2013 Volkswagen Tiguan

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$22,995-$37,130
$22,075-$35,645
20 CITY / 26 HWY
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Overview

What's New for 2013:
  • Standard leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel
  • Standard leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Standard Hill-hold control and electronic parking brake
  • SE trim gains power-reclining front passenger's seat
  • SEL trim adds power front-passenger's seat
  • Standard reversing camera on SEL

Exterior Features
The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is a 5-passenger crossover SUV sold in S, SE, and SEL trim levels. Standard on the Tiguan S are heated power side mirrors, integrated turn signal indicators, and 16-in. steel wheels with plastic wheel covers.

Interior Features
Every 2013 Tiguan includes air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry, Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming, and an 8-speaker stereo with an auxiliary audio input jack. Additional standard features include 8-way manually adjustable front seats, fold-flat front passenger's seat, trip computer, outside temperature display, floor mats, leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, and aluminum interior trim.

Optional Features

The Tiguan S is available with 16-in. aluminum wheels, dark-tinted rear privacy glass, and a panoramic sunroof.

The Tiguan SE trim adds 18-in. alloy wheels, fog lights, heated washer nozzles, leatherette seats, heated front seats, touch-screen HD Radio with satellite radio, and an iPod connection. Optional are a panoramic sunroof and a navigation system.

The Tiguan SEL includes 19-in. aluminum wheels, sport suspension, rain-sensing wipers, LED running lights, bi-xenon headlights with an adaptive front-lighting system, reversing camera, and a panoramic sunroof. Inside, the SEL adds leather seats, 12-way power driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, push-button ignition, and a navigation system. A premium hard-drive navigation system is optional, along with a 300-watt Dynaudio premium sound system.

Under the Hood
Every 2013 Tiguan is equipped with a direct-injection, turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine creating 200 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. of torque, available at 1,700 rpm. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard on the Tiguan S; other trims have a 6-speed automatic transmission. Volkswagen's 4Motion all-wheel drive (AWD), initially available only on the most expensive SEL version, is available on all Tiguan trim levels for 2013.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 VW Tiguan are:
  • Tiguan with manual transmission: 18/26/21 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Tiguan with automatic transmission: 21/26/23 mpg
  • Tiguan with 4Motion AWD: 20/26/23 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Tiguan is equipped with 6 air bags, traction control, stability control with trailer sway control, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with a brake disc wiping feature, brake assist, and hill-hold control. Safety options include rain-sensing wipers, reversing camera, and bi-xenon headlights with an adaptive front-lighting system.

As this overview was written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had performed crash tests on the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan. However, the structurally identical 2012 model was named a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the Institute.

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  • Name S (2WD 4dr Man *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Manual MSRP 22995.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
  • Name S (2WD 4dr Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 24700.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/26
  • Name S w/Sunroof (2WD 4dr Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 26500.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/26
  • Name SE (2WD 4dr Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 29160.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/26
  • Name SE w/Sunroof & Nav (2WD 4dr Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 31100.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/26
  • Name SEL (2WD 4dr Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 34865.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/26
  • Name S (4WD 4dr Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 26655.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
  • Name S w/Sunroof (4WD 4dr Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 28455.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
  • Name SE (4WD 4dr Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 31115.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
  • Name SE w/Sunroof & Nav (4WD 4dr Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 33055.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
  • Name SEL (4WD 4dr Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 36820.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
  • Name S (2WD 4dr Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 22995.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
  • Name S (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 25010.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/26
  • Name S w/Sunroof (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 26810.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/26
  • Name SE (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 29470.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/26
  • Name SE w/Sunroof & Nav (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 31410.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/26
  • Name SEL (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 35175.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/26
  • Name S (4WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 26965.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
  • Name S w/Sunroof (4WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 28765.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
  • Name SE (4WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 31425.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
  • Name SE w/Sunroof & Nav (4WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 33365.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
  • Name SEL (4WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 37130.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
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
  • Leather-wrapped multi-function 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
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob w/chrome accents
  • 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, pwr recline, manual height adjustment
  • Seat back storage pockets
  • Multi-function trip computer -inc: compass
  • Remote keyless entry -inc: (2) folding keys, valet key, remote releases for rear hatch
  • V-tex leatherette door panel inserts
  • Chrome interior pkg
  • Big roof storage console
  • Pwr door locks -inc: auto-lock, central locking for sunroof/windows/driver door
  • "RNS315" touchscreen navigation system
  • Roof liner tray
  • Leather seat trim
  • Heated front bucket seats w/driver memory -inc: pwr lumbar support, 12-way pwr driver seat, 8-way manual passenger seat w/fold-flat capability, pwr recline
  • Remote keyless entry -inc: (2) folding keys, valet key, remote releases for rear hatch, push button start
  • Leather door panel inserts
  • Self-dimming rearview mirror w/on/off switch
  • Ambient footwell lighting
  • Ambient dash lighting
EXTERIOR
  • Fully galvanized sheet metal
  • 16" steel 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
  • 16" "Portland" alloy wheels -inc: wheel locks
  • 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
  • 255/40R19 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
  • 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 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

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