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We all know that Volkswagen is trying to distance itself from its crushing diesel emissions scandal in the United States. The company has suffered severe financial consequences from it and needs to bounce back in a major way. The company not only needs to win back the hearts of American consumers, but also dealers. By …

Rating 53/100 Background While Volkswagen plans to introduce a fully redesigned Tiguan next year, the 2016 Tiguan soldiers on in pretty much the same position that this generation has been in since its debut in 2009: as an outlier. The Tiguan stands in contrast to virtually every other compact crossover SUV by emphasizing refinement, performance …

Rating 73/100 Background The 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan is past due for a full redesign, but this does happen to be one small crossover SUV that’s aging pretty well. As you might expect from Volkswagen, the Tiguan successfully bridges the gap between mainstream and upscale. True, it costs a little more than the everyday small crossovers, …

Rating 68/100 Background Older car models that haven’t changed in a long time are often seen as outdated or less desirable, but the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan is a notable exception. Although the Tiguan has been on sale for six years without a major redesign, there’s still a lot to be said for VW’s compact crossover …

Rating 87/100 Background Most folks buy a crossover SUV for an important measure of practicality, even a compact one like the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan. For example, your priorities might call for a cozy and fuel-efficient daily driver, but many buyers also want room for bikes and backpacks, a Marshall stack and a PA, or even …

Rating 63/100 Background Utility might be the SUV’s middle name, but practicality isn’t always the most important consideration for some shoppers. If you’re one of these folks, you might find the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan to be worth a look. What really sets the Tiguan apart from other small crossover SUVs is its upscale interior and …

Rating 82/100 Background There’s a gray area between mainstream crossover SUVs and luxury models and that’s where the 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan resides — a niche where economy and utility collide with upscale appointments and badge recognition. The big question is, can a car be both mainstream and luxury? The short answer is a waffling, "maybe." …

Rating 62/100 Background The name Tiguan comes from a mash-up of the words “tiger” and “iguana.” No, we’re not joking, and no, we’re not sure if they’re pumping something funky into the air supply of VW HQ. Why not the VW Giraffaroo or the VW Turtlephant?So the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan’s name is pretty different, but …

Rating 60/100 Background Talk about being late to the party. The hors d’oeuvres are long since gone, the DJ looks ready for bed and the revelers are doing the Electric Slide for the third time. Still, tardiness may not diminish the appeal of the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan to the compact crossover SUV crowd.Don’t bother looking …

After the diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen decided to win back consumers’ trust. One of the ways it hopes to achieve this is by offering a six-year, 72,000-mile powertrain limited warranty on its 2018 Tiguan and 2018 Atlas SUVs. This warranty offering is generous, especially when you compare it to other manufacturers. To demonstrate, Chevrolet gives …

We all want our sports utility vehicle to be dependable. We certainly don’t want to waste precious time sitting in a repair shop. After all, SUV owners are all about adventure and being out on the road. In fact, J.D. Power research says that aside from exterior and interior styling, vehicle dependability is the most …

The surge in demand for compact SUVs means this segment will continue to expand and evolve. A great example of this came from the LA Auto Show, where compact SUVs dominated the landscape of the new vehicle offerings. Furthermore, Ford announced recently it will enter the compact segment with its EcoSport model while other manufacturers …