In this section:
- Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
- Equipment, options and extras
- Safety and security
Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
Spec for spec, the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is around £2000 more expensive than the five-seat VW Tiguan. For that money, you get that usefully bigger boot, but you won’t want to use the two extra seats too often due to the lack of third-row space. The Tiguan Allspace also looks expensive compared with the Peugeot 5008 and Skoda Kodiaq.
The good news is that it holds its value very well, meaning the overall cost of ownership is less than some cheaper rivals. It also means PCP car finance costs are very competitive. If you're watching the pennies, we’d stick to the two-wheel-drive models because the list price and running costs will be lower.
If you fancy more equipment, the top Elegance trim adds 19in alloys, a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry, an electrically operated tailgate, a rear-view camera, heated front seats, heated outer rear seats and the matrix headlights.
For a Tiguan Allspace with a sportier flair, turn your attention to R-Line trim. It gets the largest wheels, at 20in, along with R-Line exterior styling, additional driver assistance systems including lane-keep assist, sports comfort seats and wireless smartphone-charging.
Although we don’t have specific data for the Tiguan Allspace, the standard five-seat Tiguan came 17th out of 28 family SUVs in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey. That’s above the Nissan Qashqai and Range Rover Evoque.