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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan highlights

Customer reviews

4.3 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5


  • Comfortable ride and agile handling
  • Powerful turbocharged engine


  • Mediocre EPA-estimated fuel economy
  • Smaller trunk than rivals

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan pairs premium feel with performance

The 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan is a five-passenger compact SUV that offers better-than-average all-around performance and a premium interior. While other compact SUVs pack in a bit more practicality, the Tiguan stands out from the crowd with upscale interior materials and a comfortable, sophisticated ride. The Tiguan's powerful turbocharged engine is another differentiator in the class, but it won't deliver the best gas mileage.

All Volkswagen Tiguan years

New this year

  • The Tiguan is available in a new trim called the LE.
  • Tiguan trims have been upgraded with Leatherette Seats, Smart Key, and Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment this year.
  • Parking Sensors, Full Roof Rack, Running Boards, and DVD Video System features are now available as options on select trims.

Explore Volkswagen Tiguan details

SEL 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Based on customer reviews, the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan is a small but spacious car with a luxurious ride and great pick up. The car has a sleek design and styling and is a great size for a family. The car has a lot of personality and is a great car for someone who wants to drive a little too fast.
5 Stars15
4 Stars10
3 Stars0
2 Stars0
1 Star2

RepairPal reliability rating

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Volkswagen Tiguan an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Volkswagen Tiguan 24th out of 26 among Compact SUVs.

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