2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

#3 in Small SUV
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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Best Small SUV of 2012

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#3 Volkswagen Tiguan

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan after 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • Feel of the seat material

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning
  • The vehicle's audio system

Performance Specs

MPG City

18 - 22


26 - 27




6 speed, Automatic, 6 speed, Manual


Turbocharged Gas I4


Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Introducing the new 2012 Tiguan. Powered by the 2.0L turbocharged engine with 200 horsepower and 207 pound feet of torque the Tiguan takes you from zero to 60 in 7.9 seconds while getting a better-than-ever 27 highway miles per gallon. From the moment you slip into the available premium 12-way adjustable power driver’s seat you can’t help but notice the airy roominess and refined craftsmanship that surrounds you. Yes technically it’s a compact SUV. But a quick look inside shows that the Tiguan has a lot more than meets the eye. For starters there’s the 40/20/40-split folding rear seat offering six different configurations for maximum flexibility and cargo space. Every Volkswagen is engineered to the highest standards. Volkswagen standards. And it’s why every model is equipped with active and passive safety features like Electronic Stability Control ESC Hydraulic Brake Assist and a crash-optimized front end to help protect you in the event of a collision. At Volkswagen we believe in our products so much that we give you three years or 36 000 miles of Carefree Maintenance—on the house. The 2012 Volkswagen Tiquan Getting there is more than half the fun.

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