2011 Volkswagen Tiguan Sport Utility Crossover
Benefits of Driving a 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan Sport Utility Crossover
The 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan stands out in the crowded field of compact crossover utility vehicles as being just a little sportier and fun to drive. Handling and maneuverability are strengths. The Tiguan's turbocharged engine offers impressive performance, while still being reasonably good with gas, and the tall-roof design affords impressive interior space--especially for backseat occupants. It's also been a strong safety achiever; the IIHS named the 2010 Tiguan a Top Safety Pick for its excellent occupant protection. And the improved Bluetooth connectivity for 2011 will no-doubt be a highly valued upgrade.
What's new for 2011?
Bluetooth, including hands-free calling and audio streaming, is now standard across the entire lineup, and a navigation system is now available on the SE and standard on the SEL. Sound systems have been revamped across the lineup, as have wheel designs, and a new-design steering wheel matches the one that's been phased in on the Golf. A new Smart Key keyless entry system and push-button start is now standard on top-of-the-range SEL models.
- Perky, responsive driving feel
- handling and maneuverability
- stylish, upright appearance
- roomy, adjustable backseat
- fuel efficiency
- safety ratings
The Tiguan remains offered in S, SE and SEL trims; both are offered either with front-wheel drive or 4Motion all-wheel drive, and while a 6-speed automatic transmission is available on either model, the S can be had with a 6-speed manual.