2011 Volkswagen Tiguan Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,622 - $12,322
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
200
Seats
5
Color:  Candy White
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,622 - $12,322
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
200
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan If...

If you're looking to move out of your big SUV, but still need a vehicle that can haul a fair amount of cargo, comfortably hold four passengers and has plenty of power on hand, the 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan makes for a painless transition.

Volkswagen Tiguan Models & Trims

S $7,622 - $9,327
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 19 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
S 4Motion $8,617 - $10,454
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 19 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE $9,010 - $10,897
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0, 19 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE w/Sunroof & Navi $9,010 - $10,897
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.0, 19 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE 4Motion $9,608 - $11,637
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0, 19 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE 4Motion wSunroof & Navi $9,608 - $11,637
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.0, 19 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SEL $9,015 - $10,952
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.0, 19 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SEL w/Premium Navi $9,015 - $10,952
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.0, 19 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SEL 4Motion $10,083 - $12,322
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.0, 19 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SEL 4Motion w/Premium Navi & Dynaudio $10,083 - $12,322
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.0, 19 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.38

32 Reviews

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Cute all wheel drive Volkswagen Tiguan.

This vehicle is a very fast car as it has turbo. I have the s version so no bells and whistles but it does have Bluetooth. I am only able to answer calls though as it does not understand me and calls the wrong people. Performance wise it is a great car. I wish the trunk had more room but for a AWD crossover it's a good car.

- Christine M

Airbag light remains on, Volkswagen will not stand behind their product.

I really like my car the only problem is the airbag light is on Volkswagen has tried to turn it off four times I have paid for it three times and it still on bugs me. Everything else is fine I feel like Volkswagen is not standing behind their product when they will not turn it off and just seem to blow me off about it.

- Charlotte W

Tiguan: the perfect mix between car and small SUV.

I like how responsive the gas pedal is and how the inside has the same space as a small SUV. I like how it gets better gas mileage than small SUVs. It has had quite a few recalls on different parts and I have had to replace the water pump and a few other things that were not under recall which has been annoying.

- Sarah M

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,622 - $9,327
$8,617 - $10,454

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 (hp)
200 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L TSI turbocharged I4 engine
2.0L TSI turbocharged I4 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.1 (in.)
40.1 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 (in.)
39.1 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.8 (in.)
35.8 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39 (in.)
39 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P255/40ZR19
P255/40ZR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.5 (in.)
102.5 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.4 (ft.)
39.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
174.3 (in.)
174.3 (in.)

Width

Width
71.2 (in.)
71.2 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3433 (.lbs)
3433 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 (hp)
200 (hp)

Torque

Torque
207 (ft. lbs.)
207 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
220 (.lbs)
220 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.8 (gal.)
16.8 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
23 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

City

City
19 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
26 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Driver-side Overlap Front
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (3)

Electrical System , Exterior Lighting Nov 22, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 22, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V569000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Tiguan vehicles manufactured July 2007 through June 2011. Due to a problem with the fuse for the exterior lights, the holder for the fuse that controls the vehicle's exterior lights circuit may melt.
Consequence:
If the holder melts, there may be a partial loss of exterior lighting. Reduced vehicle illumination diminishes the vehicle's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuse, free of charge. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's recall number is 97Z9/2V.
Recall Jul 21, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 21, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V441000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2009-2014 Tiguan vehicles manufactured July 2007 to June 2014. When using winterized fuel, in certain conditions bubbles may form in the fuel system which could result in the vehicle stalling.
Consequence:
A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle's software to increase the fuel pump pressure, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 19, 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24AV/2W.
Air Bags Aug 4, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 4, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V483000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, Passat, and Tiguan, 2010-2013 Eos and Jetta, 2011-2014 Golf and GTI, and 2011-2013 Jetta Sportwagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag.
Consequence:
A loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag will prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.

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