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Volkswagen's answer to the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 compact SUVs, the five-seat Tiguan is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and is available with front- or all-wheel drive. It's offered in S, SE and SEL trim levels.New for 2013
The Tiguan receives only minor changes for 2013, including a standard electronic parking brake and a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel and shift knob. SE models get a partially powered front-passenger seat while the uplevel SEL adds a power passenger seat and a backup camera.
The Tiguan looks like a smaller version of VW's Touareg midsize SUV until you step around back, where it more closely resembles the rear end of a Golf hatchback. Exterior features include:
The Tiguan has a well-designed interior with high-quality materials, including brushed-metal-style trim around the gear selector and air vents. The rear seat can slide up to 6 inches to increase cargo room, and the seatback also reclines. S models feature black cloth seat fabric; the SE has simulated leather upholstery and the SEL gets real leather. Interior features include:
Under the Hood
A 200-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is standard. A six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission are offered. Mechanical features include:
Standard safety features include:
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