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Volkswagen Touareg vs. Volkswagen Tiguan Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2014 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Touaregs, 9.0 months of data per Touareg, average 18000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 46
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Tiguans, 10.0 months of data per Tiguan, average 27300 miles
2013 Volkswagen Touareg 37
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Touaregs, 11.1 months of data per Touareg, average 34200 miles

 

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 41
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Tiguans, 9.5 months of data per Tiguan, average 40000 miles
2012 Volkswagen Touareg 30
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Touaregs, 9.3 months of data per Touareg, average 46000 miles

 

2011 Volkswagen Tiguan 39
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Tiguans, 10.5 months of data per Tiguan, average 48400 miles
2011 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Touaregs, 8.4 months of data per Touareg, average 51800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Tiguans, 7.6 months of data per Tiguan, average 55500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Touaregs, 6.3 months of data per Touareg, average 79500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan 96
90% 90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Tiguans, 9.1 months of data per Tiguan, average 78600 miles

First model year.

 

2008 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Touaregs, 10.1 months of data per Touareg, average 77500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Touaregs, 10.1 months of data per Touareg, average 115800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Volkswagen Touareg vs. Volkswagen Tiguan Reliability Comparisons

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Volkswagen Touareg

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Volkswagen Touareg

Volkswagen Touareg Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 310hp 4.9L V10 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
With so many gadgets, I worry about the reliability....and VW does get dinged for reliability in CR.
2004 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
There are a lot of electronic do-dads, all very nice to have but the reliability of a great number of them is/hes been less than stellar, with the majority of touaregs having to return to the dealers numerous times during their first year.
2004 4dr SUV 310-horsepower 4.2L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
Had a computer problem that took forever to get fixed; ALso spent a riduculous amount of time getting the trailer lights powered. Bottom line - although the tow limit is 7500 lbs, trying to power normal US trailers causes the computer to go haywire.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Ive had no issues with my tiguan, after 16,000miles in one year and plenty of abuse such as hundreds of redline shifts in 1,2,3rd gear and taking it on quite a few deeply rutted mountain roads. It still has no issues, squeaks or rattles. Everything is like the day I bought it.
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
In three years had no service related problems.
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
But, here is the problem. At 89,000 miles I've spent more on maintenance than I spent on my last car, a Toyota Camry, in 200,000 + miles. I've replaced an intake manifold, thermostat, water pump, cooling fans, door handle and a few other smaller things.
Volkswagen Tiguan Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I've had it in the shop 3 times for parts replacements in 2 years: rear brake rotors in first 6 months, then oil pressure relief valve necessitating replacing entire head gasket, then faulty fuel pump relay. All covered by warranty, and they comp'd my rental car, but I'm worried about what happens when it's not under warranty anymore!
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Electrical glitches. Direct injection issues... Carbon on intack valves. 3 water pumps....4 sunroof drain tubes. Not so good