The Volkswagen Tiguan 2010 Model


The General Overview of the Vehicle;

The Tiguan is Volkswagen’s brand new compact crossover. This new vehicle is basically everything the old mid-sized Touareg should have been to begin with; the new Tiguan manages to correct most of the mistakes that were made with the Touareg model. Considering this Tiguan is an SUV, is it relatively light-weight, spacious and fitted with a more modern appearance. The new Tiguan is also available in 3 different trim levels: the S, SE and SEL variations.

The Exterior of the Tiguan;

If you look at the new Tiguan from the front end of the vehicle, for sure you will be able to notice the traits belonging to Volkswagen, the rear on the other hand is a different story as it doesn’t bear as many traits normally associated with Volkswagen. Although the new Tiguan is a compact SUV, the length of this vehicle is comparable to that of the Ford Escape.

Volkswagen Tiguan 2010 Model The Volkswagen Tiguan 2010 Model

There are a few noticeable differences in the exterior between the Tiguan S entry model and the 2 higher versions available. The Tiguan S versions doesn’t include a chrome treatment around the side windows, roof rails and fog lights. 16, 17 and 18 inch alloy wheels are available as standard for each different level of models, while the S and SE variations are able to upgrade the wheels by 1 inch as an optional extra.

The Interior of the Tiguan;

The overall interior quality of the Tiguan is very pleasing. Each different variation has different upholstery incorporated within; the S model is incorporated with “Metro” cloth, the SE model has “Urban” cloth and the SEL was included with “Stadt” leather. There is a tilt/telescopic steering wheel and front seat height adjustment both come as standard. The general material and build quality remains high as with most Volkswagen’s vehicle, and whilst at high speeds the cabin manages to keep outdoor noise volumes low. There is an optional panoramic moon-roof available on all models, the main downside of this feature is that it can become too bright during the day and it also allows for noise to penetrate more easily.

Other features in the interior include, a CD stereo system with integrated analog auxiliary jack as standard, optional touch screen entertainment and navigation system with an SD memory card slot. There is also an integrated 20GB hard drive on board which is able to store media files, whilst also allowing for DVD movie viewing when the vehicle’s transmission is in “Park”

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Power Features of the Tiguan;

The new Tiguan only has one option of engine available for all models. It’s equipped with a turbocharged 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine that produces around 200 horsepower with 207 lb-ft of torque. 4Motion all wheel drive is optional for all Tiguan models, and a 6 speed transmission is only available with the S trim, whilst for the SE and SEL trims automatic transmission is optional. While this vehicle’s engine does prefer to have premium gas, the fuel efficiency generated from it is quite reasonable, the Tiguan managed to attain ratings of 19 mpg for city and 26 mpg for highway by utilizing the manual transmission, the all wheel drive automatic transmission variation managed to get 18 mpg for city and 24 mpg for highway.

Safety Features of the Tiguan;

It has to be noted that the new Tiguan hasn’t been crash tested as of yet. Standard safety features that are incorporated in the new Tiguan include frontal airbags, front mounted side impact airbags, side curtain airbags for the front and rear, an electronic stability system with integrated traction control, and anti-lock brakes. Available as a

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