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For The VW Tiguan is good to drive, thanks to responsive engines and a finely balanced chassis. It has a pleasingly smart image, too, with a classy, spacious and flexible cabin.

Against It's not as cheap as some rivals and the ride is a bit firm. Rear visibility isn't great, while off-road ability is limited.

Volkswagen Tiguan Crossover
44 5stars

The car-like dynamics of the Volkswagen Tiguan and its smart, versatile cabin make it a classy crossover that's well worth considering.

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There are 15 Volkswagen Tiguan versions available

Crossover 1.4 TSI 160 B'motion Tec S 5dr £21,525
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 110 B'motion Tec S 5dr £22,170
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 140 B'motion Tec S 5dr £22,720
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.4 TSI 160 S 4WD 5dr £23,215
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.4 TSI 160 B'm Tech Match 5dr £23,520
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 140 B'motion Tec S 4WD 5dr £24,490
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 140 B'm Tech Match 5dr £24,715
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.4 TSI 160 Match 4WD 5dr £25,210
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TSI 180 Match 4WD 5dr £26,050
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 140 B'm Tech Match 4WD 5dr £26,485
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 140 B'm Tec Escape 4WD 5dr £27,175
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 177 B'm Tech Match 4WD 5dr £27,490
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 140 B'm Tec R-Line 4WD 5dr £29,065
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TSI 210 R-Line 4WD 5dr £29,495
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDI 177 B'm Tec R-Line 4WD 5dr £30,070
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The 2.0 TDI 138bhp Tiguan is the most popular version for good reason - it’s affordable to run, good to drive and the most competitively priced model in the range. The 168bhp version of this engine isn’t worth the extra it’ll cost, but if you must have high-ish performance, the 2.0 TSI 200 is a worthy flagship for this range of road-biased SUVs.

The 1.4 TSI is short of the low-down urge most owners will want, but (like several models in the range) it comes with two- as well as four-wheel drive. We prefer the 2WD cars because they’re cheaper to buy and run, and better to drive.

You shouldn’t have to haggle too hard to get a decent saving on any Tiguan. That's a good thing, because there are plenty of equally accomplished rivals available for less, and the VW's high list prices could easily put buyers off. However, resale values are among the best in class.

Reader test team says:

Volkswagen Tiguan Crossover 2.0 TDI 140 B'motion Tec SE 5dr

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,…

Julian Bennett

5 out of 5 stars

Volkswagen Tiguan Crossover 2.0 TDI 170 SE 4WD 5dr

Picked up Tiguan a week ago so too early to comment upon running costs. Bought it to replace 2012 Audi A6; lovely car but too big for town…

Clive Rosewell

5 out of 5 stars

Volkswagen Tiguan Crossover 2.0 TDI 140 B'motion Tec Match 5dr

i have had this car since 7th april 2011 from new.i love the car so far. previous car golf 20tdi cr sportline brilliant car.i was abit worried about…

graham longdon

5 out of 5 stars

Volkswagen Tiguan Crossover 2.0 TDI 140 Match 4WD 5dr

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…

Peter Masters

4 out of 5 stars
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