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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Manual S *Ltd Avail*
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,075 $22,995
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $23,712 $24,700
2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 26 $25,440 $26,500
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $27,994 $29,160
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 21 26 $29,856 $31,100
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $33,470 $34,865
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $25,589 $26,655
4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 20 26 $27,317 $28,455
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $29,870 $31,115
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 20 26 $31,733 $33,055
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $35,347 $36,820
2WD 4-Door Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 20 27 $18,625 $19,000
2WD 4-Door LX 21 30 $20,285 $21,200
2WD 4-Door EX 21 30 $22,725 $24,200
2WD 4-Door SX 21 28 $25,025 $26,900
AWD 4-Door LX 20 27 $21,720 $22,700
AWD 4-Door EX 20 27 $24,130 $25,700
AWD 4-Door SX 20 25 $26,420 $28,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,075
$18,625
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,995
$19,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$317 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is a little conservative in look and feel, but otherwise it has everything that urban crossover shoppers want. A rakish crossover with a 260-horsepower four on tap, the Kia Sportage reboots its image on a few levels all at once.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.000 38.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.800 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.100 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in) 35.800 37.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.100 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.300 100.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.200 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.900 6.8
Length, Overall (in) 174.300 174.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.300 64.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.900 63.6
Wheelbase (in) 102.500 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.200 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.800 63.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 23.800 26.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 56.100 54.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.300 x 0.500 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.300 x 1.000 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.800 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.400 34.7
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.800 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.700 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/65R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size 145/80R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/65R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2200 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2200 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 220 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3433 3157
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.100 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 176 @ 6000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1700-5000 168 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.950 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.160 1.79
Trans Order Code NA Direct Injection
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.300 5.07, 3.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.380 1.18
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.920 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.920 3.27
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.890 1.54
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.090 0.97
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Tiguan Kia Sportage
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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