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On Green
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$22,771
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$23,720
On Green
The 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan has unimpressive fuel economy, and compared to other small crossovers it's anything but green.
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Expert Quotes:

20 mpg city, 25 highway (automatic), 18/26 (manual); 19/25 (automatic, 4Motion all-wheel drive)
U.S. EPA

AWD Tiguans averaged 18.1-18.8 mpg in city/highway driving and 24.6 with mostly highway use
Consumer Guide

Our combined average during our time with the Tiguan was 22 mpg, a reflection of the fact that we did mostly highway driving
Edmunds

At 20 mpg overall, fuel economy is not a strong point
Consumer Reports


The 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan gets EPA city ratings of 18 to 20 mpg, and highway ratings of 25 or 26, which places it near the bottom of the pack in its class, compared to other four-cylinder crossovers—and even some V-6 models. What's more, the Tiguan requires premium fuel.

For those who like the look and feel of the Tiguan but can't get over the mileage, the Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen gets a much more impressive 30/42 with the available TDI engine.

Conclusion

The 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan has unimpressive fuel economy, and compared to other small crossovers it's anything but green.

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