Volkswagen Tiguan review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Interior

Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 interior dashboard
  • 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
What Car?’s Tiguan deals
New car deals
Save up to £1,920
Target Price from £27,409
Save up to £1,920
or from £287pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £26,995
Leasing deals
From £261pm
In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

Getting comfortable in the Volkswagen Tiguan is easy, thanks to plenty of seat and steering wheel adjustment, well-positioned pedals and a handy rest for your clutch foot. Granted, you don’t sit quite as high up as you do in the Volvo XC40, but you still feel like you’re driving a proper SUV rather than just a jacked-up family hatchback. Adjustable lumbar support for the front seats is standard on all but the entry-level Tiguan trim.

If you’ve spent time in other cars from the Volkswagen stable, you’ll soon find your way around the Tiguan’s dashboard. It’s disappointing that the designers have (as with several other models) decided to do away with almost all the buttons in the Tiguan's interior.

Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2021 interior dashboard

Sat nav and infotainment

All Tiguans get an 8.0in touchscreen as standard with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring. Life models and above also get built-in sat-nav. The screen is rather small by modern standards and it's mounted quite low on the dashboard, but it's sharp and quick to respond to prods.

We’ve also tried the optional 9.2in Discover Pro system, which adds gesture and voice control functions that, frankly, don't work very well. It's relatively keenly priced on Life trim and above, but expensive on entry-level Tiguan trim so is best avoided. The infotainment system in the BMW X1 is much more user-friendly.

New car deals
Save up to £1,920
Target Price from £27,409
Save up to £1,920
or from £287pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £26,995
Leasing deals
From £261pm