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Volkswagen Tiguan Review, For Sale, Specs, Interior, Models & Colours

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 $59,990 for the Tiguan Allspace 162TSI Wolfsburg Edtn.


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
2022 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $59,990
2021 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $59,990
2020 SUV 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO $28,300 $56,870
2019 SUV 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO $26,800 $54,890
2018 SUV 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $20,300 $51,040
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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.

  • 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 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 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
2021 SUV 1665x1839x4701 mm 201 mm
2020 SUV 1665x1839x4701 mm 201 mm
2019 SUV 1665x1839x4701 mm 201 mm
2018 SUV 1648x1839x4486 mm 191 mm
2017 SUV 1648x1839x4486 mm 191 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volkswagen Tiguan Dimensions

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
2021 SUV 0kg 2500kg
2020 SUV 0kg 2500kg
2019 SUV 1800kg 2500kg
2018 SUV 1800kg 2500kg
2017 SUV 1800kg 2500kg
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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
Shown above are seat details for the Volkswagen Tiguan 2019.

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 6.1L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 SUV 6.1L/100km 2.0L Diesel 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
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
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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 2021.

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