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Driving

Price (on the road)

Β£23,485-Β£40,285

Target Price (cash)

Β£21,618-Β£37,084

What Car?'s option recommendations

  • Heated front seats
  • Variable-height boot floor
  • Tyre pressure monitoring

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Contract Hire Leasing Rates

Β£249.65-Β£413.36/month

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Engines

2.0 BiTDi BMT 240 4Motion DSG
This is currently the most potent Tiguan available. Powered by a twin-turbocharged diesel engine that’s also seen in the Passat, it offers serious pace with reasonable running costs. It&#39;s too expensive, though, partly down to standard four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox.
2.0 TDi BMT 190 4Motion DSG
Predictably, this diesel engine offers strong performance, although you are forced into paying extra for four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox. If you want both of those things along with strong performance, this engine is worth considering. Shame it isn&#39;t a bit cheaper.
Our pick
2.0 TDi BMT 150
This is the best engine in the Tiguan range. It’s affordable, offers a decent amount of punch and fuel economy is reasonable. CO2 emissions are acceptable, too, making this the most sensible choice for company car drivers. An auto ’box and four-wheel drive are optional.
2.0 TDi BMT 115
This entry-level diesel isn&#39;t offered with the option of four-wheel drive or an automatic gearbox, and it&#39;s doesn&#39;t have the mid-rev flexibility of the more powerful diesels. We&#39;d recommend paying extra for the much more flexible 150 version.
2.0 TSi BMT 180 4Motion
You get a decent amount of punch from this petrol engine, but you pay a hefty fuel economy penalty. It’s a brisk option but we’d suggest going for a similarly powerful diesel instead; it’ll be cheaper to run and its mid-range pull better suits the Tiguan’s relaxed nature. No manual gearbox is available with this engine; you get a dual-clutch automatic and four-wheel drive as standard, bumping the price up.
1.4 Ti BMT 125 S
This is the least powerful petrol engine and the entry point to the Tiguan range. Available only with a manual gearbox and front-wheel drive, it struggles a bit when loaded up with people and luggage.

Miles per gallon

Official fuel economy figure

38.2-60.1 mpg

CO2 Emissions

Official emissions rating

123-167 g/km

VED Tax band

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Boot capacity

How much space is there?

1655 litres

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