2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Summary

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SummaryIn reality, Tiguan is another one of those names concocted by the marketing department. A melding of the German words Tiger (“tiger”) and Leguan (“iguana”). Someone please tell me how Volkswagen’s new cute-ute has the combined the attributes of a fierce jungle cat and a lazy decorative reptile. I was able to buy this nice looking SUV after my Toyota RAV4 got creme. It is definitely a nicer looking vehicle than the RAV4 or the Honda CRV. The interior is also better and so with the riding quality that it seems like a carThe Tiguan is Volkswagen’s new compact SUV that Volkswagen describes as the GTI of compact SUVs. Building on the GTI heritage the Tiguan promises sporty driving dynamics and is offered in either front-wheel-drive or 4Motion all-wheel drive with the choice of two transmissions; a 6-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual. 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SummaryStandard safety equipment includes Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and six airbags including Side Curtain Protection head airbags for front and rear seats. The rear seat features 6 inches of fore and aft adjustment to allow maximum rear-seat legroom of provide additional cargo capacity.The 2009 Tiguan is a 4-door, 5-passenger sport-utility, available in 3 trims, ranging from the S to the SEL. Upon introduction, the S is equipped with a standard 2.0-liter, I4, 200-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. The SEL is equipped with a standard 2.0-liter, I4, 200-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 24-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The 2009 Tiguan is all-new for 2009. . The price is also a consolation in my decision to get more car than others in the segment. Only wish was Volkswagen to have more engine choices to get more MPG with fuel on the rise!Base price for the SE trim with 4Motion option is $28,875. Total price for our test vehicle, including destination charge, rear side air bags with head protection, power-sliding panoramic sunroof, and DVD satellite navigation system comes to a whopping $33,165

Pros:
The car is Comfortable ride with Quiet cabin , so now sound entrance from engine room. The Zippy 2.0L 200hp engine with a generous helping of torque . The View to the heavens with panoramic sunroof . Turn-by-turn directions from nav-system is audible and displayed directly in front of the driver
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SummaryCons:
Excessive body lean with aggressive turns ,Touch-screen for navigation and audio functions has a slow response , The cargo area with the second-row seats in place is too small for bicycles, camping gear and other large items . In efficiensy gas we can say the car is Weak fuel economy - need the TDI version for better mileage . A little pricey with today’s weak dollar and strong Euro exchange rate .Wish there was more fuel saving engine than 23 mpg .

The competitor

Chevrolet Equinox , Honda CR-V , Kia Sportage ,Mercury Mariner ,Pontiac Torrent , Suzuki Grand Vitara, Dodge Nitro , Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-7 , Mitsubishi Outlander,l Saturn Vue, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape , Jeep Patriot , Mazda Tribute , Nissan Rogue , Subaru Forester

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