2013 Tiguan
SEL shown in Night Blue Metallic
Not everyone sees SUVs as fun to drive. But we do. Which is why the Tiguan is everything you want
Everything you wanted in a car.
in a compact SUV and more. It gives you that great ride height. It carries you and all your things
in comfort and style. And it adds some serious fun to the mix, because underneath the hood lies a
200-hp turbocharged engine, which also powers our legendary GTI. The available 4MOTION®
all-wheel drive helps you adapt to nearly any type of road condition. And when you climb behind
the wheel, youll realize that somewhere between here and your next destination, the ultimate car
might actually be a Tiguan. Thats the Power of German Engineering.
2013 Tiguan
All aboard.
Your ride is here. And its going to feel like youve really arrived.
Climb into the roomy Tiguan and sit down in the drivers seat. Youll
immediately feel a sense of refinement. It could be due to the
upscale touches throughout. The available leather seating surfaces
that feel soft and inviting. The climate control that helps create the
ideal environment no matter where you find yourself. Or it could just
be that perfect combination of open sky above you and open road
in front of you. Next stop: Wherever that road takes you.
Climatronic® dual-zone climate control*
Features
Heated front seats*
V-Tex leatherette or leather seating surfaces*
12-way power-adjustable front seats*
12.7-square-foot panoramic sunroof*
Rear seats with adjustable backrest
SEL shown in Charcoal leather
Interior
*Feature available on select models.
200 hp
®
2.0L TSI
207lbs/ft of torque
436miles/tank*
The body of an SUV. The heart of a VW.
You may not see it right away, but the Tiguan does share two things with the legendary GTI: its 200-hp
engine and that indescribable feeling you get when youre making a quick getaway. And since it gets up
to 436 miles per tank,* you can throw everything in the back and not throw it all away on gas.
Now getting there is twice the fun because weve equipped the Tiguan with an available 6-speed automatic
transmission with Tiptronic.® So depending on your mood, you have your choice of fully automatic or
manual shifting mode. Along with an endless choice of places to go.
SEL shown in Pepper Gray Metallic
*2013 2.0L TSI, automatic transmission: 22 city/26 highway mpg EPA estimates. 436 miles per tank.
Performance
Range based on 26 highway mpg EPA estimate and a 16.8-gallon tank. Your mileage will vary.
Time to flex our flexibility.
Spend a minute with the Tiguan and youll soon realize it can adapt
to almost anything. For starters, theres the 40/20/40-split folding
rear seats that allow you multiple ways to carry things. The rear seats
slide back and forth in case you find more than you were looking
for at the farmers market. There are hooks to tie your stuff down so
you can get moving. And if you ever want to recharge your laptop
in back, were sure the Tiguan will be more than accommodating.
56.1 cubic feet of cargo space*
Features
Fold-flat front passenger seat
40/20/40-split folding rear seats
Three 12-volt power outlets
Sliding rear seats
Roof rails**
SEL shown in Sandstone leather
Versatility
*With rear seats folded down. **Feature available on select models.
Roof rails. Bikes. Luggage. Skis. The available
roof rails work with all our accessory racks, so
whatever life throws your way, youll be ready,
willing, and stable.
4MOTION
4MOTION
LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL).
These beautiful available Daytime
Running Lights illuminate almost instantly,
use less energy, and last significantly
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longer than standard light bulbs. Did we
mention they were beautiful?
Turning headlights. The available Bi-Xenon headlights
with Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) dont just shine
brighter, they can also turn up to 15 degrees around a
corner and help give you a quick glimpse into the future.
28˚of incline clearance
Touchscreen navigation with rearview
Just look beyond the available huge panoramic sunroof for a second.
camera. The available navigation system
Because the closer you look at the Tiguan, the more youre going to find.
with 5-inch color touchscreen wont just
And thats fine with us because we designed it to be appreciated, piece
help you find your way home. Itll let you
4MOTION
4MOTION
by piece, road by road, and journey by journey. So once you get behind
get lost in the music.
the wheel of the Tiguan, youll never stop discovering new things.
4MOTION all-wheel drive. The Tiguan
can be equipped with available all-wheel
drive so it can adapt to practically any
environment you encounter, unearth, or
cross into. It works equally well scaling a
parking garage.
SEL shown in Sandstone leather
Wouldnt it be nice to live the high life, without the high price that comes
Touchscreen navigation**
Corner-illuminating foglights**
Features
Living the high-tech life.
with it? The Tiguan feels like a more expensive car because it comes
Electric parking brake with brake disc
Multi-function trip computer
with features you wouldnt expect in this class. Like a multi-function
drying feature
Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime
trip computer. Or being able to phone friends with a simple touch of
Bluetooth® with audio streaming*
Running Lights and AFS**
a button and voice command.* Theres even an available touchscreen
Rearview camera**
Dual-zone automatic climate control**
navigation system that tells you exactly where you need to go to find
that secluded hot spring or five-star restaurant. No matter where you
Technology
*Requires compatible device. **Feature available on select models.
are with the Tiguan, life is good.
Entertain all your options.
Whether youve got a carload of friends or youre driving solo, its
good to know the Tiguan will always be jam-packed full of music
and entertainment. Just turn on the available touchscreen sound
system to fill the cabin with your favorite radio station, iPod®
playlist, or talk show host du jour. The sound pumps through eight
glorious speakers, so dont be afraid to turn it up. And let yourself
grin from ear to ear.
In-dash CD player, MP3- and WMA-compatible
Features
AUX-input for portable audio players
Media Device Interface (MDI) with iPod cable*
SiriusXM Satellite Radio with
3-month trial subscription*
Touchscreen sound system with in-dash 6-CD
player, HD Radio, and SD memory card reader*
Leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel
*Feature available on select models.
You know that German engineering you admire under the hood? Its
actually throughout the entire car. There are more than a dozen safety
features specifically designed to help you prevent a collision. And
even more to help protect you in the event of one. So no matter what
Safety
happens, well do our best to help keep you safe.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC). ESC helps prevent
ABS and HBA. The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) helps
Surrounded by safety. In addition to airbags,* every
Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS). After the
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). The TPMS
IIHS Top Safety Pick. The 2012 Tiguan is one of the
oversteer or understeer during an evasive maneuver by
to keep the brakes from locking up during sudden stops
Tiguan has a specially reinforced safety cage complete
airbags* have been deployed in a collision, the ICRS
helps monitor tire pressure and alerts you when it is too
Insurance Institute for Highway Safetys Top Safety Picks.
applying corrective forces to each of the wheels. In other
and helps you retain control over the steering during
with anti-intrusion side beams and press-quenched
automatically unlocks all doors, disables the fuel pump,
low. Properly inflated tires greatly increase safety by
Actually, its one of nine 2012 Volkswagen models to
words, it helps you maintain control when you need it most.
emergency braking. Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA) works
B-pillars, designed to help protect you in the event of
and turns on the hazard lights.** Thats why we call it
helping create better stability, handling, and braking in
get their top award. That means all nine cars scored
with ABS to help ensure that you get the maximum
a collision. Surrounding that are crumple zones that
intelligent.
almost all situations.
the highest rating in all four qualifying tests. Thats 36
braking power from the brake system.
provide space and material to help cushion and absorb
instances of superior safety.
the impact while the safety cage insulates you.
This is an dramatization and does not depict what will happen in a collision. All airbags will not inflate in real-world crashes, and if multiple airbags do deploy, they will be in various stages of inflating/deflating and will never all be inflated at the same time. *Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy under
all crash circumstances. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age. **The Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) will only activate in a collision where the airbags deploy or safety belt pretensioners activate. Not all collisions cause airbags to deploy
or safety belt pretensioners to activate. ct crash test, 40 mph frontal-offset crash test, 20 mph rear-impact test, roof strength testing, and the availability of ESC. Test performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For details, visit www.iihs.org. See vw.com for moreor detailswww.iihs.org. See vw.com for more
information on safety features.
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No-charge scheduled Carefree Maintenance*
Changing your oil, rotating your tires, topping off the windshield
wiper fluid — do you remember to do all that stuff? Your car does.
Right there in your instrument panel. Both it and your dealer will let
you know when its time to schedule your appointment. And for
three years, or 36,000 miles, weve got you covered. Thats why
we call it carefree. Come by for a courtesy vehicle check within the
first 90 days, or 6,000 miles, and ask us any questions you have
while we give your Tiguan a basic checkup. Then, come by every
year, or 10,000 miles, for your remaining scheduled maintenance
checks. Its that simple.
*The Volkswagen Carefree Maintenance Program covers the vehicle’s scheduled maintenance for three years or 36,000
miles, whichever comes first. Coverage during the term of the new vehicle limited warranty at no additional charge. Some
limitations apply. See dealer or vehicle maintenance program booklet for details.
SE shown in Candy White
Standard, at no additional cost
SN SE with Sunroof and Nav
Optional, additional cost
SA S with Automatic
SR S with Sunroof
- Not Available
Specifications
Design
S
SE
SEL
Comfort cont.
S
SE
SEL
Trims and
Privacy glass
SR
Leather seating surfaces
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Halogen headlights with clear, lightweight, chip-resistant polycarbonate lenses and
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3-spoke, leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel, height-adjustable, with
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
telescoping steering column
Bi-Xenon high-intensity headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and Adaptive
Power windows with pinch protection; front windows with automatic 1-touch feature,
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Front-lighting System (AFS)
operable from drivers side only
Halogen reflector lens foglights with corner-illuminating feature
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Performance
S
SE
SEL
Power-operated, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals
-
Power-operated, folding, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals and memory
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2.0L TSI, 16-valve, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with intercooler and
Specs
Chrome applications to exterior side window frames
-
FSI® direct injection techology; 200 hp, 207 lbs/ft of torque
Silver roof rails
-
4MOTION all-wheel-drive system
Power-sliding panoramic sunroof (12.7 sq. ft.)
SR
SN
Power-assisted, front vented disc brakes (312 mm X 25 mm); rear solid disc brakes
(286 mm X 12 mm)
16" steel wheels with anti-theft wheel locks
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Electromechanical Power Steering with variable assistance and active return
16" alloy wheels with anti-theft wheel locks
SA
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Independent suspension with front MacPherson struts and rear fully independent suspension
18" alloy wheels with anti-theft wheel locks
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Towing capacity - 2,200 lbs.
19" alloy wheels with anti-theft wheel locks
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-
Trailer hitch preparation (wiring, bumper, and crossbar with mounting plate)
Heated front windshield washer nozzles
-
6-speed manual transmission
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-
Rain-sensing windshield wipers
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6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode
SA
Technology
S
SE
SEL
Safety
S
SE
SEL
8-speaker sound system with MP3- and WMA-compatible in-dash CD player and
-
-
AM/FM radio
Anti-theft alarm system for doors, hood, trunk, and radio with audible and visual activation
Premium VIII touchscreen sound system with HD Radio, built-in MP3- and WMA-
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Immobilizer theft-deterrent system
compatible 6-disc CD changer, and SD memory card reader
Driver and front passenger front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system††
RNS 315 navigation system with 5" color touchscreen and SD memory card reader
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SN
Side Curtain Protection® head airbags, front and rear††
Tiguan S
Tiguan SE
Tiguan SEL
Rearview camera
-
-
3-point safety belts for all seating positions; safety belt pretensioners for driver, front
SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription
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passenger, and rear outboard seating positions
AUX-in for portable audio players
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child seat anchor points
Media Device Interface (MDI) with iPod cable
-
Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Electronic Differential Lock
S
SE
SEL
Bluetooth with audio streaming*
(EDL), and Engine Braking Assist (EBA)
Keyless access with push-button start**
-
-
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD), and
Includes 2.0L, 200-hp TSI® engine; 6-speed manual transmission; 16"
Includes all S features, plus: 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic
Includes all SE with Sunroof and Navigation features, plus: 19" Savannah
Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
steel wheels with all-season tires; Climatic manual climate control; cloth
and Sport mode; 18" New York alloy wheels with all-season tires; halogen
alloy wheels with all-season tires; Climatronic® dual-zone automatic
Comfort
S
SE
SEL
Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)
seating surfaces; 8-way manually adjustable drivers seat with lumbar
reflector lens foglights with corner-illuminating feature; silver roof rails;
climate control; Bi-Xenon high-intensity headlights with LED Daytime
Trailer roll stability program
Climatic single-zone climate control with pollen filter
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support; 8-way manually adjustable passengers seat with lumbar and
chrome window surrounds and protective side moldings; privacy glass;
Running Lights (DRL) and Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS); 12-way
Electric parking brake with brake disc drying feature
Climatronic dual-zone automatic climate control with pollen filter
-
-
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
fold-flat function; leather-wrapped shift knob and multi-function steering
V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces;
8-way comfort partial-power front
power seats with leather seating surfaces, power-adjustable lumbar
Carpeted cargo area; trunk cover with 4 tie-down hooks in cargo area
wheel; 40/20/40-split folding rear seat, reclining rear seat with fore and
seats; heated front seats and washer nozzles; Big Roof Storage System;
support, and 3-position memory; automatic rain-sensing wipers; keyless
Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip odometer, fuel gauge, temperature gauge,
Quality
S
SE
SEL
aft sliding adjustment; foldable rear armrest with pass-through storage
Premium VIII touchscreen sound system with HD Radio built-in MP3- and
access with push-button start;** self-dimming rearview mirror; adjustable
oil gauge, gear indicator, clock, and outside temperature
and 2 cupholders; multi-function trip computer; 8-speaker sound system
WMA-compatible 6-disc CD changer, SD memory card reader, AUX-in for
ambient floor-mounted lighting; rearview camera.
Driver and passenger visor vanity mirrors, illuminated and with covers
12-year/unlimited mileage Limited Warranty Against Corrosion Perforation
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5-year/60,000-mile (whichever occurs first) Powertrain Limited Warranty
with MP3- and WMA-compatible in-dash CD player, AM/FM radio, AUX-
portable audio players, Media Device Interface (MDI) with iPod® cable,
Self-dimming rearview mirror with on/off switch
Multi-function trip computer with compass, trip time, trip length, average trip speed,
3-year/36,000-mile (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty
in for portable audio players; Bluetooth® with audio streaming;* cruise
and SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription.
Options
average trip fuel consumption, current fuel consumption, miles to empty, radio station
3-year/36,000-mile (whichever occurs first) Roadside Assistance‡‡
control; Electronic Stability Control (ECS); Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
display, and personalizing functions
4MOTION all-wheel-drive system. Trailer hitch.
3-year/36,000-mile (whichever occurs first) no-charge scheduled Carefree
with front and rear disc brakes; Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR); Tire Pressure
SE with Sunroof and Navigation
2 remote key fobs with lock, unlock, rear hatch release, and panic button
Maintenance Program§
Monitoring System (TPMS).
3 12V power outlets: 1 in front console, 1 in rear console, and 1 in cargo area
Includes all SE features, plus: power tilting/sliding panoramic sunroof,
Dimensions
Dual front reading lights, and luggage compartment lighting
RNS 315 navigation system with 5" color touchscreen in center console
8-way manual drivers seat with adjustable lumbar support
-
-
S with Automatic
Wheelbase
102.5 inches (2,604 mm)
and SD memory card reader.
8-way manual passenger seat with adjustable lumbar support and fold-flat function
-
-
Front track
61.8 inches (1,570 mm)
Includes all S features, plus: 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic®
8-way partial-power front seats with adjustable lumbar support, power recline, and rear
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-
Rear track
61.9 inches (1,571 mm)
and Sport mode; 16" Portland alloy wheels.
seat pockets
Options
12-way power-adjustable front seats with memory function
-
-
Length
174.5 inches (4,427 mm)
4MOTION all-wheel-drive system. Trailer hitch.
Heated front seats
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Width
71.2 inches (1,809 mm)
S with Sunroof
Height
66.3 inches (1,683 mm)
40/20/40-split folding rear seat, slide adjustment, and adjustable backrest
Ground clearance
6.9 inches (175 mm)
Includes all S with Automatic features, plus: power tilting/sliding panoramic
Front center armrest with storage; 2 front cupholders, 2 cupholders in rear armrest
Cargo capacity
23.8 cu. ft. (0.673 cu. m)
sunroof; privacy glass.
Lockable glovebox, illuminated upon opening, with adjustable cooling feature
Cloth seating surfaces
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Cargo capacity with rear seats folded down
56.1 cu. ft. (1.589 cu. m)
V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces
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Options
4MOTION® all-wheel-drive system. Trailer hitch.
*Requires compatible device. **See back cover for important information on this feature. Optional towing package required. See owner’s manual for details.
††Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy under all crash circumstances. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear, using restraint
systems appropriate for their size and age. The Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) will only activate in a collision where the airbags deploy or safety belt pretensioners activate. Not all collisions cause airbags to deploy or safety belt pretensioners to activate. ‡‡Roadside Assistance provided by Signature Motor Club,
Inc., and Signature Motor Club of California, Inc. §The Volkswagen Carefree Maintenance Program covers the vehicle’s scheduled maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Coverage during the term of the new vehicle limited warranty at no additional charge. Some limitations apply. See dealer
or vehicle maintenance program booklet for details.
Wheels
Accessories
Exterior
Standard
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Candy White
Reflex Silver Metallic
Pepper Gray Metallic
Wild Cherry Metallic
S 16" Portland
Monster Mats®
Splash Guards
MojoMats®
White Gold Metallic
Night Blue Metallic
Deep Black Pearl
SE 18" New York
Base Carrier Bars with Kayak Carrier
Base Carrier Bars with Snowboard/Ski
Heavy Duty Trunk Liner with CarGo Blocks
Attachment
Attachment
Interior
Cloth
V-Tex Leatherette
Leather
SEL 19" Savannah
Pedal Caps
License Plate Frame
Aluminum Side Steps
Charcoal
Charcoal
Sandstone
Charcoal
Sandstone
Not all combinations of exterior paint and interior seating surfaces are available.
2013 Volkswagen Family
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Passat
Jetta
Tiguan
CC
Golf
Jetta SportWagen
GTI
Touareg
Eos
Think Blue is the Volkswagen way to drive progress by creating and producing cars that are more
efficient,* eco-conscious, and fun to drive. The Volkswagen line features a variety of BlueMotion®
technologies — from TDI engines to precision fuel injection — designed to make our vehicles as
blue as possible. Which is likely to make other car companies green with envy. Learn how we
think beyond green at vw.com/thinkblue.
©2012 Volkswagen of America, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A. Volkswagen of America, Inc., believes the specifications in this brochure to be correct at the time of printing. Specifications, standard equipment, options, fabrics, and colors are subject to change without notice. Some features may be unavailable when your vehicle is built.
Some vehicles are pictured with options that may be available at extra cost or may not be available on some models. Ask your dealer about availability of options and verify that the vehicle you ordered includes the equipment you ordered. Tires are supplied and warranted by their manufacturer. “Volkswagen,” the Volkswagen
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logo, “Das Auto,” “Tiguan,” “TSI,” “4MOTION,” “Climatronic,” and “DSG” are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG. “Carefree Maintenance,” the Carefree Maintenance logo, and “Side Curtain Protection” are registered trademarks of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “Tiptronic” is a registered trademark of Dr. Ing. h.c.
F. Porsche AG. “Bluetooth” is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. “iPod” is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. iPod is not included. SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Traffic, and Travel Link subscriptions sold separately or as a package after trial expires. Subscriptions to all SiriusXM services are sold separately
after 3-month trial expires. SiriusXM Traffic service available in select markets. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement
for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Sirius U.S. satellite service available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous U.S.A., D.C., and P.R. (with coverage limitations). Sirius, XM, and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. Volkswagen DVD Navigation depends on signals from
the worldwide Global Positioning Satellite network. The vehicle’s electrical system, and existing wireless and satellite technologies, must be available and operating properly for the system to function. The system is designed to provide you with suggested routes in locating addresses, destinations, and other points of interest.
Changes in street names, construction zones, traffic flow, points of interest, and other road system changes are beyond the control of Volkswagen of America, Inc. Complete detailed mapping of lanes, roads, streets, toll roads, highways, etc., is not possible, therefore you may encounter discrepancies between the mapping
and your actual location. Please rely on your individual judgment in determining whether or not to follow a suggested navigation route. Periodically, the mapping is updated and a new DVD will be required in order to maintain the latest navigation information available to us. These will be available for purchase from time to
time at additional cost. Some Volkswagen models are equipped with a keyless ignition feature. The details as to how the system works can vary and Volkswagen owners should consult their owner’s literature or an authorized Volkswagen dealer if they have further questions about the operation of this feature. Please note that
Volkswagen warns against leaving the vehicle unattended with the engine running, particularly in enclosed spaces. For further information regarding any Volkswagen model, please call 1-800-DRIVE-VW, or just look us up at vw.com. VW13TIGBUS
*See www.fueleconomy.gov for EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary.

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