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.
What Car? says
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
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 210 is a worthy flagship for this range of road-biased SUVs.
The 1.4 TSI is short of the low-rev 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:
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…
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.…
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,…
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…