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2009 Mazda Tribute
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
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FWD I4 Manual Sport
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 I4 Automatic Touring 20 28 $21,473 $22,935
FWD V6 Automatic Sport 18 26 $21,585 $23,055
4WD I4 Automatic Sport 19 25 $22,042 $23,545
FWD V6 Automatic Touring 18 26 $22,653 $24,200
FWD I4 Automatic Grand Touring 20 28 $23,044 $24,620
4WD I4 Automatic Touring 19 25 $23,110 $24,690
4WD V6 Automatic Sport 17 24 $23,216 $24,805
FWD V6 Automatic Grand Touring 18 26 $24,224 $25,885
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
FWD I4 Hybrid Touring 34 31 $26,354 $28,175
4WD I4 Hybrid Touring 29 27 $27,985 $29,925
FWD I4 Hybrid Grand Touring 34 31 $28,704 $30,695
4WD I4 Hybrid Grand Touring 29 27 $30,335 $32,445
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FWD 4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual S 19 26 $21,455 $23,200
FWD 4-Door Automatic S 18 24 $22,551 $24,300
FWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $24,958 $26,925
FWD 4-Door SE w/Leather 18 24 $26,193 $28,275
AWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $26,946 $28,875
AWD SE w/Leather 18 24 $28,181 $30,225
FWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $28,680 $30,990
AWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $30,668 $32,940
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,484
$21,455
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,730
$23,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$329 / month
$387 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
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
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.4 95.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 102.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
34.7 - TBD -
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 -
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10" x - TBD - NA
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 16.8
Steering
Steering Type
Electric pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500 206 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.500 - TBD -
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
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent McPherson strut
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5

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