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Old 01-10-2017, 10:01 AM   #18
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That third row has to be claustrophobic.






Seats up:




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Current Tiguan:
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Old 01-10-2017, 03:11 PM   #19
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New Tiguan looks huge. Seems to be as big as any other 3 row SUV (Pilot, Cx9 etc)
Not a bad amount of room in 3rd row and with all rows up, cargo room looks pretty good. About as much as in my CX9.

Wonder how much bigger the Atlas is then. Seems like they would be very close in size looking at these pics.
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Old 01-10-2017, 03:14 PM   #20
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Angry Why White or Light colors!!!!!!

Ok the 3rd row looks better than I thought.

But, why do they put these light color seats in cars?
Go to a 3-4 day car show and go on the last day.
Look at what the light seats look like.

After 100's of people have climbed in over and over the seats will have blue smears all over them and mainly on the door side. Blue jeans will stain the seats. A car show will show what the seats will look like after 2-3 years.

Looks good in show room, sucks in life.

For that matter all Black interiors are terrible. Look cool when clean I will agree.
If I could change one thing on my GTI it would be to have brown leather seats like Euro cars and have a lighter interior but not WHITE!

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Old 01-10-2017, 04:42 PM   #21
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snobrdrdan - thanks for the pics. Would you say your Passat has more rear leg room?
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Old 01-10-2017, 06:43 PM   #22
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Agreed - 3rd row isn't that bad after all. Still look rather usable. Please to see they fold very flat too.
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Old 01-10-2017, 06:45 PM   #23
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I sure wouldn't want to put anyone I cared about in those 3rd row seats. In a rear end collision those seats are in the crumple zone.
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:24 PM   #24
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I wonder why the low power output? Maybe it's for fuel economy or that they're going to offer an uprated variant?
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:52 PM   #25
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I sure wouldn't want to put anyone I cared about in those 3rd row seats. In a rear end collision those seats are in the crumple zone.
It's hard to tell from the pic but our golfs are not that much better. Maybe 1-6" difference at most.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:52 PM   #26
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I wonder if the lower power output is from VW retuning HP / Torque off the top to boost it down low. Different intake, tuning, turbo housing. Something like that. I know Chrysler at least used to do that across car and SUV models that share powertrains.

Maybe I am too optimistic though.
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Old 01-13-2017, 09:25 AM   #27
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snobrdrdan - thanks for the pics. Would you say your Passat has more rear leg room?
Than the Tiguan's 2nd row?

I haven't seen the Tiguan in person yet, though the NAIAS show is right up the road from me & not open to the public yet (found all those pics online)....but the Passat's back seat/room is HUGE, even with the front seats all the way back.

No other sedan comes close to it, IMO. It's like a (poor man's) A8, lol

The current Tig's 2nd row isn't bad/uncomfortable for adults though (it's seating position), btw. But the Passat definitely has more room
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Old 01-13-2017, 03:40 PM   #28
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Than the Tiguan's 2nd row?

I haven't seen the Tiguan in person yet, though the NAIAS show is right up the road from me & not open to the public yet (found all those pics online)....but the Passat's back seat/room is HUGE, even with the front seats all the way back.

No other sedan comes close to it, IMO. It's like a (poor man's) A8, lol

The current Tig's 2nd row isn't bad/uncomfortable for adults though (it's seating position), btw. But the Passat definitely has more room
Yea, the 2nd row on the new Tiguan.

Oh ok, I assumed you were there and you snapped them yourself. I know, the room is really amazing. It's one of the main reasons Passat is on top of my list in that segment. But also do like the way new Tig looks, and the ease a larger vehicle provides when it comes to strapping a kid in as there is no bending over.

Haha, true dat!
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Old 01-14-2017, 08:39 AM   #29
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But also do like the way new Tig looks, and the ease a larger vehicle provides when it comes to strapping a kid in as there is no bending over.
Very true.
My wife keeps crying how she "needs" a bigger SUV (she really doesn't), so this might fit the bill perfectly
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Old 01-14-2017, 05:56 PM   #30
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Very true.
My wife keeps crying how she "needs" a bigger SUV (she really doesn't), so this might fit the bill perfectly
Hahaha. I don't blame her.
We have a 2dr GTI with an infant right now and the two biggest problem areas are trunk space and cramped interior. With the kid behind the passenger seat, she has no room upfront so she prefers to climb in behind me (driver) for more comfort - making my seating position less comfortable, lol. So i can see where your wife is coming from, considering the current/older Tig is not much more spacious.

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Old 01-14-2017, 07:22 PM   #31
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Couple features to be aware of.

One feature I love in the CX9 is the sliding 2nd row bench. We have ours all the way back with a booster on one side and regular car seat on the other and you can push the front seats back as much as you want. This is not something I actively looked for, but moving forward definitely a requirement. Then when it comes to putting an adult in the third row, you can move the 2nd row up a little.

2nd thing which is not a big deal if you don't regularly use the 3rd row (which we do) is cargo room behind the 3rd row. Can you fit a stroller back there. Recommend taking it with you to the dealership and testing.

Unfortunately, that puts the GM twins (Enclave & Traverse) at the front with the most cargo room. Acadia is now on a different platform and is much smaller. Durango is next but much smaller. Then comes Pilot, pathfinder etc.

But this should be on Atlas post, not Tiguan. Oh well.
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