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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan

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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
Available in 12 styles:  2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr AWD 4MOTION shown
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Estimated MPG

18–21 city / 26 hwy


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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 4.0 20
$ 12,979-23,283
August 1, 2012
Vehicle Overview

Volkswagen's answer to the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 compact SUVs, the five-seat Tiguan is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and is available with front- or all-wheel drive. It's offered in S, SE and SEL trim levels.New for 2013
The Tiguan receives only minor changes for 2013, including a standard electronic parking brake and a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel and shift knob. SE models get a partially powered front-passenger seat while the uplevel SEL adds a power passenger seat and a backup camera.
The Tiguan looks like a smaller version of VW's Touareg midsize SUV until you step around back, where it more closely resembles the rear end of a Golf hatchback. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 16-inch steel wheels; 16-, 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels available
  • Standard rear spoiler
  • Available fog lights
  • Available panoramic sunroof
  • Available bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lights

The Tiguan has a well-designed interior with high-quality materials, including brushed-metal-style trim around the gear selector and air vents. The rear seat can slide up to 6 inches to increase cargo room, and the seatback also reclines. S models feature black cloth seat fabric; the SE has simulated leather upholstery and the SEL gets real leather. Interior features include:

  • Standard 60/40-split backseat with fore/aft and backrest angle adjustments
  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity
  • Standard flat-folding front-passenger seat
  • Available heated front seats 
  • Available iPod connectivity
  • Available push-button start
  • Available navigation system
  • Available Dynaudio premium stereo

Under the Hood
A 200-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is standard. A six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission are offered. Mechanical features include:

  • Premium gas recommended
  • Front- or 4Motion all-wheel drive
  • Four-wheel independent suspension
  • 2,200-pound towing capacity

Standard safety features include:

  • Six airbags, including side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for both rows
  • Electronic stability system and traction control
  • All-disc antilock brakes

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