Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2019 RHD infotainment
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  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2019 rear right tracking shot
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2019 RHD infotainment
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2019 left panning shot
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2019 RHD front seats
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2019 RHD rear seats
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2019 left boot space
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2019 RHD badge detail
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2019 front left tracking shot
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2019 rear right tracking shot
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2019 RHD infotainment
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2019 left panning shot
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2019 RHD front seats
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2019 RHD rear seats
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2019 left boot space
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2019 RHD badge detail
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The Tiguan Allspace is only available in three high-spec trims – Match, SEL and R-Tech Line. That means you get plenty of equipment, but you have to pay a lot for it. Spec for spec, the Allspace model is around £2000 more expensive than the five-seat version. For that money, you get that usefully bigger boot, but the two extra seats you won’t want to use too often. Compared with rivals such as the Skoda Kodiaq and Peugeot 5008, the Tiguan Allspace is very expensive.

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 costs are very competitive. If you are watching the pennies, we’d stick to the two-wheel-drive models because both the list price and running costs are lower.

SEL trim adds a fully configurable digital instrument cluster, LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, 19in wheels and a panoramic sunroof. Range-topping R-Line Tech versions gain 20in wheels and stiffer sports suspension, as well as a host of minor interior and trim upgrades for a sportier, more distinctive look.

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2019 RHD infotainment

Reliability

Although we don’t have specific data for the Tiguan Allspace, the standard five-seat Tiguan only came a lacklustre eighth out of 13 family SUVs in the 2018 What Car? Reliability Survey. That’s a better result than Nissan Qashqai or Range Rover Evoque could manage. However, VW ranked a lowly 17th out of 31 manufacturers overall.

Overview

The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace has all the positive traits of the five-seat Tiguan but adds a bigger boot and two extra seats. It’s expensive, though

  • Good to drive
  • High-quality interior
  • Flexible seating layout
  • Expensive next to seven-seat rivals
  • Third-row seats are only a last resort
  • CO2 emissions could be lower