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VW Tiguan: First drive report

VW Tiguan

Interesting first drive report here with the VW Tiguan.

For 2012, the Tiguan gains a GTI-look steering wheel and shifter, S models gain a panoramic sunroof option as found in SE and SEL front- and all-wheel drive 4Motion vehicles. SEL trim now includes door accents. That’s about it. VW rightly didn’t fiddle much with dimensions or appointments. Its distinctive European interior already looks and feels ahead of anything Asia or the domestics offer in this class. And that’s not only for driver and passenger; the 60/40 second row bench seat reclines plus adjusts fore and aft. It also has three seat belts, though two adults will be more comfortable on drives of much length. At least cargo space doesn’t dictate the occupancy. With the rear seat in place, 23.8 cubic feet remain open. That expands to 56.1 when the seat’s folded, and either way you can tow 2,200 pounds when the urge strikes to lug something.