2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Top Comparisons

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2012 Volkswagen TiguanReview
Charlie writes:
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Great value for the money - we love our Tiguan!

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion AWDReview
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Great Looking Family Car — Super fun ride with the Turbo, good family car, bluetooth is great for music, heated seats are a plus in Colorado, smooth ride, small cargo space, uses premium fuel (yikes), but good gas mileage, all in all a really great car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Looks, interior, bluetooth, handling

Cons: premium gas...

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SELReview
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Power And Handling Are Excellent! — My wife drives this car and she loves it. We use to own a 2009 VW Tiguan but my wife was in a very bad accident. The car was totaled. We went back to the dealer and purchased the exact car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Excellent power with some modification done by Reza at Bugsville Service Center in Northridge.

Cons: Factory power is sluggish.  Once the ECU is upgraded with Neuspeed technology and cold air intake the car is flawless.

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL with Premium NavigationReview
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Sporty Small Suv — Handling is very good, typical German engineering. Braking is nice too, I get 23mpg when driving in the city. Maintenance is minimal, 1st oil change at 10k, second recommended at 20k. Heated leather seat in the front are a good plus.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Awesome engine, 2.0TSI has good power, and mpg is very good

Cons: It is very rough on interstate highways where the joints aren't great. Not sure if this is just the ultra low profile tires combined with a very short wheelbase...or?

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL with Premium NavigationReview
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Awesome Compact Suv — This has to be one of the top compact SUV's made. Great ride, nice zip in the acceleration and very attractive design! Nice solid German manufacturing feel. Average 22 mpg to and from work which is 1/2 freeway and 1/2 surface streets.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fantastic looks, great acceleration, solid German feel and ride.

Cons: None really. I just decided I want a sedan after years of SUV's.

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion AWDReview
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German Quality — Our Volkswagen Tiguan Sportline 2.0 TDI 4MOTION BlueMotion Technology 140 DSG 7 A very nice metallic night blue with 3D navigation, park control, Dynamic Lane Assist + Light Assist, 'Coming home Leaving home', 'Connectivity' pack. A very pleasant car to drive !

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Lane assist

Cons: No speed limiter, just a cruise control...

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE Review
Be513 says:
vs2012 Toyota RAV4 Base
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE winning categories:
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Power Ranked 2012 Toyota RAV4 Base worse.
"More powerful engine and more fun to drive"
Value Ranked 2012 Toyota RAV4 Base worse.
"Overall the Tiguan had the basic features we wanted, build quality seemed on par with RAV4, but was able to get a newer year at better price than the RAV4 "
Would Buy Ranked 2012 Toyota RAV4 Base worse.
"Overall the Tiguan had the basic features we wanted, build quality seemed on par with RAV4, but was able to get a newer year at better price than the RAV4 "
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion AWD with Sunroof and Navigation Review
GuruYBF4T says:
Amazing car! Drives like a dream! Comfortable seats that have amazing support for a person such as myself with multiple back problems! Beautiful interior, well crafted in leather. Without experience in this vehicle, I instinctively reached for features such as lights, heated seats etc and everything was at my fingertips...easy to find. The steering, brakes etc are smooth and responsive, and the drive is a quiet one, even on the highway with the moon-sun roof open. Speaking of sun-moon roof, the largest one I have ever seen or experienced!! And not clunky or cheap! A mesh net opens at the front, catching bugs etc so as not to allow them into the car at high speeds on the highway! Great design inside and out! I ended up purchasing the vehicle and am super happy!!
vs2011 Kia Forte5 SX
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion AWD with Sunroof and Navigation winning categories:
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Family Car Ranked 2011 Kia Forte5 SX worse.
"Security locks in back doors"
Would Buy Ranked 2011 Kia Forte5 SX worse.
"Bought it! Beautiful inside and out! Many great features!"
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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion AWD with Sunroof and Navigation Review
Jose says:
vs2012 Jeep Compass
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Power Ranked 2012 Jeep Compass worse.
"Turbo"
Value Ranked 2012 Jeep Compass worse.
"Navigation"

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Reviews

Review By Tony

Fantastic vehicle. I have the SE trim level with the leatherette interior. Handles and feels like a much larger vehicle. 7 seats as well. Comfortable, good gas mileage and totally reliable. I’ll actu... Read More

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So far so good, I just got it, so far I love it! Read More

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