"I have a 2002 Passat VW which is why I purchased another VW auto. I knew VW were built for safety first and the 17 yrs I have driven a VW has proved to be just that. The Tiquan is an enormous step up in safety in structure, mechanically , and driving assist devices. I were to do it again I would clarify which of all the Drive assist options are actually on the vehicle. I thought buying the SE Model provided me with many more safety assist devices that I wanted and thought was installed only to find that is not the case . It takes used to the new TSI engine although my Passat is a 4cylTurbo, this car although almost identical in statics between the 2 VWs has more aceleration and handles solid with it.
I am not enthusiastic with the keyless start and features but I am still learning about them and can see they will be a advantage. I definitely do not like the auto stop feature but have learned techniques to driving with it and to disengage the auto stop temporarily. I would say I bought more than I needed in having the 3rd row seating. Would probably save gas not having all the weight of that row but again I kept it folded down and you don't even know it is there. Gas mileage is average but cheaper because of being able to use Regular gas.