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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 Allspace 162 TSI Proline starts at POA up to $54,690 for the Tiguan Allspace 140 TDI 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. 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
2021 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $54,690
2020 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $54,690
2019 SUV 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO $25,300 $52,140
2018 SUV 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $20,300 $51,040
2017 SUV 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $17,100 $47,850
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Volkswagen Tiguan Q&As

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

  • Why does my 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan need so many repairs?

    It’s really not good enough, is it: A modern car should go well beyond the 100,000km mark before the cost of repairs required are higher than the value of the vehicle itself. However, before making a decision either way, I’d be getting a second opinion, because either your dealership has no idea what it’s talking about, or it’s making an attempt to shake you down. So go back to them and tell them – just for starters – that your engine has a timing belt and not a timing chain.

    Based on that alone, I’d be dubious about any diagnosis made by a workshop that doesn’t know this rather simple fact about the engine in your car. A second opinion might put the situation into an entirely different light financially speaking, too. Try a workshop that isn’t a Volkswagen dealer and start from scratch. I’d also be talking to VW Australia customer service department, because that degree of work on a vehicle with just 96,000km showing is a scandal.

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  • 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 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 1665x1839x4701 mm 201 mm
2019 SUV 1665x1839x4701 mm 201 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 Seats

The following Volkswagen Tiguan is available with five seats. The Trendline is fitted with Black Cloth seats. The Comfortline is fitted with Black Comfort Cloth seats and can be fitted with Black Vienna leather appointed upholstery as a part of the optional luxury package. The Highline is available with a choice of Black Vienna or Storm Grey Vienna leather appointed upholstery.

Volkswagen Tiguan Seats

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 Diesel and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.4L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 SUV 6.4L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 8.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 8.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP 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 235x55 R18 for SUV in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from —.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 SUV 235x55 R18 235x55 R18
2019 SUV 235x55 R18 235x55 R18
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