Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4 TSI eHybrid Life 5dr DSG Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£35,515
Review

The Volkswagen Tiguan offers generous space for its occupants and a big boot. It's far more than just a big box on wheels, though; its fine driving manners make it a great car to own. The closely related Skoda Karoq is better value for money, though, while the Volvo XC40 has a more upmarket interior.

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Occupying the second rung on the Tiguan trim ladder, Life offers the best blend of luxury and value, adding sat-nav, 18in wheels, automatic high beam, tinted rear windows, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, three-zone climate control and releases in the boot for the rear seat backrest.

This plug-in hybrid model combines a 1.4-litre petrol engine with an electric motor. In pure electric mode, the top speed is 81mph and the battery provides an official range of 31 miles. Ask for maximum acceleration and the petrol engine joins in, giving near hot-hatch performance (0-62mph takes just 7.5 seconds).


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

176.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

N/A

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

38

g/km

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