $23,485 in its base trim level, but can cost over $30,000 at the top trim option.
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;Volkswagen was a late arrival to the burgeoning compact crossover arena, now the fourth-largest segment in the U.S. new-car market. VW’s entry, the Tiguan, arrived for 2009. VW has also lingered longer than other manufacturers in the field of station wagons, probably due to the fact that wagons are so popular in its home market. VW still offers two station wagons here, the Jetta and the Passat. But the Passat, at least, is on its way out. For 2010, it’s down to a single model and a single powertrain, the 2.0T four-cylinder with front-wheel drive. The V-6 and all-wheel drive are gone.
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan Front
This was my first time driving the Volkswagen Tiguan; I think my expectations may have been too high. I always imagined the Tiguan to be a GTI with more ground clearance, but it's not.
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan Front Three Quarters
As we've all come to expect from Volkswagen, the interior of the Tiguan is full of well-designed, high-quality materials that fit together properly and are placed so that they make sense ergonomically. The exterior profile makes the Tiguan look like a scaled-down Touareg, which wouldn't be a bad thing, except it seems to be scaled down about half a size too small. Compared with its Japanese, Korean, and American competitors, the Tiguan is lacking in the one thing that crossover vehicles are supposed to provide - cargo capacity. With the second row in place, there is only 23.8 cubic feet of capacity (56.1 with the second row folded). And to top it all off, the Tiguan is priced higher than those same competitors.
Amy Skogstrom
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan Shore
If you're a product planner, sometimes it's best to ignore history's lessons. Twenty years ago, Volkswagen took a five-door Golf, jacked up the suspension, installed all-wheel-drive, and called it the Golf Country Syncro. The oddball Frankenhatch ultimately proved to be a flop.
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan Front
Over the course of the long Memorial Day weekend, I kept looking at the Tiguan every time I walked out of my house, thinking, "Is it me, or is the front end kinda weird?" It seems like it's just a couple of inches too long in relation to the rest of the body. Overall, I think the design theme is sound, but there's something about that schnoz.
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan Cabin
I much prefer VW's Jetta wagon to the Tiguan, but I can see the appeal of this vehicle. Our all-wheel-drive test car sits quite high off the ground, so not only does it provide easy entry, the car could also actually tackle some greasy, off-the-beaten-path terrain. I'm not saying you should take it off-roading, but it could certainly handle as much as most SUV owners throw at their Ford Explorers and Jeep Grand Cherokees. The high center of gravity weakens the Tiguan's handling quite a bit, but the car still steers and drives decently. Acceleration is quite good, too, considering the fact that this turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is usually in the engine bay of considerably lighter sedans and small hatchbacks.
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan Mountain Snow
There's nothing offensive about the way the Tiguan is styled, how it's built, or the way it drives, but this Volkswagen leaves me a bit cold. The turbocharged 2.0-liter makes for a quick little crossover, but the engine drones more and is generally more invasive than in other applications, such as the GTI. The interior is well screwed together, but it all seems a bit staid. On the other hand, I try to think of a better V-6 competitor like the Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, or Chevrolet Equinox and I can't think of a substantially better vehicle. Maybe my problem isn't the Volkswagen Tiguan, but that the small crossover segment suffers from the same lack of passion and originality as the family sedan category.
Eric Tingwall
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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
19 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
26 MPG
Horsepower:
200 hp @ 5100rpm
Torque:
207 ft lb of torque @ 1700rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:31
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Tiguan vehicles manufactured July 2007 through June 2011. Due to a problem with the fuse for the exterior lights, the holder for the fuse that controls the vehicle's exterior lights circuit may melt.
Consequences
If the holder melts, there may be a partial loss of exterior lighting. Reduced vehicle illumination diminishes the vehicle's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuse, free of charge. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's recall number is 97Z9/2V.
Potential Units Affected
62,155
Notes
Volkswagen of America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:31
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Tiguan vehicles manufactured July 2007 through June 2011. Due to a problem with the fuse for the exterior lights, the holder for the fuse that controls the vehicle's exterior lights circuit may melt.
Consequences
If the holder melts, there may be a partial loss of exterior lighting. Reduced vehicle illumination diminishes the vehicle's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuse, free of charge. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's recall number is 97Z9/2V.
Potential Units Affected
62,155
Notes
Volkswagen of America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2009-2014 Tiguan vehicles manufactured July 2007 to June 2014. When using winterized fuel, in certain conditions bubbles may form in the fuel system which could result in the vehicle stalling.
Consequences
A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle's software to increase the fuel pump pressure, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 19, 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24AV/2W.
Potential Units Affected
151,389
Notes
Volkswagen of America, Inc.


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
N/R

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