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Volkswagen Tiguan review

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Moving up a league doesn’t always bring success. The rewards may be greater, but the competition will be tougher. So it is for the Volkswagen Tiguan.

The one-time Nissan Qashqai and Kia Sportage rival has been reinvented as a more expensive SUV, so now it’s up against formidable prestige-badged competition such as the BMW X1.

Fortunately, the new Tiguan builds on the strengths of the original, offering more space, a classier feel and improved efficiency.

It's still designed mainly for on-road use, but four-wheel-drive 4Motion versions now feature adjustable drive modes that help you tackle different conditions.

Engines range from a 1.5-litre petrol with 128bhp to a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel with 237bhp, with four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox both optional. The lowest-powered models come with front-wheel drive and a manual gearbox only, though.

Read on over the next few pages for everything you need to know about the Tiguan, including which engine and trim to choose. And, should this be the right car for you, don't forget to visit our New Car Buying pages to see how much you could save.

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