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VW Tiguan

The second generation of Volkswagen’s medium Tiguan SUV launched in 2016 with much fanfare, and company bosses predicting it would become the brand’s best selling car after the Golf hatch.

The five-door, five-seat Tiguan sits atop a modified version of the platform that underpins the Golf, and is longer and wider – yet up to 68kg lighter - than the previous generation of the SUV. While others in the space are more affordable, VW has pitched the Tiguan into the market with a very high level of standard kit, which includes items like auto emergency braking, lane assist and park assist.

The Tiguan 110 TSI TRENDLINE starts at $34,490 up to $52,490 for the Tiguan ALLSPACE 162 TSI HIGHLINE.

 

Volkswagen Tiguan Towing Capacity

The Volkswagen Tiguan has maximum towing capacity of 2500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 SUV 1800kg 2500kg
2019 SUV 1800kg 2500kg
2018 SUV 1800kg 2500kg
2017 SUV 1800kg 2500kg
2016 SUV 1800kg 2500kg
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Volkswagen Tiguan Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Volkswagen Tiguan varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $34,490 and going to $52,490 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 SUV 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO $34,490 $52,490
2019 SUV 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO $31,990 $68,101
2018 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $24,888 $59,987
2017 SUV 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $19,990 $51,888
2016 SUV 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $15,990 $49,990
See All Volkswagen Tiguan Pricing and Specs

Volkswagen Tiguan Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Tiguan here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Volkswagen Tiguan 2012: Do I need to get the diesel injectors serviced?

    There’s more factors than distance covered when it comes to diesel fuel-injector lifespan. That said, modern, common-rail diesels do seem to work their injectors pretty hard, so it’s possible that yours will be ready for replacement at 165,000km on the odometer.

    Other elements that will contribute to injector wear are fuel quality, dirty fuel filters, the overall condition of the system including the fuel pump and simply how well the vehicle has been maintained generally. How it’s been driven will also have a bearing on injector life, including whether it’s been used for highway travel, urban running and whether it’s been used to tow relatively heavy loads.

    Fuel-injectors can be rebuilt or reconditioned, but the trade reckons that a reconditioned injector will have about half the useable lifespan of a brand-new replacement injector. As for injector servicing intervals, I’d be guided by what Volkswagen says in its factory service schedule.

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  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2020: Should I wait for the facelifted version?

    It would be very rare for a facelifted version of a car to be less expensive than the one it replaces, Imran and, on balance, the upgrade model usually costs a little more based on more features. At the moment, though, there’s no word on exactly when the facelifted Tiguan will arrive here, nor exactly what the changes and improvements will be, so it’s very difficult to know whether it’s worth waiting for.

    But it is worth mentioning that you’ll be very unlikely to manage a discount on the new version, whereas VW dealers might be a little more motivated to clear the decks of the existing model and will possibly be a bit more keen to negotiate.

    Of course, even if you wait for the upgrade model, there’s a very real chance that we’ll be seeing an all-new Tiguan by 2022 anyway.

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  • Should I buy a plug-in hybrid or an electric car?

    The Ford Escape plug-in should be an interesting vehicle when it arrives, with 165kW of power and something like a 50km electric-only range. It will be here sometime this year, but the exact timing is still a trade secret.

    The Toyota RAV4, meanwhile, isn’t a plug-in hybrid, so it can’t be recharged form your home solar panels (which the plug-in Escape could be). Frankly, if you’re making four times the power your household needs with your solar array, you’re in the pound seats for owning a plug-in hybrid which could put that excess electricity generation to very good use. That’s especially true if most of your driving is around town within a 20km radius or so of home-base.

    That said, the new RAV4 Hybrid is gaining rave reviews as well as recording very sharp real-world fuel-economy figures. But a plug-in hybrid in a household with excess solar capacity could almost be run for free.

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  • Volkswagen Tiguan 2017: Bubbling effect on the rear tailgate

    It clearly needs deeper investigation to try and determine the cause. Take it to a panel beater who specialises in European cars and have them assess it.

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Volkswagen Tiguan Colours

  • Pure White
  • Atlantic Blue
  • Indium Grey
  • Tungsten Silver
  • Deep Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Volkswagen Tiguan Dimensions

The dimensions of the Volkswagen Tiguan SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 SUV 1658x1839x4486 mm 191 mm
2019 SUV 1658x1839x4486 mm 191 mm
2018 SUV 1648x1839x4486 mm 191 mm
2017 SUV 1648x1839x4486 mm 191 mm
2016 SUV 1686x1809x4427 mm 195 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volkswagen Tiguan Dimensions

Volkswagen Tiguan Interior

The Volkswagen Tiguan's interior is inoffensive but hardly flashy. It’s pretty much indistinguishable from a Golf, which means decent plastics, leather-trim touch points and well-built switchgear. There’s a digital dash in front of the steering wheel, which looks modern, and the centre console is nicely designed, with closing panels over the storage and a very shiny multimedia screen in the centre of the dashboard that blends beautifully into its surrounds. As our review images show, the front is nice and roomy and there's plenty of space in the back.

Volkswagen Tiguan Boot Space

The Volkswagen Tiguan SUV has a boot space size of 615 Litres.
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Volkswagen Tiguan Fuel Consumption

The Volkswagen Tiguan is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by PULP and Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.1L/100km for SUV /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 SUV 7.1L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO
2019 SUV 7.1L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO
2018 SUV 5.9L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 6.3L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
2017 SUV 5.9L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 6.3L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
2016 SUV 6.2L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 6.9L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Volkswagen Tiguan Pricing and Specs for 2020

Volkswagen Tiguan Wheel Size

The Volkswagen Tiguan has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 215x65 R17 for SUV in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 17x7 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 SUV 215x65 R17 17x7 inches 215x65 R17 17x7 inches
2019 SUV 215x65 R17 17x7 inches 215x65 R17 17x7 inches
2018 SUV 215x65 R17 17x7 inches 215x65 R17 17x7 inches
2017 SUV 215x65 R17 17x7 inches 215x65 R17 17x7 inches
2016 SUV 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volkswagen Tiguan Wheel Sizes