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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL

4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

4dr Front-wheel Drive

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
(2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr AWD 4MOTION shown)
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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe
(2013 Hyundai Santa Fe XL 4dr AWD shown)
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MSRP $35,930 $30,150
Destination Charge $820 $875
Invoice Price $34,492 $28,725
Total List Price $36,750 $31,025
Available Engines 200-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium) 290-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 21 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 27 mpg 25 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data    
Other, Overall Rollover Rating -
IIHS Crash Test Data    
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good -
Side, Driver Torso Good -
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good -
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good -
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good -
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good -
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good -
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good -
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good -
Side, Structure/safety cage Good -
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good -
Other, Roof Strength Good -
Side, Overall Side Good -
Side, Driver Head Protection Good -
Overview 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes
In-Vehicle Assistance Service N/A Standard
Drive-Type Overview all wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 8, theft deterrent, window grid and roof mount diversity antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 8 brand, amplifier, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 10 brand, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
N/A Available:
clock
Interior 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Air conditioning, front dual zone front automatic Standard:
manual
N/A Available:
dual zone front automatic
Air filter Standard Standard
Air conditioning, rear N/A Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard
Cargo concealed storage Standard Standard
Cargo net N/A Available
Cargo tie downs Standard Standard
Clock in-dash in-radio display
Compass Standard Available
Cruise control Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim leather/metal-look Standard:
urethane
N/A Available:
leather/piano black
12V DC power outlet 4 4
Overhead console mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console full full
Floor mats Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Front windows power power
Rear windows power power
1-Touch Window Up front and rear driver and passenger
1-Touch Window Down front and rear driver and passenger
Programmable garage door opener N/A Available
Instrumentation analog Standard:
analog
N/A Available:
digital/analog
Driver information center Standard Standard
Tachometer Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox Standard N/A
Lighting - map lights front & rear front
Lighting - dome light fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard
Rearview mirror auto-dimming day-night Standard:
day-night
N/A Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release N/A power
Remote trunk release power Available:
foot sensor
Retained accessory power Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard
Steering wheel material leather Standard:
urethane
N/A Available:
leather/metal-look
Seats 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Front seat type bucket bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 7 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 8-way power 8-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls 6-way Standard:
4-way
N/A Available:
4-way power
Lumbar support driver and passenger driver
Fold flat front passenger seat Standard N/A
Front armrests center center
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable
Heated front seats driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Cooled front seats N/A Available:
driver and passenger
Memory driver Available:
driver
Rear seats 40-20-40 split-bench 40-20-40 split-bench
Rear armrest with pass-thru Standard
Rear head restraints 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Heated rear seats N/A Available
3rd row seats N/A 50-50 split-bench
Seat trim leather Standard:
premium cloth
N/A Available:
leather
3rd row fold into floor N/A manual
Entertainment 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Radio AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
MP3 capability Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard
DVD-Audio Available N/A
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard
Voice recognition N/A Standard
Speakers Standard:
8
Standard:
6
Available:
8 brand
Available:
10 brand
Amplifier Available Available
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard
Navigation system Standard Available:
with voice activation
1st row LCD screen 1 1
Bluetooth Compatibility Standard Standard
Safety and Security 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Airbags, knee protection N/A driver
Occupant sensor Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
In-Vehicle Assistance Service N/A Standard
Stolen-vehicle tracking N/A Standard
Height adjustable safety belts front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front and rear front
Headlights high intensity low/high beam halogen
Exterior light control programmable fully automatic
Delay off headlamps Standard Standard
Headlight washer Standard Standard
Cornering lights Standard N/A
Daytime running lights Standard Standard
Directionally adaptive headlights Standard N/A
Illuminated entry Standard Standard
Parking assist Available Available
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system Standard Available
Panic alarm Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard
Ignition disable Standard N/A
Lane departure N/A Available
First aid kit Available Available
Theft deterrent radio Standard N/A
Blind spot sensor N/A Available
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard
Warranty 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 120/100,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 144/unlimited 84/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 36/36,000 60/unlimited
Warranty - Maintenance (mths/miles) 36/36,000 N/A
Exterior 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Antenna window grid and roof mount integrated roof
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Bodyside insert chrome N/A
Grille trim chrome chrome
Fog/driving lights front front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door liftgate Standard:
liftgate
N/A Available:
power liftgate
Tinted windows deep deep
Rear window type fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors Standard Standard
Sunroof 1st and 2nd row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass Available:
1st and 2nd row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Spoiler lip lip
Roof rack N/A Available
Roof rails Standard Standard
Tires P255/40HR19.0 BSW AS Standard:
P235/60TR18.0 BSW AS
N/A Available:
P235/55TR19.0 BSW AS
Wheels 19" silver aluminum Standard:
18" silver aluminum
N/A Available:
19" silver aluminum
N/A Available:
silver aluminum
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent
Windshield wipers - rain sensing Standard N/A
Rear window wipers fixed interval fixed interval
Mud flaps Available Available
Mechanical 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Engine 2.0L I-4 3.3L V-6
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Turbocharger intercooled turbo N/A
Recommended fuel premium unleaded regular unleaded
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard
Drive type all wheel front-wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard
Suspension tuning sport regular
Front suspension type strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil
Rear suspension type independent multi-link independent multi-link
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Standard Standard
Transmission 6-spd auto w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 3.45 3.04
Remote vehicle starting system N/A Available
Specifications 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Exterior length 174.5 " 193.1 "
Exterior body width 71.2 " 74.2 "
Exterior height 65.6 " 66.5 "
Engine 2.0L I-4 3.3L V-6
Horsepower 200 @ 5,100 rpm 290 @ 6,400 rpm
Torque 207 @ 1,700 rpm 252 @ 5,200 rpm
Fuel economy - city 21 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 27 mpg 25 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.25 / 3.65 " 3.62 / 3.30 "
Curb weight 3,591 lbs. 3,933 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 4,960 lbs. 5,512 lbs.
Payload 1,330 lbs. N/A
Maximum Trailer Weight 2,200 lbs. 5,000 lbs.
Wheelbase 102.5 " 110.2 "
Front track 61.8 " Standard:
64.1 "
N/A Available:
64.5 "
Rear track 61.9 " 64.5 "
Turning radius 19.5 ' 18.5 '
Drag coefficient .37 .34
Front legroom 40.1 " 41.3 "
Rear legroom 35.8 " 41.3 "
Third row legroom N/A 31.5 "
Front headroom 39.1 " 39.6 "
Rear headroom 39.0 " 39.4 "
Third row headroom N/A 35.7 "
Front hiproom N/A 56.7 "
Rear hiproom N/A 55.4 "
Third row hiproom N/A 44.1 "
Front shoulder room 56.2 " 59.4 "
Rear shoulder room 55.0 " 58.6 "
Third row shoulder room N/A 53.9 "
Luggage volume 23.8 cu.ft. 13.5 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 56.1 cu.ft. 80.0 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 95 cu.ft. 147 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 16.8 gal. 18.8 gal.