2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Consumer Review: The perfect car for city drive

2013 Volkswagen Tiguan - Consumer Review

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17 Total Reviews

S 4Motion 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic w/Sunroof)

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9 of 14 people found this review helpful
The perfect car for city drivers
By selitos on


2013 Volkswagen Tiguan S 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD w/Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


My fiance wanted an SUV via a lease, I wanted a CC.
Knowing we couldn't afford both, the Tiguan was the perfect domestic compromise.

I've seen in many reviews how the Tiguan is a poor value and I absolutely disagree.
We wanted AWD, Sunroof, Bluetooth, a peppy engine, fuel efficiency, and a reasonable payment.
The Tiguan S delivered on all these save fuel efficiency (20/26 awd is passable and not a deal-breaker).
The SEL may have a bloated price, but the base S is definitely a good value.

The Tiguan's 2.0 TSI is a great engine.
The car feels sporty but also compliant over rough roads.

The cargo room leaves much to be desired, but living in the city the maneuverability is quite welcome

Best Features

I have many. The powertrain is awesome, but what surprised me about the car - even after taking possession of it - is how comfortable the seats are. I have a bad back and I prefer a firm mattress as well as firm seating. The Tiguan also has standard lumbar support. We don't have kids, so back seat comfort was never considered, but after riding in the back last night I'm amazed at how easy it was to fall asleep.

Worst Features

To be determined - we've only had the Tiguan a few days. The jury is still out on dealer experience and the car's reliability. So far so good on both.
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