Volkswagen Tiguan R review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

Available fuel types:petrol
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Climb in and you’ll find plenty of room up front for even the tallest of drivers. There’s also plenty 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 storage, and a cooled glovebox should prevent chocolatey road-trip treats from melting.

Of course, 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 is unlikely to be an issue unless you’re well over six feet tall. And if you’re only carrying a couple of rear passengers, there’s a central armrest with a pair of cupholders to help comfort further. 

The R also comes with 40/20/40 split-folding, sliding and reclining rear seats, which makes it a breeze to load any awkwardly shaped objects. As does the fact that the Tiguan has a seriously big boot by class standards. You'll fit more in it than you would in the boot of a BMW X1 or Porsche Macan, for instance, and there's only a tiny load lip to get luggage over. The large tailgate and wide opening also make loading easy and the height-adjustable floor is perfect if you want to separate your food shop from other items in the boot.

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