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Car Review: 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan is considered to be a compact sports utility vehicle, but it is so very much more. The Tiguan takes the best features of a sedan and incorporates them into a classy and stylish mini sports utility vehicle. Starting at an MSRP of only $23,200, the Tiguan gets 19 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway, better than most others in this class.

The performance of the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan is due to the 2.0 TSFI 4 cylinder engine, with a 200 Horsepower output. With a top speed of 131 miles per hour, the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only 7.8 seconds, which is quite impressive for this class. The electromechanical power steering system and 4 corner independent suspension allow for a smooth ride and excellent control. The Tiguan features an anti-lock braking system with anti-slip regulation and electronic brake distribution for consistent stopping.

On the exterior of the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan, the sleek design is accompanied by dual exhaust tips and 16 inch alloy wheels with anti-theft wheel locks. The rear wiper with intermittent wipe feature allows for a greater field of vision in inclement weather conditions.

Starting with the driver and passenger bucket seats, the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan is made for comfort. With a telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, and front and rear reading lights the Tiguan seemingly has it all covered. Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirrors, illuminated entry system, and fold flat rear seats have the owner’s best interests at heart. An AM/FM stereo with a CD player and 8 speakers keep the occupants entertained, while a ventilation system with microfilter keeps them healthy.

The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan comes with a safety package that is amazing, to say the least. Starting with the 6 standard airbags, the safety engineering is superior to most in this class. With crash-optimized front end and pedals, a deformable steering column, and anti-intrusion side door beams any Tiguan occupants are well protected in an accident. The daytime running lights, automatic hazard lights and brake pad wear indicator round out safety features that are superior to most in this class.

Overall, the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan is quite a unique and dependable vehicle for it’s low price. With the success of the Volkswagen engineering team, you can be certain this one will be a hit.