Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSI Comfortline 2017 review | snapshot

26 September 2016
 by 
, CarsGuide

The $41,490 Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSi Comfortline is the midpoint (and our personal favourite) in the Tiguan range, and is the first to arrive with on-demand all-wheel drive as standard. It sits above the 110TSI Trendline and 110TSI Comfortline and below the 162TSI Highline in the petrol-powered line up.

The 132TSI is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine which generates 132kW and 320Nm and will send you to 100km/h in 7.7secs. It's paired with a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox and arrives with VW's 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system as standard.

The 132TSI Comfortline gets the same goodies as the Trendline trim level, including an Apple CarPlay/Android Auto-equipped eight-inch multimedia screen and 17-inch alloys, and the same automatic headlights and wipers, cruise control and LED tail-lights. But you'll also add three-zone climate control, sat-nav and some chrome highlights in the cabin, all of which the cheaper trim levels miss out on.

Standard safety fare includes AEB, Lane Assist, fatigue detection, a rear-view camera, semi—autonomous parking and seven airbags (two in the front, two on the side for front-row passengers, two curtain airbags and a knee airbag for the driver). The entire Tiguan range has been awarded the maximum five-star ANCAP Safety rating.

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Specifications

  • Price From $41,490 (auto)
  • Fuel consumption 7.5L/100km (combined), 173g/km CO2 Tank 60L
  • Seats 5
  • Warranty 3 years/Unlimited
  • Service Interval 12 months/15,000km
  • Engine 2.0L turbo 4-cyl Premium unleaded, 132kW/320Nm
  • Transmission 7-spd auto, AWD
  • Turning circle 11.5m diameter
  • Dimensions 4486mm (L), 1839mm (W), 1658mm (H)

Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSI Comfortline 2017 review | snapshot

What we like

  • Pick of the bunch, engine wise.

What we don't

  • Gearbox can still be befuddled while cornering.

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