2014 Volkswagen Tiguan Consumer Review: Sporty high-end feel
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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan - Consumer Review

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R-Line 4Motion 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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Sporty high-end feel
By martygardner on

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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

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I've had the Tiguan for about two months now and am happy with the purchase. Coming from a Camry, the taller height and tighter feel are welcomed. The build quality and cabin design are excellent, and the pickup is great, especially in Sport shift mode. I do find that the tighter feel can create a bumpy ride on rough roads. I don't have enough experience with other sporty cars to know if this is just what you get, or if it's unique to the VW. It's not enough to outweigh the pluses, but I notice it.

Best Features

- Panoramic sunroof - Seat and mirror memory - Clean cabin design with quality materials - Interior room, especially headroom for tall guys - Bluetooth music streaming from phone - Tap turn signal for three flash lane change - Fender sound system rocks

Worst Features

Honestly, the built-in navigation and music interface is pretty darn poor. (The one on my seven-year-old Camry was much easier-to-use.) The screen isn't very big. Entering destinations uses confusing icons and isn't efficient at all. And even with a full-color touch-screen, the radio presets are just numbers that you have to scroll through. Seriously? I have to remember to press 4 for sports radio on the touch screen? In general, VW has not been very ambitious in incorporating newer tech features like self-adjusting cruise control, blind spot warnings, automatic wipers. It doesn't even have an integrated garage door opener. These have proved a bit disappointing.
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