With an MSRP of $23,890 for a base model, the editors at TheCarConnection.com feel that the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan is well equipped for its price level, though it suffers from a price premium versus some competitors.
With three available trim levels, the standard features on the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan lineup understandably varies depending on the exact model you buy. All 2009 VW Tiguans come with "power heated side mirrors" and "air conditioning," along with full power accessories and an "AM/FM stereo with single CD player," according to Kelley Blue Book. The Auto Channel feels that "even the entry-level [VW Tiguan] is very well equipped" with "plenty of power features and nice trim," though ConsumerGuide says that moving up to the SE and SEL trims of the Tiguan VW will add an "8-way power driver seat" and "in-dash 6-disc CD changer," among other things.
The standard features on the 2009 VW Tiguan are pretty, well, standard, but the options list is where the fun really begins. Road & Track points out that the 2009 Tiguan VW offers "some options with each trim level...that the competition does not, including a panoramic sunroof" and "heated seats and dual-zone climate control." Kelley Blue Book adds that a "300-watt Dynaudio stereo" is optional, while Car and Driver mentions that the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan offers a "30-gig touch-screen navigation/infotainment system [that] even includes an off-road function that allows for the storage of as many as 500 memory points."