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Volkswagen Tiguan MPG

 

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Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2012 2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual AWD 30.8
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With the turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan has been averaging 30.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Volkswagen Tiguans in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (about 25 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 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.
2012 2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed 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. see full Volkswagen Tiguan review
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed 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. see full Volkswagen Tiguan review
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed 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. see full Volkswagen Tiguan review
 

2012 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.