2010 Volkswagen Tiguan

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The Golf-based Tiguan, the small turbocharged SUV in the Volkswagen lineup, receives a new touch-screen radio and minor equipment changes for 2010.
  • New instrument cluster
  • Premium VIII \"touchscreen\" radio replaces Premium VII radio
  • Standard Bluetooth phone connectivity on SE and SEL models
  • Media Device Interface (MDI) with iPod cable is only available with the Navigation package

The Volkswagen Tiguan is a 5-seat, 4-door compact crossover wagon. For 2010, the Tiguan comes in a new specially badged trim, the Wolfsburg Edition.

Four trim levels are available for the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan. The entry-level Tiguan S trim includes 16-inch wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, some power accessories, and an 8-speaker sound system. The Tiguan SE offers more power accessories, an upgraded stereo, and 17 inch wheels. The Tiguan Wolfsburg Edition is the SE trim with special badging, wheels, and upholstery. The top-level Tiguan SEL steps up to leather upholstery (optional with the SE), automatic wipers, automatic bi-Xenon headlights, automatic dual-zone climate control, and a premium sound system. Stand-alone options include a hard-drive-based navigation system and a panoramic sunroof. The Tiguan offers 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the seats; maximum cargo space is 56.1 cubic feet, according to Volkswagen.

All 2010 Volkswagen Tiguans feature front-wheel drive (FWD) as standard equipment. All-wheel drive (AWD) is available on the Tiguan SE and SEL trims. The S and Wolfsburg Edition Tiguans employ a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, or a 6-speed automatic as an option. The Tiguan SE and SEL feature the automatic transmission as standard. The Tiguan's power plant is a 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter, inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 206 lb.-ft. of torque and delivers 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway with FWD or AWD and an automatic transmission, according to the EPA. With manual transmission, it delivers 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

The 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan's standard safety features include anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, front side air bags, side curtain air bags, and optional rear side air bags. In government crash tests, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the Tiguan 5 (out of 5) stars in front- and side-impact tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Tiguan the highest-possible \"Good\" overall ratings on all impact tests.

Starting MSRPs for the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan ranged from $23,200 to $33,500.


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  • Name S (FWD 4dr Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 23200.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
  • Name S (FWD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 24300.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
  • Name SE (FWD 4dr *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27405.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
  • Name SE w/Leather (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28765.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
  • Name SEL (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 31550.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
  • Name SE (AWD 4dr *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29355.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
  • Name SE w/Leather (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30715.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
  • Name SEL (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 33500.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
  • Name Wolfsburg (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27750.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
  • Name Wolfsburg (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29700.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
  • Name S (AWD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 26250.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
  • Cloth front bucket seats w/dual 8-way seat adjusters, dual manual lumbar, fold-flat passenger seat
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat w/slide adjustment, recline, armrest
  • Height adjustable rear seat head restraints
  • Front center armrest w/storage compartment
  • Dual front/rear cupholders
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • 1-touch lane change feature
  • Instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip odometer, engine temp, oil pressure, gear indicator, clock, outside temp
  • Pwr windows w/one-touch auto up/down, pinch protection, driver side lockout, key operated open/close
  • Pwr door locks w/auto-lock
  • Central locking for sunroof, windows, driver door
  • Cruise control
  • Remote release for rear hatch
  • Remote keyless entry w/(2) folding keys, valet key
  • Anti-theft vehicle alarm system -inc: Starter interrupt w/autolock function & visual activation
  • Immobilizer III theft deterrent system
  • Single-zone climate control w/filter
  • Rear seat heater ducts
  • Rear window defroster
  • Locking illuminated glove box w/adjustable cooling feature
  • (3) 12V pwr outlets
  • Front/rear door storage pockets
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/covers
  • Dual front/rear assist handles
  • Dual front map lights
  • Cargo area light
  • Rear center armrest w/storage compartment
  • Carpeted cargo area
  • (4) cargo area tie down hooks
  • Cloth heated front bucket seats w/partial pwr 8-way driver seat, dual manual lumbar, fold-flat passenger seat
  • Leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel
  • Multi-function trip computer -inc: trip time, trip length, avg speed, avg fuel usage, current fuel usage, miles to empty, compass
  • Overhead console
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Front seatback map pockets
  • Leather heated front bucket seats w/dual pwr 12-way front seats, dual manual lumbar, driver seat memory, fold-flat passenger seat
  • Dual-zone Climatronic climate control w/filter
  • Auto dimming rearview mirror w/switch
  • Adjustable ambient floor-mounted lighting
  • Leatherette heated front bucket seats w/manually adjustable seat, dual manual lumbar, fold-flat passenger seat
  • 16" "San Diego" alloy wheels w/wheel locks
  • P215/65R16 all-season tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Body color bumpers w/black lower section
  • Body color pwr heated mirrors
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear wiper
  • Body color door handles
  • 17" "Los Angeles" alloy wheels w/wheel locks
  • P235/55R17 all-season tires
  • Silver roof rack
  • Fog lights
  • Privacy glass
  • Heated windshield washer nozzles
  • 18" "New York" alloy wheels w/wheel locks
  • P235/50R18 all-season tires
  • Auto on/off bi-xenon headlamps w/advanced front light system, coming/leaving home feature
  • Body color pwr heated mirrors w/memory
  • Rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers w/heated washer nozzles
  • 17" "Boston" alloy wheels w/wheel locks
  • 2.0L FSI turbocharged I4 engine
  • 6-speed manual transmision w/OD
  • Electronic differential lock (EDL)
  • Front wheel drive
  • Trailer hitch prep
  • McPherson independent strut front suspension
  • Independent four-link rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Electromechanical pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr vented front/solid rear disc brakes
  • Electronic parking brake
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • 4XMOTION permanent 4-wheel drive -inc: adaptive torque distribution
    • 4-wheel anti-lock (ABS) disc brakes
    • Electronic brake force distribution (EBD) w/brake assist
    • Electronic stabilization program (ESP) w/anti-slip regulation
    • Anti-intrusion side door beams
    • Daytime running lamps
    • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
    • Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags
    • Front/rear side curtain protection
    • Passenger airbag cutoff
    • 3-point ELR seat belts for all seating positions, height adjustable for driver, front passenger & rear outboard seats
    • Safety belt pretensioners for driver, front passenger & rear outboard seats
    • Pyrotechnic seatbelt tensioners for all outboard seats
    • Driver/front passenger load limiters
    • Child seat lower anchorage points LATCH system for rear outboard seats
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Energy absorbing steering column
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux input jack, (8) speakers
    • Touchscreen Premium VIII AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/MP3 player -inc: aux input jack, (8) speakers, & SIRIUS satellite radio w/introductory 6-month service
    • SIRIUS satellite radio w/limited complimentary subscription
    • Bluetooth connectivity
    • Touchscreen premium VIII dynaudio AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/MP3 player -inc: (10) speakers & aux input jack

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