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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

At a Glance

Pricing $23,200 - $32,940
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T
Transmissions A6, M6
Fuel Economy 18-19 (city), 24-26 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 57

Overview Information

Volkswagen's first compact SUV, the Tiguan takes on the popular Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 that have dominated the market. The base Tiguan S and SE are priced competitively below $30K, while the Tiguan SEL tops out at over $37K. Cloth upholstery is standard on Tiguan S and SE models, but the SEL has standard leather seats. The base Tiguan S is front-wheel drive only, while the 4Motion all-wheel drive system is optional on the SE and SEL models. A standard 200-bhp 2.0L turbo-4 is coupled to a choice of a 6-speed manual (Tiguan S only) or automatic. On upper trim levels, the Tiguan includes 17 or 18-inch alloy wheels, while the Tiguan S gets 16-inch alloys. Options include a panoramic sunroof, DVD/hard disk-based navigation system with rearview camera, trailer hitch, and rear side airbags. ABS and ESP (Electronic Stability Program) are standard on all models. The Tiguan is rated to tow trailers up to 2,200 lbs.

Official Word:

Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that its all-new and highly anticipated compact sport utility vehicle Tiguan is now available in dealer showrooms. Staying true to Volkswagen's autobahn heritage, the Tiguan is truly the GTI of compact sport utility vehicles. Tiguan brings new standards of design aesthetics, driving dynamics, safety features, and a host of luxury and convenience attributes to an emerging category. Tiguan offers distinctive European design characteristics such as a sophisticated and eye-catching face,...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Tiguan S 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) M6 FWD 19/26/22 50 $23,200
Tiguan S 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 FWD 18/24/21 46 $24,300
Tiguan SE 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 FWD 18/24/21 50 $26,925
Tiguan SE 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 AWD 18/24/21 56 $28,875
Tiguan SEL 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 FWD 18/24/21 51 $30,990
Tiguan SEL 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 AWD 18/24/21 57 $32,940