Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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16 reader reviews for Volkswagen Tiguan Crossover.
  • 2.0 TDI 140 S 4WD 5dr

    Terry Andjune , Kent . Date: 02/08/2015
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    My car is a Tiguan 2.0 TDI 4WD R Line, with leather seats (heated as well). Had it 2.5 years on a VW PCP solutions scheme. Nice looking car. It has 19" Mallory alloy wheels, which set the car higher than standard, and it makes the car look great. Ride is very though harsh, and cornering is unexceptional. Acceleration isn't that good and in the first and second it is sluggish when accelerating. I've not had bad weather to test the 4WD, so can't comment on this aspect although in wet weather it seems steady. The least I like about this car though is the very poor economy. Despite a claimed 44mpg combined, I've never had anywhere near that. On average I've got 38mpg over the 2.5 years. Whilst acknowledged that this is a higher end car than the average, and I shouldn't expect good economy, I expected a higher mpg return. We live a rural area, but travel on the motorway and A roads a lot, so it's exposed to a variety of different road conditions. The boot is 470 litres, compared to a VW Golf at 380 litres. With the seats down, it is a big load space. Without the seats down, it's not much better than the VW Golf. Comfort is good for both driver and passengers. Rear passenger space is generous. However, I do not like the headrests at all. They are too fussy, almost unremoveable (they can be removed with a special tool) and uncomfortable. Our car had the electric seat adjustment fitted, which is great. Overall, poor economy, highish insurance, hard ride, sluggish in lowed gears.

  • 2.0 TSI 200 R Line 4WD 5dr

    Trevor Law , . Date: 30/06/2015
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    My vehicle is a 4 wheel-drive auto, registered in December 2009 and has now (June 2015) covered 56,500 miles. I have owned more exciting cars (2 BMW M5's, an M3 and a Jag XJR amongst them, so the Tiguan was never likely to feel really quick. However it has a totally usable performance - the diesel engine really suits the car and it is quick enough for our benighted road system in the current decade. Many commentators have stated that the Tiguan feels like a good hatchback and I have to agree. It really is like a taller heavier Golf with really good handling and balance.

    The car has needed replacement of one catalytic converter (under vehicle warranty) and one Xenon Headlight unit. This catalyst is protected by running the car quickly every week! Initially I was disappointed the auto-box was not a twin-clutch as on previous VW Golf / Audi TTs. After over 50,000 miles with it I have decided it is probably a smoother drive system than by using twin-clutch / auto-box combination!

    The Tiguan has been an excellent companion for all types of use particularly on winter tyres. Would I buy another? Almost certainly... Roll on the 2016 replacement and I hope they use some nice interior colours. My car with cream leather and blue paintwork - really looks good - 19" Omanyte wheels help! I am appalled that all current new Tiguan R-Lines seem to have black upholstery and a poor range of colours...

  • 1.4 TSI 150 SE 4WD 5dr

    john bridger , . Date: 27/06/2014
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      26

    My car

    We bought our 1.4TSI 4 motion a month ago, and we've done about 1000 miles in it so far. We bought R Line and added premium and towbar packages. premium is worth the extra cost although note that the electric seat adjustment doesn't include a memory function. The towing package includes 'rear assist' but the display add little value and is hard to see in any sunlight, nor does it include any rear warning sensors, so it feels a little cheap in this respect. The car handles well, and although performance is a little boring teh car otself is very easy to drive with excellent driving position and comfort. The really BIG disappointment is fuel economy. VW claims for 31 MPG for this car seem wildly exagerated. So far we've only managed 26 mpg - and this is with careful, non-urban driving. We had high hopes that the 1.4 engine would be more economical for us.

  • 2.0 TDI 140 B'motion Tec SE 5dr

    Julian Bennett Date: 05/12/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39

    My car

    Had the car for 15 months now, followed 2 lovely Jaguar XJ's which were too big for Devon. Have to say the Tiguan is excellent. Practical, comfortable, nice feel to the handling, and is well made. Don't go for the harder riding S version as it is too firm, SE is just acceptable bearing in mind the handling. MPG depends alot on driving style, e.g cruise over 75mph and you will see 38mpg less than 75mph probably 41mpg. Can't understand why the X3 gets such good reviews from car Mag's, it really felt cheap and noisy in comparison.

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