This 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan Review shows if you’re looking for an upscale vehicle, much more so than its competitors, then the 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan is the ideal choice. It has premium interior and great handling, which makes it an excellent option for those looking for a compact SUV.
We’ve ranked the 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan as follows:
#4 in Used Compact SUVs $18 K to $22K
#7 in 2011 Affordable Compact SUVs
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan Review
When it was first out on the market, critics enjoyed the luxurious feeling and beautiful interior of the Tiguan, as well as the comfortable seats and the great handling. Some said that it had a buzzy, loud engine, but most felt that it had plenty of power that could handle well in all driving situations. The safety score of the Tiguan is quite close to the top of the class, but the reliability score unfortunately is on the lower side.
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan turbocharged four-cylinder
This vehicle has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that gets roughly 200 hp. The critics have said that this vehicle has plenty of power, but some notice that it has a bit of a turbo lag. The standard front wheel drive comes available in automatic or manual transmission, while the upper versions and all-wheel-drive only come with automatic transmission. A Tiguan with manual transmission gets 18 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway. The automatic transmission gets even a little bit less.
The interior of the Tiguan received great praise for its soft touch and high quality material. You typically only find this in luxury vehicles. They said the seats have great support and plenty of comfort, plus ample space in the front and the rear.
The Tiguan has great cargo space and can hold up to 56.1 ft.³ when the rear seats are folded.
Some of the better features and accessories are as follows: satellite radio, dual zone climate control, navigation, leather seating, stereo with auxiliary input, Bluetooth, backup camera and power sunroof.
Other Compact SUVs to Consider
2011 Subaru Forester: As an alternative, you might want to consider the Subaru Forester. It does not have as much luxury as the Tiguan, but it has a fine interior and great all-wheel-drive.
2011 GMC Terrain: The 2011 GMC Terrain is another alternative. It has a comfortable, upscale interior and great handling. It also gets great fuel economy when driving the four-cylinder model. This vehicle is one of the best in its class.