in 2013 Affordable Compact SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $17,930 - $25,117
Original MSRP: $22,995 - $37,130
MPG: 18 City / 26 Hwy
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Used Car: 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Review Last Updated: 4/16/15

The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan has sporty performance and an upscale interior, according to critics, but it has limited cargo space, low fuel economy and a less-than-stellar reliability rating.

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Reviewers said that with its turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the 2013 Tiguan feels peppy around town and has plenty of power. A manual transmission is standard and an automatic was optional when the Tiguan was new. The EPA estimates that the 2013 Tiguan gets 21/26 mpg city/highway, which is low for the class. Test drivers liked the VW Tiguan’s sure-footed and athletic handling, as well as its composed ride.

According to most reviewers, the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan's interior looks and feels rich for the class. Despite having less cargo space than rivals, many critics agreed that the Tiguan has ample passenger space in both the front and rear rows of seats. Standards features include an auxiliary input port and Bluetooth. Available features include navigation, an iPod adapter, a touch-screen audio system, a rearview camera, a panoramic sunroof and leather seats.

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Other SUVs to Consider

The 2013 Mazda CX-5 has athletic performance and soft-touch interior materials, according to critics. The CX-5 gets better fuel economy than the Tiguan does, and it has a bit more overall cargo space as well.

The 2013 Honda CR-V has a good amount of cargo space for the class, as well as a top reliability rating. Reviewers liked its roomy front and rear seats, and it also gets better fuel economy than the Tiguan.

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