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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Specifications
Drivetrain
LayoutFront Engine, FWD (Available 4Motion AWD)
Transmission6 Speed Manual or 6 Speed Automatic
Final Drive Ratio3.69:1
Engine
Displacement2.0 liter, Turbocharged
Bore/Stroke82.5 mm/ 92.8 mm
Horsepower200 hp @ 5100 rpm
Torque207 lbs.-ft @ 1700 rpm
Compression Ratio9.6:1
Fuel TypePremium Recommended
Performance
0-60 mph7.8 sec
Top Speed131 mph (electronically limited)
Fuel ConsumptionEPA est. 18 city/ 25 highway
Base Price: 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan - $23,200

The Volkswagen Tiguan, Brand New for 2009: Small, Cheap and Capable.

The all-new Volkswagen Tiguan has hit VW showrooms as a 2009 model. The compact, turbocharged SUV offers a good balance between good overall performance and everyday practicality. The Tiguan is scarcely larger than a classic Volkswagen Beetle, but still takes a lot of cargo.

A VW Tiguan, similar to the German car company's larger Toureg SUV, can be had with both AWD and a manual transmission, making this little Volkswagen a great performance package for the price.



[From a Volkswagen Press Release]

Volkswagen Tiguan: GTI of Compact Sport Utility Vehicles

Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that its all-new and highly anticipated compact sport utility vehicle Tiguan is now available in dealer showrooms. Staying true to Volkswagen's autobahn heritage, the Tiguan is truly the GTI of compact sport utility vehicles.

Tiguan brings new standards of design aesthetics, driving dynamics, safety features, and a host of luxury and convenience attributes to an emerging category. Tiguan offers distinctive European design characteristics such as a sophisticated and eye-catching face, an available panoramic sunroof enabling almost 13 square feet of sunshine, and three trim levels allowing personalized configurations for a wider range of CUV shoppers.

Tiguan features the "fun to drive" handling and performance expected from a Volkswagen. A standard 2.0 liter TSI engine delivers turbocharged acceleration while still delivering responsible fuel efficiency. This award winning turbocharged four-cylinder power plant delivers 200 horsepower and 207 lbs-ft. of torque. The combination of four valves per cylinder, direct fuel injection and turbo charging delivers the optimum balance of power and economy. European tuned suspension enables connected handling, while also providing a smooth and compliant ride. Both front wheel drive and 4Motion all-wheel-drive are available to suit any weather or road condition.

Tiguan is also unique in the category by offering a choice of either six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission options.

Like all Volkswagens, Tiguan includes the Prevent and Preserve Safety System, consisting of 45 safety features. As standard equipment, Tiguan includes six airbags, with rear side airbags available as an option. Like all 2009 model year Volkswagens, Tiguan also features standard Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP) for added safety.

Tiguan was designed with driver and passenger convenience in mind. Flexible seating, with reclining rear seats with six inches of fore and aft travel, allow for additional leg room or cargo space depending on individual needs. The front passenger seat also folds flat for carrying longer objects. The interior also includes various clips and storage bins, ensuring safe space for all types of items that travel in the vehicle.

This vehicle also features an available state-of-the-art navigation system, combing a sophisticated radio with a precise touch screen navigation system and easy to use map views through its 6.5 inch high-resolution wide-screen display. The system includes a 30GB hard drive to store map data and audio files that can be brought into the device via the optical drive or SD card slot. The optical drive is capable of reading CD, DVD and DVD Audio formats. In conjunction with the media device interface (MDI), the system can interface with an iPod or USB stick. The system offers available Sirius Satellite Radio audio services and Serius Traffic service, which streams real-time traffic data into the navigation system.

Tiguan is available in three trim levels, S, SE, and SEL. It is base priced at $23,200, reflecting the Volkswagen brand commitment to value. The SE and SEL trim levels will be available with Volkswagen's tenacious all-wheel drive 4Motion system.

Tiguan, like all current 2009 model year Volkswagens, is included in the no-charge Carefree Maintenance Program. Under this program all of Tiguan's scheduled maintenance, as described in its maintenance booklet, is covered for the length of the New Vehicle Warranty,three years or 36,000 miles,whichever occurs first. Since all current Volkswagens, including TIguan, use synthetic oil, combined with state-of-the-art German engineering, a 5K oil change is no longer necessary. This means that like all current Volkswagen owners, Tiguan drivers can drive further between oil changes.
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