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.
The car-like dynamics of the Volkswagen Tiguan and its smart, versatile cabin make it a classy crossover that's well worth considering. By Steve Huntingford
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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.
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The VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 140 B'motion Tec SE is one of the best models in the range, with all the style of the more expensive models, but lower buying and owning costs. Our favourite trim, too.