Volkswagen Tiguan review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Introduction

Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 front right tracking
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  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 interior dashboard
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 interior rear seats
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 interior infotainment
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 rear right tracking
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  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 front tracking
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 front right tracking
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 front static
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 right static
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 rear left static
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 headlights detail
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 rear lights detail
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 charging socket
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 driver display
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 interior front seat
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 boot open
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 front right tracking
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 rear cornering
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 interior dashboard
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 interior rear seats
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 interior infotainment
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 rear right tracking
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 right tracking
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 front tracking
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 front right tracking
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 front static
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 right static
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 rear left static
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 headlights detail
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 rear lights detail
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 charging socket
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 driver display
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 interior front seat
  • Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 boot open
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Introduction

What Car? says...

The Volkswagen Tiguan family SUV is the German brand's best-selling model worldwide, and it's a popular car here in Britain too.

It's not hard to grasp why – the Tiguan combines family-friendly practicality with a relatively upmarket image. Crucially, it's also cheaper than premium-badged alternatives including the BMW X1 and Volvo XC40 (especially if you get a good discount, which isn't too difficult). 

The Tiguan is designed more for the road than challenging terrain, but Volkswagen’s 4Motion four-wheel drive system is available with certain engines, and there are adjustable drive modes to help you tackle trickier conditions.

So is the latest, second generation Volkswagen Tiguan a great buy or would you be better off with one of the many alternatives in the family SUV category? Over the next few pages of this review, we'll tell you how it compares with its rivals for performance, interior quality, running costs and more, and also reveal our favourite engine and trim combination.

Oh, and about those discounts. The easiest way to get a great price is by searching for the make and model you want to buy on our free What Car? New Car Buying service. You don't have to do any haggling, and it features lots of the best new Volkswagen Tiguan deals.

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At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £2,099
Target Price from £26,632
Save up to £2,099
or from £258pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £24,999
Leasing deals
From £248pm
RRP price range £27,915 - £46,220
Number of trims (see all)4
Number of engines (see all)8
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol, diesel, hybrid
MPG range across all versions 156.9 - 54.3
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £780 / £3,317
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £1,560 / £6,633
Available colours