Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Climb into the Tiguan R and you’ll find plenty of room up front for even the tallest of drivers. There are also lots of storage areas dotted around the interior. The front door bins will each hold a pretty big bottle of drink, there’s a centre armrest with space for odds and ends, and a cooled glovebox should prevent chocolatey road-trip treats from melting.
True, if you try to squeeze three adults into the back of the Tiguan, whoever sits in the middle is likely to feel a bit pinched, but leg room won't be an issue unless you’re well over six feet tall. If you’re carrying only a couple of rear passengers, there’s a central armrest with a pair of cupholders to improve comfort further.
The R also comes with 40/20/40 split-folding, sliding and reclining rear seats, and the boot is seriously big by class standards. You'll fit more in it than you would in the boot of the BMW X1 or Porsche Macan, for instance, and there's only a tiny load lip to lift luggage over.
The large tailgate and wide boot opening also make loading easy, while the height-adjustable floor is perfect if you want to separate your food shop from other items of luggage.
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