2013 Volkswagen Tiguan – Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior

2013 Volkswagen Tiguan

MSRP: $22,995 - $37,130










  • It has an athletic engine
  • It has a high-end cabin


  • Area of limited cargo space
  • Poor fuel consumption


The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan has smart handling, accurate steering, and efficient braking. Besides, the straightforward nature of the ride makes you feel like you’re driving a smaller car. The Tiguan gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, with low-class ratings. 2013 VW Tiguan carries a front, turbocharged, and inter-cooled 2.0-liter four-cylinder TSI engine, sending the same 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet from a Haldex-clutch-equipped 4Motion system to either the front wheels or all four. 

The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan promotes the option of a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual, but only the front-wheel-drive model has such consumer discretion. You need to have an automatic if you like 4Motion all-wheel-drive because you can’t use the R-Line with a manual. The interior is a premium leather VW affair that exudes all the right vibes, and all the remaining material feels soft to the touch.

The choice of materials and two-tone instrument panel overcomes the center console’s minimalism, and the broad sunroof makes the cabin bright. An excellent Fender audio system is standard, and so is a trial of the latest Car-Net linked services suite (OnStar edition of the People’s Car) from Volkswagen.

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Specs and Features

Engine2.0L I-4
Seating5 Passengers
Power200 @ 5100 rpm
Transmission6-speed manual
MPG18 City / 26 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Specs and Features


The MSRP of the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is ranging between $22,995 – $37,130.

What’s Newly Include in 2013 

The new upgrades in the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan include the following features:

  • There is no LE trim. 
  • Added the regular steering wheel in leather covering.

2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Configurations

The different configurations of the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan are the following:

1. S trim

Price: The MSRP of the S trim is ranging between $22,995 – $26,965.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 2.0L I-4 Engine,6-spd man w/OD Transmission,200 @ 5,100 rpm Horsepower,207 @ 1,700 rpm Torque, front-wheel drive type, ABS and driveline Traction control,16″ steel wheels, front air conditioning, Climatic manual, AM/FM stereo, seek-scan radio, keyfob (all doors) remote keyless entry, heated mirrors, cloth seat trim, driver and passenger lumbar support.

2. SE trim

Price: The MSRP of the SE trim is ranging between $29,470 – $31,425.

Specs and Features: It comes with 6-spd w/OD Transmission,18″ silver aluminum wheels, driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback heated front seats, SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan radio,1st row LCD monitor, front fog/driving lights, and leatherette seat trim.

3. SEL trim

Price: The MSRP of the SEL trim is ranging between $35,175 – $37,130.

Specs and Features: It comes with 1st and 2nd-row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass sunroof,19″ silver aluminum wheels, front air conditioning, dual-zone Climatronic automatic, windshield wipers – rain-sensing, leather seat trim, navigation system, and parking assist.

2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Configuration
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Configurations

Which is the best Tiguan model?

The best trim model of the 2013 VW Tiguan is S trim as it demands a low price starting at $22,995 compared to other trim models. Still, it offers the same features as the others like Combined MPG 21,200-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium),6-speed manual w/OD, Front-wheel Drive with five-passenger capacity.

2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior

What is the seating capacity

The VW Tiguan 2020 provides a third seat row. This third row of models has a full seven-seater capacity. Two-row model Tiguan can accommodate up to five individuals.

How many Child Car Seats are there

The second row contains the three children’s seats. The booster seat is placed behind the driver’s seat, and behind the forward passenger seat, the baby and the convertible seats are mounted.

Interior Quality

The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is the least reliable SUV globally since it ranks last among the other 26 identical SUVs. As for its score, RepairPal gave the 2013 VW Tiguan reliability of 3 out of 5.

Cargo Space

The cargo space of the Tiguan is not as vast as compact SUVs, like the Equinox of Chevrolet and the CR-V of Honda. The second line includes 23.8 cubic feet of storage and extends to 56.1 cubic feet while folds the backrest down.

Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

The Tiguan SEL models include a lift door, front and rear car parking sensors, and a navigation system. Link the VW App-Connect and Bluetooth to your mobile. However, multimedia devices make navigating and listening to music simpler.

2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior

Should I Buy a 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan?

Yes, you should have to buy it because the 2013 Tiguan is used as a compact-class SUV with carlike rides and easy-to-use controls. However, some competitors offer more cargo and better fuel consumption ratings.

You may also Ask for

Is the 2013 VW Tiguan a good car?

Three sizes of the Tiguan are available: S, SE, and SEL. There are not many options available with the standard trim, but an 8-speaker audio system and Bluetooth are included. The SE trim provides a range of extra features, including leatherette and heated headboards. You’ll want to use the highest SEL trim to get a rearview camera and leather seats.

What is a 2013 VW Tiguan worth?

The 2013 VW Tiguan used car ranges from about $10,600 to around $16,200. Prices vary according to condition, distance, and demand for the car.

Is a 2013 VW Tiguan reliable car?

The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan’s reliability ranking is 4 out of 5 by J.D. Power considered for the industry beyond average.

How many miles can the 2013 VW Tiguan last?

With proper servicing, the 2013 VW Tiguan will last over 150,000 miles.

For more information about the latest Volkswagen Tiguan, kindly visit the Official Website.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.