2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
The compact Golf might serve as ideal transportation in European cities, but Americans prefer bigger cars. With wider roads, wider butts, and--depending on where you live--tough weather conditions, an all-wheel-drive crossover seems to best fit the needs of American drivers. Enter the Tiguan, a tall hatchback based on the Golf but sized for us. VW calls it the "GTI of compact SUVs," and that's not far off. After all, the Tiguan shares the GTI's basic chassis setup, excellent body control, and prodigious grip. The only engine is the powerful and refined turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The Tiguan offers a better driving experience than do most of its competitors, but at the expense of a few miles per gallon. Buyers can choose from a six-speed manual or automatic transmission and front- or all-wheel drive. The Tiguan has a smooth ride and offers familiar, easy-to-use ergonomics. In fact, the Tiguan's biggest drawback is its moniker. Named by an apparently intoxicated bunch of Germans, it's half-tiger and half-iguana. This makes no sense, but the vehicle itself does. It's much smaller than the Touareg on the outside but still offers a lot of room inside. It's much less thirsty at the gas pump, too. Call it what you will, the Tiguan is a nice, if somewhat more expensive, alternative to the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V.
Volkswagen Up Cross Up Front Three Quarters
Following the enthusiastic public reception of the Cross Up! and Buggy Up! concepts that debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen is reportedly considering an Up!-based SUV, according to the German newspaper Handelsblatt. SUVs are one of the fastest-growing vehicle segments in Europe.
Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept Front
Automotive News Europe is reporting that Volkswagen design head Walter de Silva is reportedly planning a compact crossover to slot in beneath the Tiguan in Europe.
Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept Front Left Angle
We knew Volkswagen would probably have something up its sleeve at the Tokyo show, but this one surprised us all. The Cross Coupé concept takes the wacky proportions from cars like the BMW X6 and Acura ZDX, grafts on VW's newest design language, and applies it to a compact, Tiguan-sized package.
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Drivers Side Front Three Quarters In Motion
Seven years. Barring the extended lifespan of the original New Beetle, Volkswagen officials say their products have a shelf life of seven years before an all-new replacement arrives on the market. Following that formula, the VW Tiguan, which launched in 2008 as a 2009 model, isn't due to be completely overhauled until 2015.
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Drivers Side Front Three Quarters In Motion

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S FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4
22 MPG City | 27 MPG Hwy
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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Specifications

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2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
18 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
26 MPG
200 hp @ 5100rpm
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)
36,000 miles / 36 months
60,000 miles / 60 months
Unlimited miles / 144 months
36,000 miles / 36 months
36,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
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.
A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.
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
Volkswagen of America, Inc.

NHTSA Rating Front Driver
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NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
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NHTSA Rating Rear Side
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NHTSA Rating Overall
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