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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV - Consumer Reviews

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV

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By KirkyMD
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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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After almost a year and a half of research, I finally decided to go with the VW Tiguan. Moving from a Ford Explorer AWD V8, this is definitely a change. The Tiguan is lower so its height is somewhere in between a mid-size SUV and a car. The ride is great considering the wheel-base, yet still offers plenty of room for four adults to travel comfortably. The 4 cylinder has obviously less power, but it'll move when it's needed. I was initially worried about cargo space, and while it is certainly smaller than what I'm used to, it allows for most common trips the store without having to put the seats down. All in all, very pleased. I'm hoping this vehicle lasts for a while.


Best Features

Front exterior design. Moonroof. Multifunctional Display. Interior lighting at night. Comfortable seats. Powerful 4 cylinder.


Worst Features

Rear armrest could use some quality improvement (when compared with everything else in the cabin, it seems cheap). Otherwise, great job Volkwagen!


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Great value, Fun to drive CUV
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By MAD63
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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV S 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Build quality and performance are on the top of my list. Reliablity, we'll see as time goes on but at this point everything is spot on with the Tiguan. Surprisingly nimble, although the Michilein tires on the S model are not up to the handling capabilities of the chassis. At 6'4" comfort is not a problem in this CUV, good leg and head room, cargo capacity is as expected but much more than my sports sedan I traded in. Interior materials, seats dash and carpets are very good quality as are fit and finish of the exterior. Color match on the rear fascia is slightly off color for the White Gold but not enough to complain over.


Best Features

The Turbo 2.0T engine and the 6spd Auto. Great fun, just point and shoot. Even with a heavy foot I average 22 mpg in mixed driving using premium fuel only, I've recorded upwards of 27 mpg. highway on a couple of short trips.


Worst Features

With the exception of the splashy tires, nothing. Fuel economy is where I would expect for this type of performance, there is a trade off between fuel economy and acceleration, I'll take acceleration and performance.


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By DAVID
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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV SE 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Moving from larger suv but wanted all its features minus size. This suv fits the bill. Excellent fit and finish. The 4-cylinder turbo is the best of its class. The ride is stiff but ergonomically sound. The Tiguan has highest rating on all categories of safety including roof strength by the IIHS. Interior is thoughtfully planned out. You pay more for this vehicle versus the other small suvs out there but you get more.


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Class winner HANDS DOWN (are you tall?)
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By Diggity
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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV SE 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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IMO the tiguan wins Best in Class. It is the ONLY vehicle in comparison that Ive found comfortable, font and back for tall people. Im 6'4 and the Tig is the sweetest ride Ive tested outside of the full sized SUVs. Editors seem to only have two complaints - the price tag is higher and it has marginally less cargo space. I cant argue the sticker - but lets be honest. Yes, that will sacrifice 2MPG, but the solid acceleration and grip on the road is the benefit. Cargo space? If the difference is that important you should probably be looking at the full sized. Great VW !


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By Bevmo
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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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I moved up from a compact car to a compact SUV to accommodate my growing family and deal with the decaying CA roads. The Tiguan is right-sized for urban life in the Bay Area, quite compact exterior for nimble driving and parking, but a very spacious interior. In comparison, Rav4 and CRV are weird/dull/dated. I had hopes for the Forester but the interior was extremely cheap - read the reviews. The Tiguan is in a class of its own for build quality, design, and driving experience. More expensive yes but better value as I will be enjoying this for many years. The 2.0T engine is fantastic, I feel I have the GTI from my youth wrapped in a responsible family package with all safety features.


Best Features

Space in rear seat - panoramic roof has limo like wow factor. Practical VW design: Sliding rear seats allow more trunk space. Fold flat rear and passenger seats. Right mirror dips to view curb when reversing. Unpainted plastic wheel arch and fender strips will protect against scratches.


Worst Features

Few inches longer car for a little more trunk space. Media Device Interface (MDI) iPod/USB and Bluetooth integration should be standard with the navigation system.


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