2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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What's New for 2012:
- Updated exterior styling
- Upgraded wheels and lights on the SEL trim
- Increased fuel efficiency

Exterior Features
The 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact 5-seat crossover available in three trim levels. The Tiguan S features 16-inch wheels, and the Tiguan SE steps up to 17-inch or optional 18-inch wheels. The SEL trim features 19-inch wheels as standard, as well as bi-Xenon headlights and a sport-tuned suspension. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard, with all-wheel drive (AWD) optional on the SE and SEL trims.

Interior Features
Standard features on the Volkswagen Tiguan S trim include cloth upholstery, air conditioning, keyless entry, some power accessories, Bluetooth connectivity, and an 8-speaker sound system. The SE's standard interior features include leatherette upholstery, roof rack, more power accessories, and an upgraded sound system. The SEL steps up to leather upholstery, 8-way power driver seat, automatic dual-zone climate control, and a premium sound system. 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.

Optional Features
Volkswagen's stand-alone options on various trims of the Tiguan include a panoramic sunroof, trailer hitch, larger wheels, side steps, navigation system, and more.

Under the Hood
The Volkswagen Tiguan standard engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder rated at 200 horsepower. The engine is mated with a 6-speed manual transmission on the S trim, with a 6-speed automatic transmission optional on the S but standard on the other trims.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan are:
- Tiguan with FWD and automatic transmission: 22/27/24 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Tiguan with FWD and manual transmission: 18/26/21 mpg
- Tiguan with AWD: 21/27/23 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the Volkswagen Tiguan include anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, trailer-sway control, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags. Other features are added to upper trims.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not conducted tests on the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Tiguan received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection and roof strength.


What's New for 2012:
- Updated exterior styling
- Upgraded wheels and lights on the SEL trim
- Increased fuel efficiency

Exterior Features
The 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact 5-seat crossover available in three trim levels. The Tiguan S features 16-inch wheels, and the Tiguan SE steps up to 17-inch or optional 18-inch wheels. The SEL trim features 19-inch wheels as standard, as well as bi-Xenon headlights and a sport-tuned suspension. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard, with all-wheel drive (AWD) optional on the SE and SEL trims.

Interior Features
Standard features on the Volkswagen Tiguan S trim include cloth upholstery, air conditioning, keyless entry, some power accessories, Bluetooth connectivity, and an 8-speaker sound system. The SE's standard interior features include leatherette upholstery, roof rack, more power accessories, and an upgraded sound system. The SEL steps up to leather upholstery, 8-way power driver seat, automatic dual-zone climate control, and a premium sound system. 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.

Optional Features
Volkswagen's stand-alone options on various trims of the Tiguan include a panoramic sunroof, trailer hitch, larger wheels, side steps, navigation system, and more.

Under the Hood
The Volkswagen Tiguan standard engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder rated at 200 horsepower. The engine is mated with a 6-speed manual transmission on the S trim, with a 6-speed automatic transmission optional on the S but standard on the other trims.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan are:
- Tiguan with FWD and automatic transmission: 22/27/24 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Tiguan with FWD and manual transmission: 18/26/21 mpg
- Tiguan with AWD: 21/27/23 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the Volkswagen Tiguan include anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, trailer-sway control, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags. Other features are added to upper trims.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not conducted tests on the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Tiguan received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection and roof strength.


Available Trims for the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name S (2WD 4dr Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 22840.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
Name S (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 24340.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/27
Name S (4WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 26295.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name S w/Sunroof (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 25940.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/27
Name SE w/Sunroof & Nav (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30525.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/27
Name SE (4WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30590.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name SE w/Sunroof & Nav (4WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32480.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name SEL (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 33975.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/27
Name SEL w/Premium Nav (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 34995.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/27
Name SEL (4WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35930.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name SEL w/Premium Nav (4WD 4dr Auto & Dynaudio) Transmission Automatic MSRP 38080.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name SE (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28635.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/27
Name S w/Sunroof (4WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27895.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name SEL w/Premium Nav (2WD 4dr Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic MSRP 34695.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/27
Name SEL w/Premium Nav & Dyn. (4WD 4dr Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic MSRP 37780.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name LE (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 25175.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/27
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INTERIOR
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front bucket seats -inc: lumbar support, 8-way manual driver seat, 8-way manual passenger seat w/fold-flat capability
  • 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat -inc: three height adjustable head restraints, one-pull folding feature, backrest adjustment
  • Front center console w/armrest, storage compartment
  • Front/rear cupholders
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • 3-spoke height-adjustable steering wheel -inc: blinker control stalk w/lane change feature
  • Tilt/telescopic collapsible steering column
  • Chrome illuminated instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip odometer, engine temp, oil pressure, gear indicator, clock, outside temp, brake pad wear indicator, seatbelt reminder, fuel cap seal warning
  • Pwr windows -inc: one-touch auto up/down, pinch protection
  • Pwr door locks -inc: auto-lock, central locking for windows/driver door
  • Remote keyless entry -inc: (2) folding keys, valet key
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-theft vehicle alarm system -inc: starter interrupt w/autolock function, visual activation
  • Immobilizer III theft deterrent system
  • Climatic air conditioning w/pollen filter
  • Rear window defroster
  • Illuminated front air vents
  • Locking illuminated glove box
  • (4) aux pwr outlets
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Front/rear integrated armrest in door panels
  • Front/rear door storage pockets
  • Cloth door panel inserts
  • Genuine aluminum accents
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/covers
  • Dual front/rear assist handles
  • Dual front map lights
  • Cargo area light
  • Rear passenger air vents
  • Rear center armrest
  • Front seatback storage pockets
  • (4) cargo area tie down hooks
  • Carpeted cargo area -inc: cargo cover
  • Grip on inside of hatch
  • Heavy plastic loading edge protection
  • Leatherette seat trim
  • Heated front comfort bucket seats -inc: lumbar support, 8-way pwr driver seat, 8-way manual passenger seat w/fold-flat capability
  • Leather-wrapped multi-function height adjustable steering wheel -inc: blinker control stalk w/lane change feature
  • Multi-function trip computer -inc: compass
  • Pwr door locks -inc: auto-lock, central locking for sunroof/windows/driver door
  • Remote keyless entry -inc: (2) folding keys, valet key, remote releases for rear hatch
  • "RNS315" touchscreen navigation system
  • V-tex leatherette door panel inserts
  • Roof liner tray
  • Big roof storage console
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob w/chrome accents
  • Leather seat trim
  • Heated front bucket seats w/driver memory -inc: lumbar support, 12-way pwr driver seat, 8-way manual passenger seat w/fold-flat capability
  • Remote keyless entry -inc: (2) folding keys, valet key, remote releases for rear hatch, push button start
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control w/pollen filter
  • Leather door panel inserts
  • Self-dimming rearview mirror w/on/off switch
  • Ambient footwell lighting
  • Ambient dash lighting
  • "RNS510" touchscreen navigation system
EXTERIOR
  • Fully galvanized sheet metal
  • 16" "Portland" alloy wheels -inc: wheel locks
  • 215/65R16 all-season tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Body-color bumpers -inc: black lower section
  • Textured side rocker panel
  • Fuel cap w/string attachment & notched edge
  • Orange side markers
  • Chrome front grille trim
  • Halogen headlights -inc: clear/lightweight/chip-resistant polycarbonate lenses
  • Center high mounted brake light
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors
  • Mirror integrated turn signals
  • Variable intermittent aero front windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear wiper
  • Body-color door handles
  • Pwr tilt/sliding panoramic sunroof
  • Tinted glass
  • 18" "New York" alloy wheels -inc: wheel locks
  • 235/50R18 all-season tires
  • Silver roof rack
  • Chrome window trim
  • Fog lights
  • Heat-insulated tinted glass
  • Variable intermittent aero front windshield wipers -inc: heated washer nozzles
  • 19" "Savannah" alloy wheels -inc: wheel locks
  • 235/40R19 all-season tires
  • Automatic bi-xenon headlights -inc: advanced front light system (AFS), directionally adjustable, coming-home feature
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors -inc: memory
  • Rain-sensing variable intermittent aero front windshield wipers -inc: heated washer nozzles
MECHANICAL
  • 2.0L TSI turbocharged I4 engine -inc: intercooler, FSI direct fuel injection
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Electronic differential lock (EDL)
  • Front wheel drive
  • Trailer hitch prep -inc: wiring, bumper, cross bar w/mounting plate
  • MacPherson independent strut front suspension
  • Independent four-link rear suspension -inc: coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Electromechanical pwr rack & pinion steering -inc: variable assistance, active return
  • Pwr vented front/solid rear disc brakes
  • Brake disc wipe feature
  • Electric parking brake w/auto-hold
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD -inc: Tiptronic sport mode, dynamic shift program (DSP)
  • 4Motion permanent 4-wheel drive -inc: adaptive torque distribution
PACKAGE
  • Non-smoker pkg
  • Cold weather pkg
SAFETY
  • 4-wheel anti-lock (ABS) disc brakes
  • Comfort brake assistant
  • Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Intelligent crash response system (ICRS)
  • Engine braking assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic brake assist (HBA)
  • Trailer roll stability program
  • Anti-intrusion side door beams
  • Crash-optimized front end
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point height adjustable safety belts for all seating positions -inc: interlock feature, emergency locking retractors, load limiters, pretensioners
  • LATCH child restraint system
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Rearview back-up camera
ENTERTAINMENT
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: aux input jack, (8) speakers
  • Bluetooth connectivity -inc: voice control
  • Window diversity antenna
  • Premium VIII AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: touchscreen, (8) speakers, aux input jack, media device interface (MDI), iPod cable, SIRIUS satellite radio w/3-month trial
  • Dynaudio premium sound system -inc: 300-watt amp
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: aux input jack, (8) speakers, media device interface (MDI), iPod cable

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