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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Sport Utility Crossover

MSRP Range: $22,995 - $37,130 | 18 MPG City - 26 MPG Highway

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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Sport Utility Crossover

Benefits of Driving a 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Sport Utility Crossover

The Volkswagen Tiguan stands out in the crowded field of compact crossover utility vehicles as being just a little sportier and more fun to drive. Handling and maneuverability are its 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.

What's new for 2013?

The Tiguan remains relatively unchanged for 2013. An electronic parking brake is standard across the entire model range, as is a hill-hold feature that keeps the vehicle from rolling backwards on uphill starts. New trim pieces include a leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel and a leather wrapped shift knob. SE trims get a partially power adjustable passenger seat while SEL trims get one that is fully power adjustable. SEL trims also receive a rear back up camera.

Model Strengths

  • Perky, responsive driving feel
  • handling and maneuverability
  • stylish, upright appearance
  • roomy, adjustable backseat
  • fuel efficiency
  • safety ratings

Model Review

The Tiguan is offered in S, LE, 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.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Sport Utility Crossover

2WD 4dr Man S

Engine

Engine Type 2.0L Turbocharged Gas I4
Horsepower 200 @ 5100-6000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 207 @ 1700-5000 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Capacity 16.8 gal
Fuel Economy 18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 436.8 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD

Wheels

Rims 16 x 6.5 in.
Tires P215/65R16
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 39.1 in. / 40.1 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 39.0 in. / 35.8 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 102.5 in.
Curb Weight 3433 lb.
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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Sport Utility Crossover

2WD 4dr Man S

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Climate Control Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Air Conditioning Optional
Climate Control Optional
Dual Zone Climate Control Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Wheel Locks Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional
Running Boards Optional
Trailer Hitch Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard