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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan - Consumer Review

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One year and 20k mile Tiguan SE Review
By miless on

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

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Bought my 2012 Tiguan SE late in 2012 as a leftover with 0% financing. I now have driven it for one year and just over 20,000 miles and still love it. I traded in a Jetta TDI because I wanted to go back to AWD. I am averaging about 25 mpg on the Tiguan, with the majority on highways. Better than I expected. Can get 30 mpg on highway if you work at it. Very comfortable seats and smooth ride. Handles well for a small SUV but don't expect golf-like handling. Has decent power, once the turbo gets going. The transmission does shift a lot as others have said. Brakes are great. Love the sound system including Sirius and iPod. Very few issues and free VW service for 36k

Best Features

Very comfortable seats, and easy to hop in and out. The step-in height is perfect. Great visibility VW build quality inside and out Lots of small storage bins, especially when you don't opt for the sunroof. Love the simple dash layout Simple but effective touch screen radio with Sirius and iPod interface. Also has a media card slot. Great in rain and snow Auto up/down on all windows Heated seats work great

Worst Features

Biggest problem is lack of cargo space in rear. Can't fit golf clubs unless I put one of the rear seats down. Much smaller than it should be looking at the vehicle. Then again the rear seat is roomy so... DSG transmission Where is the TDI? SE should have auto climate control Should have auto dimming rear view mirror
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