2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Reviews & Lease Deals

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Quick Facts

Especially sporty handling

Powerful turbocharged engine

High-quality cabin with flexible, comfortable rear seats

Intuitive interior controls

Less cargo space than most competitors

Low fuel economy

Requires premium fuel

The 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan ranks 7 out of 21 Affordable Compact SUVs. This ranking is based on U.S. News analysis of 31 published reviews and test drives of the Volkswagen Tiguan, and U.S.

News analysis of reliability and safety data.

Reviewers say the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan is hard to beat thanks to its powerful engine and upscale interior.

The Volkswagen Tiguan has one of the peppiest engines in the class and one of the nicest interiors, but its high price may force some shoppers to turn to competitors with lower prices and better fuel economy ratings, like the Mazda CX-7. Though the Tiguan is expensive, reviewers think it offers a lot for the money, and the base model is well-equipped.

Despite its top performance, the 2012 VW Tiguan lags behind other compact SUVS because it’s not as utilitarian. But most reviewers don’t mind the Tiguan’s meager cargo space because the rear seat is really spacious, and passengers can slide the rear seat forward and back to get comfortable. Families willing to sacrifice some cargo space for a quality interior and a powerful engine should be pleased with the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan.

If you need a lot of cargo room to haul your stuff, several compact SUVs will meet your needs. The Hyundai Tucson, one of the most affordable SUVs in the class, uses less gas and has a longer warranty than the VW Tiguan. And while the Tucson can’t compare in terms of standard features and interior quality, it can be comparably equipped for less cash.

Made for families on the go, the Honda CR-V surpasses the Tiguan in terms of utility. The CR-V has a large cargo area with the seats folded. It also has an interior cargo shelf and cubbies that make organizing a breeze for busy parents.

The Honda CR-V is priced affordably, but can get expensive when you add extra features.

Volkswagen has given the 2012 Tiguan a mid-cycle refresh. Among Volkswagen’s notable changes are redesigned front and rear ends and higher fuel economy ratings. The Tiguan is available in three trims: S, SE and SEL.

Because the Tiguan only received a mid-cycle refresh, this article features content from earlier Tiguan reviews.

The automotive press says the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan reminds them of the spirited Volkswagen GTI, and praises its car-like handling.

The Tiguan’s styling isn’t radical, but reviewers like its simple exterior. It does have the feeling of a hot hatch, just slowed down a bit by the added height,” says Motor Trend. “Its looks, while more sedate, are now much classier and upscale than before.

The 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan has less cargo space than its competitors, but it outshines the competition in nearly every other interior area.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the 2012 Tiguan a Top Safety Pick.

The 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan reliability score shown is the Predicted Reliability rating provided by J.D. Power and Associates. The Tiguan comes with a three-year/36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty, which is a lot shorter than the new vehicle limited warranty that comes with the Hyundai Tucson.

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