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October 28, 2013

Volkswagen Tiguan has turbo power, unique feeling

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Volkswagen is also adding a sport-focused R-Line package to the Tiguan this year, topping the lineup at $36,535. It adds leather seats, 19-inch wheels, a firmer suspension setup and a long list of luxury add-ons as standard equipment.

Finally, Volkswagen is offering its VW Car-Net system on the Tiguan for the first time, available on SE trim and above. It includes a six-month free trial for its digital features, including Automatic Crash Notification, Roadside Assistance and stolen vehicle location assistance.

My test car was a mid-range SE, priced from $26,995. Even though it didn’t have the fancy R-Line setup, it still had some of the same spirit as Volkswagen’s iconic, fun-to-drive GTI, with which it shares an engine. 

It’s a tossable car, one that delights in taking corners, but it also comes with the inherent practicality of a crossover vehicle. It comes with tie-down hooks and a 12-volt outlet in the cargo area, plus a strong roof rack for carrying bike racks or kayaks.

If you’ve got to have a practical family car, you might as well have some fun with it. And that’s what the Tiguan is about.

Derek Price is an independent automotive columnist. Reach him at carcolumn@gmail.com.

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