New Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace vs used Land Rover Discovery Sport: which is best?
The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is a seven-seat SUV with premium aspirations – but for the same price as a new one, a used Land Rover Discovery Sport is the real deal. Which should you buy?...
New Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace vs used Land Rover Discovery Sport – alternatives
If you’re buying new, the most obvious rival to the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is the Peugeot 5008. Not only is it more spacious in the back, but it feels just that little bit more special inside, with a snazzy dashboard design that’s far more interesting than the Tiguan’s.
Other new rivals of note include the Skoda Kodiaq, which does pretty much everything the Tiguan Allspace can but costs less to buy, and the Kia Sorento, which matches impressive interior space with decent quality and a whopping long warranty for ultimate peace of mind.
On the used market, there aren’t really many seven-seat premium rivals to the Land Rover Discovery Sport. Instead, you’d have to look to a five-seat model, such as the Audi Q5 or BMW X3, or buy a larger, more luxurious but older seven-seater such as an out-of-warranty Audi Q7 or Volvo XC90.
New Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace vs used Land Rover Discovery Sport – which is best?
There’s a very clear choice between head and heart here. The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is the one that will appeal to your sensible side; not only is it the cheapest to run, but it’s also the best to drive and, by a whisker, the more spacious of the two cars too. Throw in the fact that you get that additional warranty – not to mention its notably better reputation for reliability – and it’s hard to resist.
But of course, the chances are the Discovery Sport is the car that’ll appeal to your heart most of all. It’s more stylish, inside and out, and far better equipped – and of course, combined with the more upmarket interior materials, that makes it feel more luxurious. The problem is, the payoff for all of this is higher costs, less enjoyable driving dynamics, a more sluggish engine, and a greater risk of things going wrong. You’ll have to really want it, in other words.