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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan - Quality Review

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The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan has a roomy and comfortable interior, along with ample cargo space and impeccable build quality.
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The middle rear seat is compromised somewhat by a raised cushion

The Tiguan features a high-quality interior full of rich plastics and tight tolerances
Motor Trend

Seats five, and third-row seating is not available

Like many of its corporate siblings, the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan scores well with reviewers in terms of comfort, quality, and functionality.

Edmunds notes that although the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan offers seating for five, "the middle rear seat is compromised somewhat by a raised cushion." Fortunately, that's one of the few criticisms of the interior of the VW Tiguan. Most other reviewers agree with Motor Trend, which says that "6-plus footers get plenty of headroom and legroom whether up front or in back." Mother Proof loves how the seats "are molded for support without being hard," and while "they're not power adjustable, the eight-way manual seat adjustment worked just fine." Road & Track reviewers also praise the interior for being "comfortable, quiet and roomy, especially with the sliding rear seats."

Most of the reviews read by praise the Tiguan VW for its ample cargo capacity. Motor Trend says "cargo space is more than adequate, and it doubles from 23.68 to 56.1 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down." notes that the "rear seat can be folded flat from the cargo area, but moving it forward reveals a crevice in the load floor for storing small items." Inside the cabin of the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan, Mother Proof reviewers note "decent-sized bins in the front doors," as well as "two seatback pockets and a center console with a power outlet."

One of the highlights on the VW Tiguan is the superb quality level, both in terms of construction and materials. ConsumerGuide says "the dashboard deftly combines soft touch and hard plastics for a pleasing appearance." According to Motor Trend, the Tiguan VW "features a high-quality interior full of rich plastics and tight tolerances," while notes that "being a Volkswagen, the Tiguan has a well-designed interior with high-quality materials." The Auto Channel contends that "the Tiguan's interior is attractive with fine materials, impeccable fit and finish and clean, efficient layout." Kelley Blue Book adds to the praise by reporting that the "up-level SE and SEL trims, with their contrasting materials and optional leather seating, are quite appealing."

One area where the high level of build quality shines through is in noise reduction. ConsumerGuide reports "there's a little wind noise on the highway, but the turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is nearly silent at cruise." Mother Proof agrees and is impressed to find the 2009 VW Tiguan "pretty quiet on the inside."


The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan has a roomy and comfortable interior, along with ample cargo space and impeccable build quality.

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