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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

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  2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 2WD 4-door Auto S Side Exterior View 2012 Chevrolet Equinox FWD 4-door LT w/1LT Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $21,926 $22,353
18/27 20/32
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Bottom Line It's not particularly fun to drive, but the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan feels every bit like a premium crossover vehicle. Read Full Review A versatile layout, impressive performance, good ride comfort, and reasonable pricing all add up to make the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox a strong value—and a good pick for small families. Read Full Review
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  • A premium interior
  • Turbo four is strong, efficient
  • Cabin is roomy
  • Build quality and materials
  • Tasteful looks will last


  • Handling is uninspired
  • Manual transmission feels vague
  • Styling can seem too staid
  • Expensive for its niche


  • Composed, refined ride
  • Spacious seating throughout
  • Attractive design
  • Great gas mileage (4-cyl)


  • 'Premium' Pioneer system doesn't sound premium
  • Steering requires frequent small adjustments
  • Outward visibility
  • Cheapish trim details
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