2011 Volkswagen Tiguan

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The Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact 5-seat crossover wagon. The 2011 model features upgraded wheels and a few cosmetic changes.Three trim levels are available for the 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan. The entry-level Tiguan S trim includes 16-inch wheels, cloth upholstery, air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, some power accessories, and an 8-speaker sound system. The Tiguan SE offers 17-inch wheels, leatherette upholstery, fog lights, roof rack, more power accessories, and an upgraded sound system. A sunroof, navigation system, and 18-inch wheels are optional. The top-level Tiguan SEL steps up to leather upholstery, 12-way power driver's seat, bi-xenon headlights, automatic dual-zone climate control, and a premium sound system. Stand-alone options on all trims include a trailer hitch, 19-inch wheels, and side steps. The Tiguan offers between 16.6 and 23.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the seats, depending on how they're positioned; maximum cargo space is 56.1 cubic feet, according to Volkswagen.All 2011 Volkswagen Tiguans feature front-wheel drive (FWD) as standard equipment; all-wheel drive (AWD) is available on the SE and SEL trims. The Tiguan S employs 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 207 lb.-ft. of torque and delivers 20 mpg in the city and 25 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 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan's 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 for occupant protection in frontal and side impacts. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Tiguan highest-possible \"Good\" overall ratings on all crash tests.Starting MSRP for the 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan is $23,720.

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