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Volkswagen Tiguan Review, For Sale, Colours, Interior & Models in Australia

This second and latest generation of the Volkswagen Tiguan arrived in 2016 ready to do battle with family favourites such as the Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4.  The Tiguan is available with five seats, but there is also a seven-seat version called the Tiguan Allspace which is about 200mm longer. The Tiguan is offered in petrol and diesel variants, in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. 

The Tiguan Allspace 162 TSI Proline starts at POA up to $73,790 for the Tiguan 235TSI R.


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
2024 SUV 2.0L, —, 7 SP AUTO $73,790
2023 SUV 1.4L, —, 6 SP $39,380 $90,750
2022 SUV 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO $37,730 $85,360
2021 SUV 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO $31,460 $72,270
2020 SUV 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO $28,710 $57,200
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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.

  • Can I change to 17, 18, or 19-inch rims for higher profile and less punctures on my 2019 Tiguan R-Line?

    There are a couple of issues with changing wheels sizes, but it’s a question a lot of people ask. That’s because the trend towards larger-diameter, super-low profile tyres doesn’t make sense for a lot of owners. Complaints include poor ride quality, expensive tyre replacement costs and the punctures you’re experiencing.

    Even though the 50-series tyres on your car are not what most would call super-low profile, they don’t feature the same depth of sidewall as a `taller’ high-profile tyre. At that point, the sidewall has to be more rigid and there’s less flex in it. Which, in turn, makes the sidewall sometimes more susceptible to copping a stray rock or even a kerbside gutter and not being able to flex to prevent damage to the rubber itself. So, in some cases, going to a smaller wheel but a tyre with a higher profile (deeper sidewall) can be a good move.

    What will limit this will be the brakes on your Tiguan. Fundamentally, you need to have a wheel rim with a large enough inside diameter that it clears the brake calipers. If the wheel diameter is smaller than the brake package, you physically won’t be able to fit the new wheel-tyre combination. There are also the issues of ground clearance and speedometer calibration, both of which can be compromised with a different wheel-tyre package and, therefore, a different rolling diameter. The trick is to use, say, an 18-inch wheel and match that with an 18-inch tyre that has a deeper sidewall that gets you back to the original tyres’ rolling diameter. That will retain your speedo accuracy and your ground clearance and should also give you a tyre that’s less prone to sidewall damage and cheaper to replace if the unthinkable does happen again.

    A good tyres shop should be able to help you with the necessary measurements and sizing.

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  • How do I update the navigation system in my 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan?

    The upgrade to your navigation system can be done at a Volkswagen dealership and would be part of the work carried out at your next service (assuming you use a VW workshop). What most people tend to find, however, is that the Tiguan’s Apple CarPlay facility allows you to use the navigation services on your phone which, based on consumer feedback, are more accurate anyway since they’re updated in real time.

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  • Why do I get an error message when I connect the nav in my 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan?

    Your car’s sat-nav should be taking its data from an SD card that’s inserted in a slot inside the glove-box. So, the first thing to check is that the SD card is seated in the slot correctly. But there have been cases where the VW’s software seems to have a light-headed moment and loses the plot (it happens on plenty of other brands, too). One thing you can try is to press the on-off button for the infotainment screen and hold it down for at least 15 seconds. Sometimes, that will actually reboot the system and everything will come to life again, including the sat-nav.

    Failing that, it’s a trip to the dealership to have the experts fix it. It may turn out that your data card or the software in the car needs an upgrade, which the dealership should be able to sort out for you.

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  • 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 Colours

Available colours include, 'Pure White', 'Pyrite Silver', 'Platinum Grey', 'Atlantic Blue', 'Kings Red' and 'Deep Black'. A unique-to-Monochrome edition colour called 'Oryx White Pearlescent' is available at an extra $900.

  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Platinum Grey
  • Atlantic Blue
  • Kings Red
  • Deep Black
  • Oryx White Pearlescent
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
2024 SUV 1665x1839x4701 mm 201 mm
2023 SUV 1665x1839x4701 mm 201 mm
2022 SUV 1665x1839x4701 mm 201 mm
2021 SUV 1665x1839x4701 mm 201 mm
2020 SUV 1665x1839x4701 mm 201 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volkswagen Tiguan Dimensions

Volkswagen Tiguan Accessories

All Tiguan Allspace models include three-zone climate, adaptive cruise, minimum 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and start, LED headlights, plus Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity

Volkswagen Tiguan Accessories

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
2024 SUV 1800kg 2500kg
2023 SUV 1800kg 2500kg
2022 SUV 1800kg 2500kg
2021 SUV 1800kg 2500kg
2020 SUV 1800kg 2500kg
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Volkswagen Tiguan Seats

Climbing into the third row of the seven-seat Tiguan Allspace is a little challenging for adult-sized people, and once back there you realise it is clearly a place designed for children, or in case of emergency. Once in, you'll find cup storage, but no USB ports, seat heating or climate functions.

The middle row is the pick, which slides forwards or backwards to produce more leg room, and with head and shoulder room ample, too.

Volkswagen Tiguan Seats

Volkswagen Tiguan Interior

The Tiguan Allspace features an 8.0-inch media screen in lower grades and a 9.2-inch unit in high-spec models.

Similarly, manual-adjust seats wrapped in ArtVelour and cloth, give way to powered and with leather as you move up the range.

Volkswagen Tiguan Interior

Volkswagen Tiguan Boot Space

With the third row of seats in the place boot volume is just 230 litres. In five-seat configuration you'll get a very usable 700 litres of luggage space, but fold the second row and that number swells to 1775 litres.

Volkswagen Tiguan Boot space

Volkswagen Tiguan Engine

Base engine is 1.4-litre petrol in the 110TSI, 2.0-litre in the 132TSI or the more powerful 2.0-litre turbo-petrol 162TSI (162kW/350Nm) and 2.0-litre turbo-diesel 147TDI (147kW/400Nm).

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 8.3L/100km for SUV /— for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2024 SUV 8.3L/100km 2.0L 7 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 6.1L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP
2023 SUV 7.7L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP
2023 SUV 8.3L/100km 2.0L 7 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 6.1L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 8.3L/100km 2.0L 7 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 8.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 6.1L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 8.3L/100km 2.0L 7 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 8.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 6.1L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 8.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
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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 2024.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2024 SUV 235x55 R18 235x55 R18
2023 SUV 235x55 R18 235x55 R18
2022 SUV 235x55 R18 235x55 R18
2021 SUV 235x55 R18 235x55 R18
2020 SUV 235x55 R18 235x55 R18
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volkswagen Tiguan Wheel Sizes

Volkswagen Tiguan Speed

The base 110TSI Allspace will accelerate from 0-100km/h in 9.5sec and reach 185km/h. The top-spec 162TSI should hit 100km/h in around 6.8 seconds, and it's limited top speed is listed at 250km/h.

Volkswagen Tiguan Range

The flagship 162TSI's 60-litre tank should carry you around 700km. The base 110TSI should travel more than 750km on a single tank of fuel, while the turbo-diesel 147TDI stretches that to more than 965km.