Quite a lot of turbo lag off the line: 0-30 is slow, but 0-60 is not. Shifts in either "D" or "S" are smooth at the expense of quickness.
While the 60-0 stopping distances aren't outstanding, the pedal feel is better than the others (e.g., RAV4 and CR-V) and the brakes resisted fade far better than the average CUV.
Skid pad: Because the power delivery is prone to surge and the suspension is reluctant to take a set, keeping the VW on a constant arc at a constant speed is a little difficult. Steering feel is quite vague and artificially heavy. Still, this is a bunch of grip for a CUV. Slalom: Suspension travel is rather long, so transitions take a rather long time. There's pronounced yaw delay and steering gain once the Tiguan takes a set. In the end, however, there's a way to exploit these tendencies and the Tiguan proves one of the quickest CUVs through the cones despite its non-defeat ESP.