2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
First released in 2007, the new 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan vowed to dominate the Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV) class. Priced a little higher than the Toyota Rav4, the Tiguan promises to deliver some serious off-roading capabilities found only in higher end SUV’s.
It took a while for Volkswagen to deliver a car worthy of the CUV North American trend, but when they announced the Tiguan it was for many a dream come true. With a light but powerful 2.0L turbo-diesel 200-hp engine the car is both light and powerful as it can spring into action when needed. The transmission also has some serious low end torque with its first gear shifting at just 4.3 miles/hr. The new 6-speed Tiptronic transmission also makes shifting easier as everything is done electronically.
The Tiguan comes in three basic trims that will suite any driver – the “Trend & Fun”, “Tiguan Sport & Style” and “Tiguan Track & Field”. As you can imagine, the different trims specialize in different aspects of driving capabilities. However, the Tiguan is really a multi-use utility vehicle so it is always capable for any driving situation.
The Tiguan also comes with a great entertainment system and electronic stability control system for superb handling. It you hate to parallel park you’ll love the park assist feature that takes the work out of complicated parking maneuvers. The panorama sunroof is also great for those hot days when you just want to feel a nice cool breeze.
The starting price for the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan is around $24,000. To get all of the added perks highlighted on the Tiguan website you could be paying as much as $38,375
Find out more abvout the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan at your local VW dealership today or visit Volkswagen.ca/Tiguan