Volkswagen Tiguan

4/5
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Verdict

With a new model coming in mid 2016, the current Volkswagen Tiguan is still a stylish and attractive compact SUV that offers family versatility, a nice cabin and a comfortable ride.

Performance

The Volkswagen Tiguan is available with just one diesel engine option with two varying power outputs. This is the 2.0TDI with a choice of 110 or 150bhp (two-wheel-drive) mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Depending on your choice of trim level, this engine also comes with the option of 4-Motion technology or a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. The 110 feels more than ample for a compact SUV of the Tiguan’s size and is obviously the more economical choice. The 150bhp variant however packs 340Nm of torque in case you plan on using it to tow anything.

Ride & Handling

Despite its tall SUV styling, the Tiguan is a surprisingly enjoyable compact SUV to drive. Its ride is comfortable but stiff enough helping the Tiguan to perform well in the corners with very little body lean evident. The steering has good feel too and if you opt for one of the higher trim levels with 4-Motion all-wheel-drive, confidence in the bends is further enhanced. Unless you’re planning to take the Tiguan off-road at any stage, the front wheel drive version is an impressive daily SUV.

Refinement

The Tiguan is available with a choice of three trim levels. These are Life & Leisure, Sport & Style and Edition-R. The entry level Life and Leisure tends to feel a little short on interior specification when compared to the higher trim levels. Moving up to Sport & Style however and you benefit from features like a leather multi-function steering wheel and gear knob, climate control and a 5.8 inch touch screen controlling the infotainment. Edition-R brings with it a sporty body kit and 18 inch alloy wheels complete with sports suspension.

Quality & Reliability

As is usual with the finish in any modern Volkswagen in their model range, the build quality is excellent. There is a wide use of soft-touch materials across the dashboard and centre console. The dashboard design does not quite ooze the classiness or appeal of the design found in the Golf or Passat, but it still looks and feels like a premium product. All of the switchgear feel solid to the touch while the seats and rest of the cabin feel like they will stand the test of time of family wear and tear. It probably features more buttons on the dashboard than any modern Volkswagen but there is a replacement coming in 2016.

Safety & Security

The Tiguan achieved the full five star rating in Euro NCAP crash testing making it a very safe car in its time. Rules have since been made more stringent so we are expecting big things from the new model coming in 2016. The current Tiguan packs a decent level of standard safety equipment that includes a full set of six airbags, ISO-FIX, electronic stability control, hill hold and emergency brake assist. Further optional tech includes lane keep assist and high beam assistance that senses when another car is approaching and automatically dips the beams.

Space & Practicality

The Tiguan goes up against rivals like the Nissan Qashqai and more recently the new Renault Kadjar to name a few, so it needs to prove its positon in the market against huge competition. The Tiguan does however pack some impressive space. Front seats passenger benefit from a slightly elevated ride height with good head and legroom. Rear passengers have the advantage of sliding the rear bench forward or backward to create more legroom or boot space. Head room in the rear is also more than ample. Storage throughout the cabin is impressive with good size door pockets, a glovebox and a deep central cubby. Boot space is big at 470 litres beating the Qashqai and Skoda Yeti cousin while the rear seats also fold forward to create an impressive 1510 litres of space.

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Key Facts

Make

Volkswagen

Model
Tiguan
Variant
TIGUAN LL 2.0 TDI 110HP Diesel
Car Category
Crossover
First Launched
2011
Engine (L)
2.0
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
6 Speed
Fuel type
Diesel
Body Type
SUV
Price New
€29,810
CBG Expert Rating
4.0

Running Costs

Tax
€280
Tax Band
B2
L/100km Combined
5.3
Average km/L
18.9
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
64
Fuel Tank Range
1208 km
Cost of filling a tank
€78.02
Average Cost Per 200 km
€12.92
CO2 emmissions
139 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU5

Performance

Brake Horsepower
110 bhp
Max Power kW
82
Displacement - CC (Engine)
1968
Engine Cylinders
4
Engine Position
Front, transversely
Driven Wheels
Front
Aspiration
Turbo
Top speed
175 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
11.9 s
L/100km Urban
6.30 L
L/100km Extra Urban
4.80 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
SUV
Doors
5
Seats
5
Boot capacity
470 L

Warranty

All Components
3 Year vehicle warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
3 Year vehicle warranty
Car Body
12 Years Anti-Perforation
Paintwork
3 Years on paintwork
Mileage
90000
Roadside Assistance
3 Year Roadside Assistance

Safety

Euroncap Star Rating
5
Hill Hold Assist System
Yes

Interior Comfort

Air Conditioning
Yes

Dimensions

Boot capacity
470 L
Wheels
Front wheel drive
Tyre size front
215/65 R16H mm
Tyre size back
215/65 R16H mm
Length
4426 mm
Width
1809 mm
Height
1703 mm
Wheel Base
2604 mm
Front Track (mm)
1703
Rear Track (mm)
1571
Kerb weight
1543 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
2080
Turning circle (m)
12

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Inline
Engine Type
Front, transversely
Fuel Delivery
Diesel Commonrail
Steering
Steering rack
Power
110 bhp
18 Variants
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SUV
€29,810
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 470 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.9 s
  • New Price €29,810
SUV
€30,495
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 615 L
  • Engine Size 1.4 L
  • Power 125 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.5 s
  • New Price €30,495
SUV
€31,610
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 470 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.9 s
  • New Price €31,610
SUV
€32,610
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €570
  • Boot Capacity 470 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.2 s
  • New Price €32,610
SUV
€33,610
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 470 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.9 s
  • New Price €33,610
SUV
€34,410
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €570
  • Boot Capacity 470 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.2 s
  • New Price €34,410
SUV
€34,540
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 615 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.3 s
  • New Price €34,540
SUV
€36,240
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 615 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.3 s
  • New Price €36,240
SUV
€36,410
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €570
  • Boot Capacity 470 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.2 s
  • New Price €36,410
SUV
€36,790
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 615 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.3 s
  • New Price €36,790
SUV
€38,110
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 470 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.2 s
  • New Price €38,110
SUV
€38,490
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 615 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.3 s
  • New Price €38,490
SUV
€39,540
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 615 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.3 s
  • New Price €39,540
SUV
€39,810
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 470 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.8 s
  • New Price €39,810
SUV
€40,090
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 615 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.3 s
  • New Price €40,090
SUV
€41,790
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 615 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.3 s
  • New Price €41,790
SUV
€41,810
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 470 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.8 s
  • New Price €41,810
SUV
€44,385
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 615 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 190 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.9 s
  • New Price €44,385