Leftlane News Reviews the Tiguan

May 20, 2008 – 9:41 am by Matt Radel
Filed under Design Reviews, Volkswagen Tiguan

Leftlane News goes for a spin in VW’s sexy new CUV, the Tiguan.

One of our favorite automotive resources, Leftlane News, has posted a fairly detailed review of VW’s newest addition, the Tiguan. I won’t go into too many of the details here, but overall the review was very positive. I was interested to learn that the Tiguan’s 2-liter TSI 200 horsepower engine more than gets the job done (especially compared to Toyota’s RAV4) but is recommended to take premium and only gets 18/25 mpg. Ouch.

And while the audio system’s 6.5 inch HD touch sensitive display, iPod connectivity and 30 gig hard drive make me feel a bit better, the Tiguan’s starting price of $23,200 still makes it the most expensive of its notable competition, the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V (priced at $21,250 and $20,700 respectively). Sigh.

Still, the Tiguan looks like it’s going to be a great addition to the VW family. For even more info, head over to VW’s site or read the review at Leftlane.

Matt Radel

Leftlane News Reviews the Tiguan
May 20, 2008 – 9:41 am by Matt Radel

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2 Responses to “Leftlane News Reviews the Tiguan”

  1. I agree. It will be a great addition and it will sell. But two things deter me from thinking about snagging one:

    1. Pricetag – especially when options are considered
    2. Gas mileage in today’s world – Why don’t they just go ahead and slap the Bluetec in there. :D

    Great little ride though.

  2. I was just at the dealership yesterday, and they had 4 of these babies on the lot. They were all cloth interior, 2.0T, and one was 4Motion. I wasn’t too into the look initially, but I could see the 2.0T with 4Motion as being a great car.

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