VOLKSWAGEN Tiguan Estate

1.5 TSI 150 Elegance 5dr DSG

VOLKSWAGEN Tiguan Estate - 1.5 TSI 150 Elegance 5dr DSG

Vehicle Information

List Price
£33,125.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Petrol
Fuel Consumption
0-62 mph
9.2 secs
Engine Size
1.5
No. of Doors
5
CO2
169 g/km
By Line

This improved version of the second generation Volkswagen Tiguan looks a strong package. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.

Ten Second Review

Volkswagen's much improved take on their second generation Tiguan mid-sized SUV delivers a high quality, well priced package that's now smarter and more efficient. All the car you'll ever really need? Many see it as just that.

Background

If you're planning to spend somewhere in the £25,000-£40,000 bracket on a mid-sized SUV or Crossover, you'll certainly not be short of choice. But choice can sometimes be a compromising thing - and so it is here. So for the premium badge you'd like on a car of this kind, you have to compromise on equipment. For the practicality you'll need, you have to compromise on trim and build quality. And for the all-wheel drive ability you'll maybe sometimes want, you've to compromise on tarmac driving pleasure. Volkswagen understands this, which is why in 2007, they brought us this car, the Tiguan, a contender in this class that was arguably less compromised than any other. A second generation version launched in 2016 and it's the updated version of that MK2 model we're looking at here. The Tiguan model line has historically been hugely successful for Volkswagen, having accounted for nearly 6 million global sales to date. And the reasons aren't hard to fathom. Here, you've all the class of a Honda CR-V or a Toyota RAV4 at a significant saving in cost, pricing being not too much more than Far Eastern budget brand models in this segment. Let's see how the improved version of this car stacks up.

Driving Experience

As before, the Tiguan range is primarily based around a 1.5-litre TSI petrol unit with either 130 or 150PS. There's also a 2.0 TSI petrol unit offering either 190PS or 245PS, both variants featuring standard 4MOTION 4WD. For black pump devotees, there's a 2.0-litre TDI diesel, which now gets more efficient twin-dosing selective catalytic reduction system and in the mainstream range can be had in either 150PS or 200PS guises. You'll need the diesel option if you want 4MOTION 4WD. You can also now have a new PHEV 'eHybrid' petrol model which uses the same 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine and electric motor as the Golf GTE. This, Volkswagen says, will give the plug-in hybrid Tiguan an all-electric driving range of 31 miles and the ability to travel at speeds of up to 81mph in electric-only mode. There's also a high performance Tiguan R variant which gets an up rated 320PS version of the 2.0-litre TSI petrol turbo engine already used in the T-Roc R. Like other R models, the Tiguan R gets 4MOTION four-wheel-drive and benefits from a clever torque vectoring function in the 4x4 system that can vary drive between front and rear axles, as well as between the left and right wheels. The R variant uses a 7-speed DSG auto gearbox and a Dynamic Chassis Control system which lowers the ride height by 10mm. In the mainstream Tiguan range, 4MOTION 4WD is a particularly popular option, many buyers opting to stretch beyond the entry-level front-driven variants. The fifth-generation 4MOTION system provides a faster apportioning of power to all four wheels via a process that provides pre-activation of the rear clutch and improved operation of the electronic differentials. In 4x4 form, the car has 200mm of ground clearance, 11mm more than it would have in 2WD guise.

Design and Build

As before, there are two body shapes on offer. Our focus here is on the standard five-seat body style, but a seven-seat 'Allspace' variant continues to be also offered. Volkswagen claims that the re-designed front end of this updated Tiguan lends the car a significantly more confident appearance. There's a wider, more imposing radiator grille that's separated by full-LED headlights that can be ordered with VW's latest IQ.Light LED Matrix technology. The bumpers have also undergone a makeover. At the rear, Tiguan lettering is now in a prominent central position below the VW badge. Inside, the cabin has been bought into line with some of Volkswagen's newer models, with the latest version of the company's infotainment system and the availability of larger touchscreens. The 10-inch digital instrument binnacle screen has also been updated. There's a re-designed steering wheel featuring touch controls and Volkswagen has also improved the climate control functions by means of touch sliders and touch buttons - like you'll find in the Golf 8. And lots of tiny additional details also feature, like the pair of illuminated USB-C ports on the centre console and new multi-coloured ambient lighting. As before, there's decent passenger space on a rear bench that can slide back and forth. And luggage space is up to 615-litres with the standard 60/40 split folding rear seats in place - or 1,655-litres with the seats lowered.

Market and Model

Expect pricing to sit mainly in the £25,000 to £40,000 bracket and count on having to find a premium of just over £2,000 if you want the 4MOTION 4WD system on the diesel variant. There's a base-trim variant and beyond that, customers choose between 'Life', 'Elegance' and 'R-Line' trim levels. Standard equipment across the range includes a 10-inch centre-dash infotainment screen with an operating interface that responds to the command 'Hey Volkswagen', followed by whatever you want to ask. All models come with alloy wheels, 'Climatic' semi-automatic air conditioning, a trip computer, all-round electric windows, an alarm and power heated door mirrors. Plus there's a 'We Connect Go' app that allows you to interacts with your Tiguan from wjherever you are using your smartphone. Safety kit includes a clever 'Automatic Post-Collision Braking System' that automatically brakes the car down to 6mph after a collision - so if, say, someone hits you and, understandably, you go to pieces, the car will automatically sort itself out. There's also a 'Front Assist' system that at speed, scans the road ahead as you drive for potential accident hazards, warning you if one is detected and automatically braking if necessary. You get that same kind of functionality at urban speeds too, as part of a 'City Emergency Braking' system included as part of the 'Front Assist' package.

Cost of Ownership

Let's look at the WLTP-rated figures. The latest 1.5 TSI 130PS petrol unit achieves a WLTP-certified figure of up to 44.8mpg on the combined cycle, while emitting up to 143g/km CO2. For the 1.5 TSI 150PS variant, the figures are up to 42.8mpg and 151g/km. The 2.0 TSI 190PS engine can deliver up to 34.0mpg on the combined cycle and up to 189g/km of CO2. Go for a 2.0 TDI diesel 150PS DSG model with 4MOTION 4WD and you can expect up to 42.8mpg and a CO2 reading of 173g/km, which is pretty creditable. The eHybrid PHEV model offers a credible alternative to diesels and boasts 31 mile electric only WLTP driving range. In other words, if the vehicle is only used for short commutes and re-charged regularly overnight, it is conceivable that this Tiguan eHybrid could be run almost entirely without fuel. And conceivably (if you get your charging regime right) on off-peak electricity that'll hopefully cost pennies rather than pounds to consume. Expect your BiK tax exposure with a Tiguan eHybrid to be based on a combined cycle fuel economy figure of over 200mpg and emissions of under 40g/km. Powering this Volkswagen PHEV up from a domestic socket would take around five hours, but most owners will want to find an extra few hundred pounds to install a Wallbox charger in their garages. Use such a wallbox - or indeed plug in to one of the many public charging points springing up around the country - and you'll be able to reduce your charging time period from empty to around three hours and thirty minutes.

Summary

It's not hard to see why the Tiguan is such a popular choice in its sector here in the UK. You get pretty much all the quality of premium-badged mid-sized SUV for not much more than the price of a budget brand contender. You get pretty much all the tarmac handling ability of a Qashqai-like Crossover with virtually all the off road ability of something more capable. And it all comes with the enduring appeal of that Volkswagen badge and the enduring residual values that'll go along with it. Such has always been this car's appeal and not much has changed with the updated version of this MK2 model. It's not a car for driving enthusiasts or those who live halfway up Snowdon - but then such people are unlikely to be shopping in this sector anyway. What it does offer in this improved form are running costs from an ever-more efficient range of engines that make the transition to a car like this from an ordinary family hatch less painful than ever. And an extra dash of polish in everything it does that'll make you feel as good when you open the bedroom window as you will when you're at the wheel. A sensible choice then, but one you'll enjoy making.

Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
BODY GLASS
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Heated rear window
  • Laminated safety glass windshield heat and sound insulating
  • Privacy glass for rear side windows and rear window
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Rear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delay
  • Side and rear windows in heat insulating glass
  • Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe 4 position delay
BRAKES
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
  • Electronic Stability Control with driver steering recommendation, ABS, ASR, EDL, EDTC and trailer stabilization
  • Front assist with autonomous emergency braking (for Adaptive Cruise Control ACC up to 130 mph)
  • Front disc brakes
  • Hill hold control
  • Rear disc brakes
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Front rear carpet mats
COMMUNICATION
  • App-Connect incl. App-Connect Wireless for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth phone integration system
DRIVER AIDS
  • Adaptive cruise control ACC stop and go including speed limiter
  • Distance control assist
  • Driver alert system
  • Driver profile selection
  • Dynamic road sign display
  • Electromechanical speed sensitive power steering
  • Front/rear Parking distance control
  • Lane keeping system Lane Assist
  • Multifunction front facing camera
  • Park assist
  • Rear view camera
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Start/stop system with regenerative braking
  • Tailgate/trunk lid unlocking from outside
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • Digital Cockpit Pro
  • Discover media nav inc streaming and internet with 8" colour touchscreen, dyn road sign display, bluetooth, we connect , DAB and gesture control
  • eCall emergency call system
  • Lights on warning
  • Outside temperature display
  • Premium multifunction display with multi colour display
  • Service interval indicator
  • Warning sound and light for doors and tailgate open
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Power adjustable, folding and heated door mirrors with surround lighting, front passenger exterior mirror lowering function
ENGINE
  • Battery regeneration during braking
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 2 USB-C ports in the front, 1 USB-C charging socket on the center console in the rear
  • 4 X 20 watt output
  • 8 speakers
  • Diversity antenna for FM reception
  • Radio
  • SD card slot
  • Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
  • SMS functionality - read, compose and send SMS messages using touch-screen display
  • Title and cover art display
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Rear exhaust tailpipe
  • Solid paint
  • Tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof with rear panoramic sunroof
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Automatic headlight control system
  • Coming/leaving home lighting function
  • Dynamic headlight range control
  • High level 3rd brake light
  • IQ light with advanced high beam control and dynamic light assist for LED matrix headlamps Dark red rear combination lamp in LED technology
  • LED rear number plate lights
  • LED separate daytime running light
  • Poor weather light and cornering light
  • Rear fog lamp
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Air Care Climatronic 3 zone automatic climate control with enhanced air filter and controls in the rear
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V outlet in center console rear and in luggage compartment
  • 12V outlet in front and tray
  • 2 cup holders in front
  • 4 load lashing points
  • Art velours cloth uphostery
  • Door and side trim panel in foam film and woven fabric
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Leather gear knob
  • Leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift
  • Lockable cooled glovebox
  • Removable luggage cover
  • Storage compartment in driver's door
  • Storage compartment in passenger's door
  • Storage compartment in rear doors
  • Storage compartments in luggage area left and right
  • Storage tray on dashboard
  • Tool kit
  • Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removable
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • 2 LED front reading lights
  • 2 LED rear reading lights
  • Front footwell illumination
  • Instrument lighting white adjustable panel illumination
  • Interior light with delay
  • Luggage compartment lighting
PACKS
  • Ambience pack - Tiguan
  • Chrome pack - Tiguan
  • Driver assistance pack - Tiguan
  • Easy open and close pack with safelock - Tiguan
  • Winter pack - Tiguan
SAFETY
  • 3 point seat belt for centre rear seats
  • 3 point seat belts with seat belt pretensioners for the outer rear seats
  • Active bonnet
  • Active pedestrian safety system
  • Curtain airbags for front and rear passengers
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Front side airbags
  • Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts pretensioners
  • Passenger knee airbag
  • Pedestrian monitoring system
  • Rear side airbags
  • Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure loss indicator
  • Warning sound and light for front seat belts if unfastened
  • Warning triangle
SEATS
  • 3 rear headrests
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seats
  • Backrest release for left front seat
  • Driver front passenger lumbar support
  • Front seats head restraints (x-adjustment)
  • Height adjustable front seats
  • Isofix Preparation 2 Rear child seats
  • Rear bench seat asymetrically split folding, longitudinally movable and folding with load-through hatch and center armrest
  • Remote unlocking for rear seat backrest
  • Safety optimised front head restraints
  • Sliding/reclining rear seats
  • Standard rear seat release
  • Top front comfort seats
SECURITY
  • Anti theft alarm system with interior monitoring, backup horn and towing protection
  • Anti theft wheel bolts
  • Central locking system with safelock radio remote control and 2 remote control folding keys
  • Electronic engine immobiliser
TOWING
  • Trailer Stability Programme
TRANSMISSION
  • XDS electronic differential lock for improved traction and handling
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 19" Auckland dark graphite diamond turned surface alloy wheels with Airstop tyres
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Tyre mobility kit Includes 12V compressor and tyre sealant
Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
  • CO2: 135
  • HC: 20E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • Bore: 74.5
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1498
  • Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Codes: DPCA
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears: 7 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Stroke: 85.9
  • Valve gear: DOHC
  • EC: Data Not Available
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 9.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 7.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 6.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 7.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 7.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 9
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 9.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 7.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 7.5
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 6.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 6.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 7.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 7.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 7.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 7.6
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: TSI 150
  • Coin Series: Elegance
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 5
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 150
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 1.5
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 9.2
  • BHP: 150
  • Engine Power KW: 110
  • Engine Power RPM: 5000
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 184
  • Engine Torque MKG: 25.5
  • Engine Torque NM: 250
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1500
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 126
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 235/50 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear: 235/50 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: AUCKLAND
  • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY
  • Height (including roof rails): 1675
  • Length: 4509
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.5
  • Wheelbase: 2678
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1839
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 58
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2110
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1800
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1466
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 644
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Your Deal Summary
Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£301.64
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£2,714.80 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£251.37
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£2,262.33 Ex VAT
Contract Term (9 + 47)
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
List Price
33,125.00
Arrangements Fee
£199 +VAT
Road Tax
Included
Delivery
Free UK mainland
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TBC
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Personal lease
£301.64
Initial payment (Inc VAT)
£2,714.80
Business lease
£251.37
Initial payment (Ex VAT)
£2,262.33
Your Deal Summary
Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£301.64
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£2,714.80 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£251.37
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£2,262.33 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
List Price
33,125.00
Arrangements Fee
£199 +VAT
Road Tax
Included
Delivery
Free UK mainland
Excess Mileage
TBC
Vehicle Contracts offers advice solely on Contract Hire and Personal Contract Hire from a panel of finance companies.
Arrangement Fee will be applied and an excess mileage charge and/or damage charge may apply at end of contract.
Arrangement Fee will be applied and an excess mileage charge and/or damage charge may apply at end of contract.
Vehicle Contracts offers advice solely on Contract Hire and Personal Contract Hire from a panel of finance companies.
Vehicle Information
List Price
£33,125.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Petrol
Fuel Consumption
0-62 mph
9.2 secs
Engine Size
1.5
No. of Doors
5
CO2
169 g/km
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Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£301.64
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£2,714.80 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£251.37
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£2,262.33 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
Excess Mileage
TBC

VOLKSWAGEN Tiguan Estate

1.5 TSI 150 Elegance 5dr DSG

VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN ESTATE Elegance*Model Shown is for illustration purposes only.
Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£301.64
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£2,714.80 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£251.37
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£2,262.33 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
Excess Mileage
TBC