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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan - Consumer Reviews

2013 Volkswagen Tiguan

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Best Volkswagen Yet
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By erikn206
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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

This is my third and favorite Volkswagen.
My first was a '95 Jetta, then a '07 4Motion Passat Wagon, and now this 2013 Tiguan. The interior is well laid out and comfy. The giant sunroof is just cool.
This small crossover SUV has some trade-offs with my previous wagon.
It's tallness makes it easier to maneuver in the city, but it's smallness means it doesn't feel as solid and smooth over the studded tire ruts on the freeway.
After two longer highway trips I'm used to it and wouldn't go back.
The transmission holds a low gear when you crest steep hills.
It's a little noisy and strange at first, but works well to keep the car from accelerating rapidly at the crest of the hill.


Best Features

The Tiguan has a giant sunroof, great visibility, quick acceleration, very easy to park, versatile rear seat folding options, all-wheel drive, and a fit and finish that far exceeds the Subaru Forester or Mazda CX-5.


Worst Features

I'd love a TDI diesel engine, auto engine shutoff, and any other better-for-the-environment technology. Darker tint on the windows and a darker sunshade on the sunroof. Add park distance beepers, LED tail lights, and auto brake hold for stop-and-go traffic. Motorized tailgate. Have the mirrors fold on their own when you lock the car. Apple Siri integration into the Bluetooth.


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Love The Tiguan
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By roger8989
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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan S 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

Lots of power,Drives positive like a sports car,went on a trip using premium fuel 31mpg hiway Chilliwack Volkswagon(keith) gave me a great deal and there are quite a few other Tiguans around now so I assume others have had a great deal also! I talked to someone complaining about lugging but it is supposed to keep it in the highest gear possible to keep the RPM's down to save fuel (it is doing what it is supposed to do lol!)


Worst Features

I wish they put a Diesel engine in it i probably would have bought one! More cargo room would be nice


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2013 VW Tiguan
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By lgpod
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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan S 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I love my 2013 VW Tiguan S.
It's build with quality, and great design on both the exterior and interior. With the manuel 6 speed transmission, the pick up and handling are excellent, which makes having to use premium gas much less painful. The engine is extremely quite and very responsive.

Cargo room could be a bit more generous.

Overall a great vehicle!


Best Features

My favorite features are excellent pick up and handling, as well a smooth shifting manuel 6 speed transmission.


Worst Features

More cargo room.


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Great car!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By justanyguy
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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

I am a faithful VW driver, 4 vehicles over the last 13 years. You either love em or hate em! I buy Volkswagons for German styling, fit and finish, and enjoyable driving experience. They fit a pricing niche above Toyotas and Hondas and below Audi and BMW.The Tiguan is a typical example of a stylish, functional and truly enjoyable vehicle. Among the reasons to enjoy a Tiguan, is not being one of every ten cars on the road being a CRV or a Rav4.


Best Features

Panoramic sun roof, overall looks and styling, great acceleration.


Worst Features

Inside liftgate release, a curious omission for a company that stresses details. Cargo space is not usually an issue as I don't do a lot of hauling other than groceries and smaller items. Admittedly, hauling four people and four large suitcases to the airport may be an issue.


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Pretty to Look at - Not fun to drive
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By gennac
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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4dr SUV w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

The interior is very comfortable with great features.
Performance lags -- down right awful on hot summer day w/AC on.
Not only does it guzzle down a lot more gas - expensive premium gas I may add but it becomes erratic when idling or in traffic.
Try taking your foot off the brake when in traffic with the ac on and watch your car lurch forward without giving it gas.
Not to mention the sound it makes while your foot is on the brake while the engine sounds like a helicopter hovering overhead.


Worst Features

Fix issues w/AC compressor and impact on engine.


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