Volkswagen Tiguan review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 interior infotainment
  • 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
  • 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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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 Volkswagen Tiguan costs more than an equivalent Seat Ateca or Skoda Karoq but less than a similarly well-equipped BMW X1 or Volvo XC40. It’s a similar story with PCP deals, although Volkswagen often has low interest rates or deposit contributions to make the monthly cost a little easier to swallow. Have a look at our free What Car? New Car Deals pages to see the latest offers.

If you're buying outright, it's particularly important to get a good discount, because depreciation is likely to be slightly heavier than in premium-badged alternatives. While the Tiguan compares well with the XC40 and Range Rover Evoque when it comes to fuel economy and CO2 emissions, it can't match the Peugeot 3008.

If you want more luxuries, Elegance is for you. That trim gives you bigger 19in alloy wheels and adds a rear-view camera, digital dials instead of traditional ones and a panoramic sunroof. It’s rather pricey, though, so if you've got this much cash to splash, we'd look at the XC40.

R Line trades a few of the Elegance’s luxuries for sportier styling and big 20in wheels, plus it's even more expensive, so it's objectively hard to recommend. There’s also the flagship Tiguan R sports SUV (see our full review here).

Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 interior infotainment

Reliability

Overview

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.

  • Good to drive
  • Great seating flexibility
  • Roomier than many rivals
  • Higher trims get pricey
  • CO2 emissions could be lower
  • Fiddly air-con controls
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