The Volkswagen Tiguan's 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is shared with the GTI. It's more powerful than the engines offered in most compact SUVs. Those who want to shift their own gears can choose the six-speed manual transmission, an odd and sporty offering for the class. The available six-speed automatic transmission is more mainstream and it has a manual shiftgate that adds a sporty character.
With either transmission, the VW Tiguan has ready power for everyday needs and worry-free passing. Fuel economy is average for the class, which is better than most SUVs, but not as good as your average car. Fuel economy is hurt somewhat when the available all-wheel-drive system is ordered, but it's a big advantage for driving in northern climates.
Behind the wheel, the Tiguan offers a carlike and somewhat sporty driving experience. Handling is sharp for a crossover SUV, with manageable lean in turns, communicative but not overly quick steering, and good brake pedal feel. The ride is also quite good. Small bumps are barely noticed, but the Tiguan can react harshly to sharp bumps, especially with the available 18-inch wheels.
The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan versions. In addition, please find information on the various trims of the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan and their standard equipment and their prices below.
The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV is powered by a 2.0-liter Inline-4 turbocharged with 200 at 5,100 - 6,000 hp.
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV Specs & Features
The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV is available in 5 trim levels:
|Volkswagen Tiguan S||$23,200|
|Volkswagen Tiguan SE||$26,925|
|Volkswagen Tiguan SE AWD||$28,875|
|Volkswagen Tiguan SEL||$30,990|
|Volkswagen Tiguan SEL AWD||$32,940|
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