2009 Volkswagen Tiguan First Impressions Review – VW goes wild with their new compact SUV

Thursday August 7th, 2008 at 3:88 PM
Posted by: Derek

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
Review and photos by Derek Mau

Pros:

  • Comfortable ride
  • Quiet cabin
  • Zippy 2.0L 200hp engine with a generous helping of torque
  • View to the heavens with panoramic sunroof
  • Turn-by-turn directions from nav-system is audible and displayed directly in front of the driver

Cons:

  • Too much body lean with aggressive turns
  • Touch-screen for navigation and audio functions has a slow response
  • The cargo area with the second-row seats in place is too small for bicycles, camping gear and other large items
  • Missing the TDI version with better fuel economy
  • A little pricey with today’s weak dollar and strong Euro exchange rate

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