Non-luxury automakers have been attempting to woo new buyers recently by adding premium models and features to stand out from the competition. Buick and Hyundai are two of the most notable automakers making plenty of headlines for luxurious, competitively priced new models, but Volkswagen has been flying under the radar with similar tactics for years. Take the Volkswagen Tiguan for example. When launched in 2009, it quickly stood out as one of the best-equipped models among non-luxury compact crossovers, but since then, most of the competition has caught up to the Tiguan with plenty of upscale and luxury features now readily available in this entry-level market. For 2012, Volkswagen fine tuned its little crossover to add improved fuel economy and an updated exterior styling to its already-impressive cabin experience. Fresh off its facelift and numerous upgrades, we recently drove the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan for this weeklong review which included a lengthy interstate road trip.