The petrol engines are especially smooth, even when worked hard, and while the diesels sound a bit clattery at tick-over and when you really put your foot down, they're muted at a cruise and far from raucous when accelerating. The higher-powered diesels are a little noisier than the 148bhp variant, but all are among the best in their class for noise.
At high speeds, you will hear a flutter of wind noise around the Tiguan Allspace's door mirrors, but virtually no road noise unless you opt for a version with really big alloy wheels.
The manual gearbox is light and easy to use, while the DSG automatic ’box is smooth and soothing the vast majority of the time, but can occasionally feel a bit hesitant if you’re trying to make progress quickly.
Page 2 of 5