The 2012 Tiguan is mostly the same as the 2011, but a new 2WD LE trim was added. It adds an upgraded stereo and upgrades the seats to the power-adjustable, leatherette-trimmed, heated variety. The SE model gets bigger 18-inch alloy wheels and the SEL gets 19-inch alloy wheels as well as LED daytime running lights for 2012.
Perky, responsive driving feel; handling and maneuverability; stylish, upright appearance; roomy, adjustable backseat; fuel efficiency; safety ratings
The Volkswagen Tiguan stands out in the crowded field of compact crossover utility vehicles as being just a little sportier and fun to drive. Handling and maneuverability are strengths. The Tiguan's turbocharged engine offers impressive performance, while still being reasonably good with gas, and the tall-roof design affords impressive interior space--especially for backseat occupants. It's also been a strong safety achiever; the IIHS named the 2010 Tiguan a Top Safety Pick for its excellent occupant protection.
Select a 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan trim level
Utility 4D LE 2WD
Utility 4D S 2WD
Utility 4D S AWD
Utility 4D SE 2WD
Utility 4D SE AWD
Utility 4D SEL 2WD
Utility 4D SEL AWD