2009 Volkswagen Tiguan & Review

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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

2009 Volkswagen

No, not all crossovers are created equal. are more car than truck, and are essentially more wagon anything else. And then the Tiguan which Volkswagen has great pains in trying to that it is more than a miniature version of the Touraeg.

are the results.

Tiguan#39;s Taut

Unlike the huge swaths of leveled daily against the industry, Volkswagen has navigated the climate by performing a balancing act in model offerings. For every or upscale model, an equally efficient and thrifty vehicle is available. Case in point is the which attempts to compress the (and thirsty) performance of the into a diminutive and inexpensive while maintaining a high of quality.

Powertrain and Performance

Under the Hood

An advantage VW has is it#8217;s sibling accurately, parental) relationship Audi.  The byproduct is that the makes use of the same turbo-charged, 200-horsepower inline four cylinder is used in the Audi TT.  a bad place to start.  This also produces 206 ft.-lb. of which lends itself to those that may attempt to put the under moderate towing of up to 2,200 lbs.

  In comparison to similar competition the performs admirably in reaching 60 mph in 7.3 seconds, though VW only a more modest 7.8 second the manual version.  You#8217;d to opt for a six cylinder Toyota RAV4 to that time.  But speed not be of major concern in this anyway.

  While the base model S with either a six-speed shift or automatic transmission, the SE and SEL are only available with the albeit with a manual built in.  An AWD version may make it#8217;s way to North Nevertheless, the Tiguan feels and sufficiently tough in rougher and can manage being thrown corners without significant roll.

  In many reviews, braking also seems to be a real the Tiguan has over its rivals.



Outwardly, the in some estimations is even attractive than the big brother in which it unashamedly borrows its DNA The Tiguan claims seating for though putting three adults in the rear seats be difficult for any length of time.  highlights the most prominent space.  Most significantly, space which is very and presumably a major consideration for who are looking to downsize to the Tiguan a larger SUV.

  To its credit, the VW#8217;s flexible design helps offset its size.  The rear seats down and are adjustable in two sections, and forward and back with six inches of travel.  That the tilting and telescoping steering make it easy to adjust the and rear seats to accommodate larger

  Measuring 174.3 inches 71.2 inches wide, and inches tall, the Tiguan is  overall than a Honda which spans 178.0 x x 66.1.  But looks can be deceiving. The with a 102.5-inch wheelbase CR-V#8217;s is 103.1 in), is quite roomy inside-6-plus get plenty of headroom and legroom up front or in back-boasting a 60/40-split seat that slides and reclines, not only increasing for passengers but also making the cubic feet of cargo expandable.

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