Vehicle2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
ReviewPurchased the Tiguan because my elderly dad was finding the Jetta too low, so we decided to get a compact SUV. We love the VW's European styling and handling. My 2010 Jetta got about 20 MPG combined. Based on sticker I expected that I would get at least 20 maybe 21 MPG combined with the Tiguan, the dealer kept telling me after 'break in' period I would get better mileage, well it has been about 6000 miles, so is it broken in??? I like the car but if knew i was only going to get 18 MPG I would have purchased the CRV, Mazda, or any of the others. They are all fine.
Best Features- Comfortable - Smooth Ride - Simple interior design - Easy to park
Worst Features- Back up camera should be standard equipment. - Offer a diesel version, gas engine is so inefficient - better yet offer an electric or hybrid. - Cargo space is very limited. - When in reverse there should be audio indicator.
on 09/18/13 13:54 PM (PDT)
Hi Glassdish! I was feeling the same way that you were when I bought mine. Early on I felt like I was stuck at about 20-22 mpg but I also did a lot of city driving and I found it difficult staying out of the throttle (it is waaayyy too much fun). As I approached 15,000 miles my mpgs were coming up nicely. When I first got the vehicle (bought new) I couldn't even get above 24 on the highway and now I can get about 28-29 on the highway which actually exceeds what the sticker said. I feel your pain moving from the Jetta (but mine was an older TDI that got 50 mpg consistently). It does get better, hang in there!Report it
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