The Tiguan remains relatively unchanged for 2013. An electronic parking brake is standard across the entire model range, as is a hill-hold feature that keeps the vehicle from rolling backwards on uphill starts. New trim pieces include a leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel and a leather wrapped shift knob. SE trims get a partially power adjustable passenger seat while SEL trims get one that is fully power adjustable. SEL trims also receive a rear back up camera.
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 more fun to drive. Handling and maneuverability are its 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 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan trim level
Utility 4D S 2WD I4 Turbo
Utility 4D S AWD I4 Turbo
Utility 4D SE 2WD I4 Turbo
Utility 4D SE AWD I4 Turbo
Utility 4D SEL 2WD I4 Turbo
Utility 4D SEL AWD I4 Turbo