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Volkswagen Tiguan Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Volkswagen Tiguan's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Volkswagen Tiguan Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 25 10 65 70 24.8
2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 25 10 65 70 24.8  
  Averages flat light light 0 25 10 65 70 24.8
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan fuel economy has been averaging 24.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Volkswagen Tiguans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 10 15 75 70 19.2
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 10 15 75 70 19.2  
  Averages flat med hvy 0 10 15 75 70 19.2
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan has been averaging 19.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 50 20 20 65 18.0
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 50 20 20 65 18.0  
  Averages flat med light 10 50 20 20 65 18.0
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan gas mileage has been averaging 18.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Tiguans in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt light 5 15 55 25 34 30.7
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt light 5 15 55 25 34 30.7  
  Averages flat v.lt light 5 15 55 25 34 30.7
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan fuel economy has been averaging 30.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Tiguans in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 34 miles per hour (25 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 5 35 60 65 24.1
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 5 35 60 65 24.1  
  Averages flat med light 0 5 35 60 65 24.1
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan has been averaging 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volkswagen Tiguans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 35 25 20 20 62 22.3
  flat med none 35 25 20 20 62 22.8
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 62 26.4
  flat med none 30 30 20 20 62 21.7
  flat med none 35 25 20 20 62 22.0
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 27 21 17 35 62 23.0  
  Averages flat med none 27 21 17 35 62 23.0
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan gas mileage has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volkswagen Tiguans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (27 percent), in the city (21 percent), and in the suburbs (17 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 5 20 60 15 65 24.7
  flat light hvy 5 20 60 15 65 23.1
  flat light hvy 5 20 60 15 65 23.1
  flat light hvy 5 20 60 15 65 22.7
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 5 20 60 15 65 23.4  
  Averages flat light hvy 5 20 60 15 65 23.4
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan fuel economy has been averaging 23.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volkswagen Tiguans in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 30 0 20 50 60 23.8
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 30 0 20 50 60 23.8  
  Averages flat light hvy 30 0 20 50 60 23.8
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan has been averaging 23.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Tiguans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (30 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 6 17 17 61 60 21.4
  hills med none 25 25 25 25 70 22.5
  mtns light none 0 25 30 45 60 24.5
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 74 23.1
  flat med none 1 1 80 18 70 24.1
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 6 14 30 50 67 23.1  
  Averages hills med none 6 14 30 50 67 23.1
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan gas mileage has been averaging 23.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Tiguans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 0 20 20 60 70 22.1
  flat med none 0 20 20 60 70 26.0
  flat med none 0 20 20 60 70 26.5
  hills med none 0 10 30 60 70 29.3
  flat med none 0 40 20 40 70 26.6
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 22 22 56 70 26.1  
  Averages flat med none 0 22 22 56 70 26.1
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan fuel economy has been averaging 26.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volkswagen Tiguans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 15 25 30 30 75 22.4
  flat med none 50 50 0 0 N/A 14.7
  flat med light 5 15 30 50 70 25.0
  flat light light 10 30 30 30 65 22.1
  flat light none 10 60 20 10 65 19.0
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 18 36 22 24 69 20.6  
  Averages flat med light 18 36 22 24 69 20.6
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan has been averaging 20.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguans in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (24 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (18 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 0 5 95 65 28.0
  flat light light 5 75 10 10 65 14.0
  flat med light 30 30 20 20 74 21.4
  hills med none 10 20 20 50 70 24.5
  flat light none 5 70 5 20 68 17.8
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 10 39 12 39 68 21.1  
  Averages flat light light 10 39 12 39 68 21.1
With the turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan gas mileage has been averaging 21.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 39 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (39 percent), in the suburbs (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 80 10 5 5 74 17.4
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 80 10 5 5 74 17.4  
  Averages flat med light 80 10 5 5 74 17.4
With the turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan fuel economy has been averaging 17.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguans in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (5 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills lead none 10 25 40 25 68 28.4
  flat lead light 50 20 20 10 62 29.2
  flat lead none 50 25 20 5 68 25.1
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead none 37 23 27 13 66 27.6  
  Averages flat lead none 37 23 27 13 66 27.6
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan has been averaging 27.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguans in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in the city (23 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (13 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008.5 4dr SUV turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 10 35 50 37 36.6
  flat light light 5 10 35 50 37 36.6
2008.5 4dr SUV turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 10 35 50 37 36.6  
  Averages flat light light 5 10 35 50 37 36.6
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008.5 Volkswagen Tiguan gas mileage has been averaging 36.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008.5 Volkswagen Tiguans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 37 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Volkswagen Tiguan in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008.5 4dr SUV turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 100 0 N/A 33.7
2008.5 4dr SUV turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 100 0 0 33.7  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 100 0 0 33.7
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008.5 Volkswagen Tiguan fuel economy has been averaging 33.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008.5 Volkswagen Tiguans in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the city (0 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 0 miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Volkswagen Tiguan in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.

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Volkswagen Tiguan Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Swapped the paper filter for a K&N filter, kept the original air box. Get over 24mpg city, close to 30 on the freeway w/ moderate hills.
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD For a small crossover/suv its pretty good. Went on a 400 mile round trip to the mountains (5,500ft elevation) for the weekend and back (2,00ft elevation) and averaged 26mpg. Day to day driving I get about 25.5mpg without trying to be conservative.
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual AWD 40+ mpg constantly.
Volkswagen Tiguan Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Our Tiguan ranges from 20-30 mpg, between city and highway cruising. It's consistently about 5 mpg thirstier than the GTI. Blame the extra weight, but there's less than 400 lbs of that, IIRC. Or blame the AWD, but it's part-time only. I blame the large aero cross-section; it stands about a foot taller than a Golf. If VW would offer a TDI in the Tiguan, they'd sell as many as they could spare to the US market. I'd be standing in line.
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Less than I had hoped for at around 25mpg average.
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Its OK, but could be better. I see 21-22 suburban, as much as 28 on long highway trips. Premium fuel is the bigger drawback.
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Bring the tdi diesel to the US and problem solved.