Last post on Mar 10, 2013 at 6:45 PM
You are in the Volkswagen Tiguan
What is this discussion about?
Volkswagen Tiguan, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#6 of 15 Re: Tiguan mileage [dirleton]
May 09, 2009 (5:10 pm)
I used premium gas.
#7 of 15 Re: Tiguan mileage [gordon17]
Nov 30, 2009 (6:56 am)
can you use regular 87 in the tiguan?
I hate the thought of using premium $$$
I'm considering this vs the forester or outback.
how are repairs or regular maintenance on these?
#8 of 15 Re: Tiguan mileage [cdndriver]
Nov 30, 2009 (7:03 am)
according to 2010 epa guide on fueleconomy.gov, yes you can use 87 octane in the tiguan,
premium gas is recommended not required.
#9 of 15 Re: Tiguan mileage [elias]
Nov 30, 2009 (7:18 am)
Go with the manufacturer's recommendations. What does the label affixed to the inside of your fuel filler door state? Is premium required or recommended?
You can prob use regular, but may sacrifice performance. I'd say "may" because I haven't seen any articles or reports that state conclusively that Tiguan performance is affected. I've always heard that it does. I'd really be interested in seeing test results RE premium vs regular gasoline.
#10 of 15 Re: Tiguan mileage [elias]
Nov 30, 2009 (7:25 am)
I've never used 87 octane in my Tiguan but have used the 89 octane with no adverse effects. Supposedly you loose performance with the lower grade because the Tiguan's computer adjusts the timing for lower grade gas.
I also was concerned about the cost of premium gas for the Tiguan when I was looking for a new car. But I calculated the difference between the cost of premium and regular and considered the Tiguan to be worth the $200 a year extra. I'm glad I choose the Tiguan SEL. It's far and away better than the other options.
The latest Consumer Reports ratings gives the Tiguan one of its highest ratings in the crossover SUV category. Its safety rating was very high as well as its reliability rating.
#11 of 15 Re: Tiguan mileage [gordon17]
Jan 21, 2010 (9:04 am)
I haven't done an exact calculation but it's around 25 MPG. I only use premium fuel. And I love love love my Tiguan!
Jan 12, 2013 (4:47 pm)
What type of MPG is the Tiguan getting? I'm looking for a 2013 either manual or auto and curious on mileage. I drive about 100 miles round trip daily and was wondering if this would be the right vehicle gas-wise.
#14 of 15 Re: Tiguan MPG [crazedcommuter]
Feb 27, 2013 (10:59 am)
I have a 2013 Tiguan SEL 4 Motion, with a ski rack. I get about 21 mixed driving overall. On highway I get about 25, city driving about 19. I use only premium, and consider this to be about average with competitors with AWD (CR-V, Rav-4, Escape, CX-5); however the Tiguan is far quicker and more powerful.
#15 of 15 Re: Tiguan MPG [marc63082]
Mar 10, 2013 (6:45 pm)
How many miles do you have on you Tiguan