Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,519 - $38,080
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
200
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,519 - $38,080
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
200
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 4.1 Comfort 3.5 Styling 3.8 Value 3.0

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Owner Reviews

4.26

43 Reviews

42% 47% 7% 5% 1 star 0%

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Good overall SUV with decent gas mileage for an all wheel drive.

We got this small SUV when our first child was born. It is great for the cold weather climate we live in, has no problem with the snow, but is also small enough to not be a problem parking in the city. This is the first SUV I have owned, previously had small station wagons or hatchbacks and it is great for space. We also have a few dogs and it has become our dog car for taking them on walks in the woods. Good over all car with decent gas mileage for all wheel drive.

- Bill C

Decent gas mileage, enough room to haul medium sized items.

The Tiguan is the perfect size SUV. I have been driving one for 6 years. Mine is a turbo, so it does burn oil; I am told this is normal for a turbo. This small SUV can handle tight turns and is easily maneuvered in crowded areas. I have low mileage, but the power window panel has some failed operations. The gasket on the bottom of the door came off and now there is some noise and I am concerned about interior temperature.

- Christy T

Amazing car, superior manufacturing with very few issues.

This vehicle is awesome. It rides well, very smooth with great pick up when needed. The Bluetooth is super easy to set up and use, and the navigation as well. Heated seats, panoramic sunroof and XM radio are major pluses. However, the engine can gunk up after about 70k miles so running an engine cleaner every few fill ups is a good idea. Maintenance can get expensive, but worth it for the quality car.

- Gina E

Ranked #15 Compact SUVs by Owners

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Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$8,519 - $10,300
$8,519 - $10,300

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 hp
200 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

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.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

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 Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
220 .lbs
220 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.8 gal.
16.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
20 - 27 mpg
22 - 14 mpg

City

City
18 - 22 mpg
21 - 22 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 - 27 mpg
27 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Optional
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety