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Volkswagen Tiguan 2012

The 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan range of configurations is currently priced from $6,800. Our most recent review of the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan resulted in a score of 8 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Volkswagen Tiguan: Comfortable ride, Plenty of legroom, Solid feel and assured handling

The 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Volkswagen Tiguan 2012 Towing capacity

The Volkswagen Tiguan’s towing capacity ranges from 1800kg to 2000kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Volkswagen Tiguan Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
118 TSI (4X2) SUV 1.4L,PULP,6 SP MAN 1800kg
132 TSI (4X4) SUV 2.0L,PULP,6 SP MAN 2000kg
132 TSI Pacific SUV 2.0L,PULP,6 SP MAN 2000kg
132 TSI (4X4) SUV 2.0L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 2000kg
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Volkswagen Tiguan 2012 Price and Specs

The Volkswagen Tiguan 2012 is currently available from $6,800 for the Tiguan 118 TSI (4X2) up to $22,888 for the Tiguan 155 TSI (4X4).

Pricing guides

$14,100
Based on 157 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$6,800
Highest Price
$22,888
Volkswagen Tiguan Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
103 TDI SUV 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO $11,999 $18,000
103 TDI SUV 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN $11,980 $12,990
118 TSI (4X2) SUV 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN $6,800 $15,880
132 TSI (4X4) SUV 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO $12,990 $15,990
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Volkswagen Tiguan 2012 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Tiguan here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Volkswagen Tiguan 2012: Do I need to get the diesel injectors serviced?

    There’s more factors than distance covered when it comes to diesel fuel-injector lifespan. That said, modern, common-rail diesels do seem to work their injectors pretty hard, so it’s possible that yours will be ready for replacement at 165,000km on the odometer.

    Other elements that will contribute to injector wear are fuel quality, dirty fuel filters, the overall condition of the system including the fuel pump and simply how well the vehicle has been maintained generally. How it’s been driven will also have a bearing on injector life, including whether it’s been used for highway travel, urban running and whether it’s been used to tow relatively heavy loads.

    Fuel-injectors can be rebuilt or reconditioned, but the trade reckons that a reconditioned injector will have about half the useable lifespan of a brand-new replacement injector. As for injector servicing intervals, I’d be guided by what Volkswagen says in its factory service schedule.

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  • When were Volkswagen's cam chain tensioner problems resolved?

    All model years 2008-2013 appear to be affected.

    We understand a new tensioner was fitted from 2012.

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  • Are additional service items necessary?

    Dealers are now looking for ways to boost profitability, with all sorts of added-cost extras that are good for their bottom line but not for owners or their vehicles. The bottom line is simple: if the car is operating fine, and the suggested service is not on the list of manufacturer requirements, then say a big NO.

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  • VW rip off

    It is disappointing when you have spent a lot of money buying what you believed was a quality product to find the truth to be something else. Getting the runaround from the company just adds to the frustration. The only thing you can take some comfort from is that the problems to date have been fixed, and you really can't predict what might or might not happen in the future.

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Volkswagen Tiguan 2012 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1809mm x 1686mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Volkswagen Tiguan 2012 Dimensions  include 1686mm height, 1809mm width, 4427mm length.
Volkswagen Tiguan Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
118 TSI (4X2) SUV 1686x1809x4427 mm 195 mm
132 TSI (4X4) SUV 1686x1809x4427 mm 195 mm
132 TSI Pacific SUV 1686x1809x4427 mm 195 mm
103 TDI SUV 1686x1809x4427 mm 195 mm
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Volkswagen Tiguan 2012 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Volkswagen Tiguan currently offers fuel consumption from 6 to 8.8L/100km. The Volkswagen Tiguan is available with the following fuel types: Diesel and PULP.

Volkswagen Tiguan Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
103 TDI SUV 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 6L/100km
103 TDI SUV 2.0L,Diesel,7 SP AUTO 6.2L/100km
118 TSI (4X2) SUV 1.4L,PULP,6 SP MAN 6.9L/100km
132 TSI (4X4) SUV 2.0L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 8.8L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Volkswagen Tiguan 2012 Pricing and Specs

Volkswagen Tiguan 2012 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Volkswagen Tiguan vary from 16x6.5 inches to 17x7 inches.

Volkswagen Tiguan Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
118 TSI (4X2) SUV 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
132 TSI (4X4) SUV 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
132 TSI Pacific SUV 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
103 TDI SUV 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
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