The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan competes in a very crowded class of vehicles.
Small crossovers like the Honda CR-V are perennial best-sellers because of their smooth rides, reputation for reliability, and flexible interiors.
The CR-V, like the Tiguan, is only available in four-cylinder trim.
Toyota's RAV4 has grown, though, and now offers a V-6 option as well as a third-row seat.
Saturn's Vue was brand-new for 2008, and it's smaller than the CR-V and RAV4, with no third-row seat, but it can be ordered with a gas-electric hybrid powertrain or a powerful V-6 engine.
|2009 Volkswagen Tiguan||2009 Saturn VUE||2008 Honda CR-V||2008 Toyota RAV4|
|$23,200Browse Used Listings||$23,280Browse Used Listings||$20,700Browse Used Listings||$21,500Browse Used Listings|
|18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Turbocharged Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|FWD 4-Door Manual S||FWD 4-Door I4 XE||2WD 5-Door LX||FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door SUV||5 Door||4 Door|
|Manual||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|