2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Purchased 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.
- Smooth Ride
- Simple interior design
- Easy to park
- 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.
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!