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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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14 reader reviews for Volkswagen Tiguan Crossover.
  • 2.0 TDI 140 Match 4WD 5dr

    Peter Masters , . Date: 04/03/2011
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    Took delivery of new 2.0 TDI 140 Match on March 1st. Replacement for 2.0 TDI SE acquired new exactly 3 years previously. 36 months and 20K miles of hassle-free motoring consisting mix of city/local and occasional longer runs to Northern England and Wales. Didn't miss a beat during this period – only visits to garage were for routine servicing and one VW recall. In summary: Plus: Very comfortable and car-like to drive. Good on increasingly potholed city streets and in significant snow during last two winters. Very good use of interior space – particularly rear seats for our two tall teenagers. Relatively cheap to run and insure, good combined mpg returns. No rattles, breaks or trim loss. Appearance hasn't aged – unlike some competitors.

    Minus: 1st gear too short. Occasional 'whining' from engine bay/underfloor during very cold weather (Garage – "It's just the cold"….). Not a lot else.

    Overall View: Recommended

  • 2.0 TDI 140 SE 4WD 5dr

    Edward Askew , Buckinghamshire . Date: 21/11/2010
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    Third update on my Tiguan. Now done 40,000 miles, still on the original tyres although these need changing soon (had 3mm left at December service).

    The interior is still as new, no squeaks or rattles and the plastics seem impossible to mark, the bodywork (excepting stone chipping at the front) is also very good. Quality and reliability has been very VERY impressive, with no issues at all, as has the drive. Smooth, quiet and lots of punch from the engine, fantastic on the motorway. Overall economy (car is automatic) c 42mpg. Great in the snow too, even on multi-season tyres.

    Service cost for the second (36,000 mile) service was a bit high at £400, but dealership(s) have all been excellent and highly professional.

    The best recommendation I can make - when I come to change it later this year it is hard to look beyond having another Tiguan...and I've never had the same car twice in over 20 years.

  • 2.0 TDI 140 Sport 4WD 5dr

    Gareth Goodram Date: 19/10/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have just bought this car. So far I have found it very easy and comfortable to drive. One of the main reasons we bought the car was its five star EuroNCAP safty status and it certainly feels safe when driving.

    The 2.0 140 bhp engine is not overly quick but is fast enough to get out quickly at junctions and for overtaking on the motorway.

    There is lots of room in the cabin and rear seats. However, the boot is not very big for a car of its size (but not that different from rival cars).

    The drive is slightly more firm that the SE (I took my test drive in an SE) due to the sports suspension. However, I feel that overall i am very pleased with my purchase and I already find myself looking forward to the next big journey.

  • 1.4 TSI 150 S 4WD 5dr

    Roger Woodliffe Date: 18/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      31

    My car

    I had this car as a courtesy car while my Touran was serviced. I drove about 40 miles, mainly on narrow country roads. I was seriously unimpressed and struggle to find a purpose or reason to own the car. The 1.4 TSI engine is terribly rough and struggles to smoothly deliver power to the road wheels. By contrast my diesel touran is so smooth passengers could be forgiven for not knowing I had changed gear. The cabin space is about the same as a golf, except for the extra height which is nice but the touran has space in spades. The boot is very small, again it looks like a golf. There is a silly space saver spare wheel, but the boot is so small, where would you put the flat? A horrid 60/40 bench is all you get for a rear seat, not like the Touran with 3 independent seats. The fuel economy was dire, about 31MPG. I get 50 with the Touran. I assume the diesel Tiguan is better on most counts than the 1.4 TSI and this is what people will buy but frankly the car is a golf on steroids

    Buy the golf, or if you want the extra height and more space get a Honda CRV for about the same money... or get a Touran.

    This car will struggle to find a purpose with most would-be buyers.

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