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Selected Style FWD I4 Manual Sport
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Engine

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD I4 Manual Sport 22 28 $18,484 $19,730
FWD I4 Automatic Sport 20 28 $20,405 $21,790
FWD V6 Automatic Sport 18 26 $21,585 $23,055
FWD I4 Automatic Touring 20 28 $21,473 $22,935
FWD V6 Automatic Touring 18 26 $22,653 $24,200
FWD I4 Automatic Grand Touring 20 28 $23,044 $24,620
FWD V6 Automatic Grand Touring 18 26 $24,224 $25,885
FWD I4 Hybrid Touring 34 31 $26,354 $28,175
FWD I4 Hybrid Grand Touring 34 31 $28,704 $30,695
4WD I4 Automatic Sport 19 25 $22,042 $23,545
4WD V6 Automatic Sport 17 24 $23,216 $24,805
4WD I4 Automatic Touring 19 25 $23,110 $24,690
4WD V6 Automatic Touring 17 24 $24,285 $25,950
4WD I4 Automatic Grand Touring 19 25 $24,681 $26,375
4WD V6 Automatic Grand Touring 17 24 $25,856 $27,635
4WD I4 Hybrid Touring 29 27 $27,985 $29,925
4WD I4 Hybrid Grand Touring 29 27 $30,335 $32,445
FWD 4-Door Manual S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Automatic S 18 24 $22,551 $24,300
FWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $24,958 $26,925
FWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $28,680 $30,990
AWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $26,946 $28,875
AWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $30,668 $32,940
FWD 4-Door Manual S 19 26 $21,455 $23,200
FWD 4-Door SE w/Leather 18 24 $26,193 $28,275
AWD SE w/Leather 18 24 $28,181 $30,225
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,484
$21,455
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,730
$23,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$329 / month
$387 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan aims for the likes of the Honda CR-V and hits a little higher--in price and sophistication.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 54.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 40.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.4 95.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 71.2
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3 6.9
Length, Overall (in) 174.9 174.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 43.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.9 66.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 61.9
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 102.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 29.2 23.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 37.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 66.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.3 56.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 40.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 34.7 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9" x - TBD - 12.30 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.25 x 0.47
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10" x - TBD - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.5 16.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.96 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.5 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 39.4
Steering Type Electric pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/70TR16 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/70TR16 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size T145/90R17 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3276 3433
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Temporary 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 140
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 171 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System MPI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4500 206 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.258 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.809 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.374 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.944 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.133 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.947 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.500 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda Tribute Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi Link Independent four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent McPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 5
 
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