VOLKSWAGEN

VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN ALLSPACE DIESEL ESTATE 2.0 TDI 4Motion Match 5dr DSG

Fuel

FuelDiesel

Transmission

TransmissionAutomatic

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph9.8s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2177 g/km

Volkswagen's improved Tiguan Allspace 7-seat SUV gets revised design, extra control and assist systems and new premium features. And, of course, it's still as practical as ever. Could it be all the car you'll ever really need? Potential buyers will probably see this car in just that way.

CONQUEST OF SPACE

Volkswagen's 7-seat Tiguan Allspace gets an upgrade. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.

Ten Second Review

Volkswagen's improved Tiguan Allspace 7-seat SUV gets revised design, extra control and assist systems and new premium features. And, of course, it's still as practical as ever. Could it be all the car you'll ever really need? Potential buyers will probably see this car in just that way.

Background

Increasingly, it's no longer enough to just offer a single mid-sized five-seat SUV. The market's now demanding that mainstream makers also provide variants of such models that are lengthened enough to be able to incorporate a third seating row. Volkswagen couldn't ignore this trend - and didn't, bringing us this bigger 'Allspace' Tiguan derivative in 2017, then updated four years on to create the car we're going to look at here. It's not much larger than the standard version; 215mm of extra length has been added, with the wheelbase extended by 109mm. Still, as we'll see, it's enough to make quite a difference to the way you can potentially use this car.

Driving Experience

You wouldn't expect the changes made to this slightly lengthened Allspace model to have much effect on drive dynamics - nor have they. If anything, the stretched wheelbase has had a positive effect on this model's roadgoing demeanour, the extra weight and longer stance helping the suspension smooth over bumps through higher speed corners. Ride quality is an established strength of the ordinary Tiguan and remains an attribute here, aided immeasurably by the hi-tech MQB platform that sits beneath the bodywork. There are no changes to the engineering of this Allspace model over the ordinary Tiguan and Volkswagen has also worked hard to ensure that this variant's extra 215mm of body length doesn't upset that car's reassuring handling balance. At the foot of the engine range is a 150PS 1.5-litre TSI EVO unit with 'Cylinder-on-Demand' technology and 2WD. Most buyers of this car though, will probably want the alternative 2.0 TDI diesel, which now gets more efficient twin-dosing selective catalytic reduction system. Many likely customers will want this car fitted with the 2.0 TDI 150PS unit, which can be ordered with with front wheel drive or 4MOTION 4WD - and has a DSG auto option. If you go for the pokier 200PS 2.0 TDI powerplant, you have to have 4MOTION and the DSG auto. The fifth-generation four-wheel-drive 4MOTION system provides a faster apportioning of power to all four wheels via a process that provides pre-activation of the rear clutch and improved operation of the electronic differentials. In recent times, nearly three-quarters of Tiguan buyers in the UK have shown a preference for AWD. In 4x4 form, the car has 200mm of ground clearance, 11mm more than it would have in 2WD guise.

Design and Build

As before, this is basically a long wheelbase version of the standard Tiguan. The main change with this revised Tiguan Allspace is a redesigned front featuring an independent radiator grille and elegant signature lighting which can now include the brand's latest IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights. A further new feature is the "sweeping" indicator function of the LED turn signals. On either side of the redesigned Volkswagen logo, an illuminated strip in the radiator grille adds a more striking visual note. These front changes have added 22mm to the overall length. Inside, as with the updated MK2 Tiguan, there's a new centre-dash infotainment system with an integrated eSIM. Plus a digitalised climate module with slider controls. there's increrased availability of the Digital Cockpit Pro indstrument binnacle screen. And the option of a new Harmon/Kardon audio system upgrade. Otherwise, things are much as before. This Allspace model's extra 60mm of overall length over a standard Tiguan makes possible the fitment of a third seating row. As with rivals, these additional pews are really only really intended for children, but they're no more cramped than those you'll find in obvious direct rivals like Skoda's Kodiaq or Nissan's X-Trail. You'll need to use the middle row's standard liding mechanism and push the centre bench right forward if lanky adults are to be accommodated at the very back. This Tiguan's added length also boosts boot space. With the rearmost seats in place, boot capacity is 230-litres; with the two seats stowed away into the boot floor, capacity rises 85 litres-from the five-seat version to a total of 700-litres. Drop the second row as well and capacity reaches 1775-litres. These will be satisfyingly spacious numbers for potential family buyers, even if they can't quite match the figures of the competing Volkswagen Group models this car shares its engineering with, that Skoda Kodiaq and the SEAT Tarraco.

Market and Model

Prices start at just over £30,000 at rates that represent a premium of around £2,500 over an ordinary Tiguan. Most buyers will focus on the 150PS version of Volkswagen's familiar 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine, priced from around £32,000. If you want 4MOTION 4WD with this variant, then an extra £1,600 will secure it and there's also the £1,600 option of DSG automatic transmission. As for trim levels, there's a choice of 'SE Nav', 'Match', 'SEL', 'R-Line' and 'R-Line Tech' options. All models come with alloy wheels, 'Climatic' semi-automatic air conditioning, a trip computer, all-round electric windows, an alarm, power heated door mirrors and a 'Composition Media' infotainment system. Safety kit includes a clever 'Automatic Post-Collision Braking System' that automatically brakes the car down to 6mph after a collision - so if, say, someone hits you and, understandably, you go to pieces, the car will automatically sort itself out. There's also a 'Front Assist' system that at speed, scans the road ahead as you drive for potential accident hazards, warning you if one is detected and automatically braking if necessary. You get that same kind of functionality at urban speeds too, as part of a 'City Emergency Braking' system included as part of the 'Front Assist' package.

Cost of Ownership

Expect the 2.0 TDI 150PS 2WD manual variant many will want to deliver up to 50.4mpg on the combined cycle and up to 148g/km of CO2. That falls to a best of 41.5mpg and 177g/km for the 4MOTION version of this variant. For the 2.0 TDI 200 4MOTION auto, it's up to 40.4mpg and 184g/km. Go for the 1.5-litre TSI EVO petrol option and the figures are up to 39.2mpg and up to 164g/km with manual transmission. Overall, though the upfront sticker price isn't cheap, whichever variant you choose, you'll probably be better off choosing this Volkswagen than a cheaper South Korean alternative when you factor in depreciation and whole life costs. And warranties? Well the standard package is three years and 60,000 miles. If you plan to see a bit more of the world in your Tiguan, there's a five year / 90,000 mile package. Whatever your decision, your car will come with three years of pan-European Roadside Assistance that has no mileage restriction. The paintwork warranty lasts for three years and, as you'd expect, this car is protected by a 12-year anti-corrosion package.

Summary

As with the ordinary Tiguan model, providing you don't expect this Allspace derivative to be among the cheaper choices in this segment, then there's very little not to like here. For the cost of, say, a five-seat Audi Q5 or Mercedes GLC, you can get yourself, in this seven-seat Volkswagen, a family SUV with almost equal badge equity but quite a lot more versatility. What's not to like? All the established Tiguan virtues remain - high residuals, impressive efficiency and strong build quality. And as ever with this model, there's an extra dash of polish in everything it does that'll make you feel as good when you open the bedroom window as you will when you're at the wheel.

  • Heated rear window
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay
  • Rear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delay
  • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards approx 65% tinted

  • Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
  • Volkswagen roadside assistance
  • ESC with EDL, ASR, EDTC and trailer stabilisation function
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
  • Hill hold control
  • Anti-lock Brake System + Electronic Brakeforce Distribution + Brake assist

  • Front + rear carpet mats

  • Bluetooth phone integration system
  • We Connect Go Dongle

  • Driver alert system with fatigue detection
  • Drive mode selector
  • Driver profile selection
  • Front assist, radar sensor controlled distance monitor, city emergency braking + predictive pedestrian protection
  • Speed limiter
  • Lane assist
  • Adaptive cruise control

  • Start/Stop function
  • Coasting function

  • 2D/3D map view
  • Warning sound and light for doors and tailgate open
  • Multifunction colour display
  • Low washer fluid warning light
  • Car information display
  • Outside temperature display
  • Lights on warning
  • Service interval indicator
  • Instrument cluster

  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Automatic dimming interior mirror
  • Electrically heated and foldable door mirrors, door mirror puddle lights and reverse activated kerb view adjustment on passenger's door mirror

  • Chequered flag decorative inserts
  • Chrome door trim inserts

  • Diesel particulate filter
  • Battery regeneration during braking
  • Misfuel prevention device for diesel engine

  • Three route options - Fast, Short, Eco
  • Dynamic navigation based on TMC+
  • Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility
  • Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
  • Title and cover art display
  • Music playback - MP3, WMA and AAC files
  • SMS functionality - read, compose and send SMS messages using touch-screen display
  • Aux-in socket
  • USB connection,USB charging socket and volkswagen media control
  • DAB Digital radio
  • SD card slot

  • Chrome trimmed radiator grille
  • Chrome side window surrounds
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Black grained lower door protectors with chrome inserts
  • Front air intake with chrome strip
  • Left and right chrome effect trapezoid dummy exhaust tailpipe surrounds
  • Silver anodised roof rails

  • LED rear number plate lights
  • High level 3rd brake light
  • Coming/leaving home lighting function
  • Automatic activation of hazard warning lights
  • Dusk sensor + auto driving lights

  • 3 zone climate control

  • Illuminated scuff plates
  • 12V socket in luggage compartment
  • Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removable
  • Load through provision with 2 cupholders when folded
  • Driver and front passenger under seat drawer
  • Luggage compartment side storage
  • Front seatback folding tables
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Lockable cooled glovebox
  • Removable luggage cover
  • Storage tray on dashboard
  • Sunglasses storage
  • Rear cupholders
  • 4 load lashing points
  • Storage compartment in rear doors
  • 12V socket in centre console storage area
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment, longitudinal and height adjustable and two rear air vents
  • 12V socket on rear of front centre armrest
  • 2 cup holders in front
  • Storage compartment in drivers and front passengers door

  • Instrument lighting white adjustable panel illumination
  • Interior light with delay
  • Luggage compartment lighting

  • Front side airbags
  • Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
  • Two tone horn
  • First aid kit
  • Front seat side impact airbags
  • Warning triangle
  • Rear side airbags
  • 3 point seatbelts on all seats
  • Head airbag system
  • Curtain airbags
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Seatbelt warning lamp and buzzer
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Pre crash system
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
  • Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
  • Active bonnet
  • Active pedestrian safety system
  • Warning sound and light for front seat belts if unfastened

  • Split folding rear bench seat
  • 3 single seats foldable in 2nd row
  • Front seat back storage pockets
  • 2 individual 3rd row seats
  • Isofix Preparation 2 Rear child seats
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seat
  • 2 head restraints in 3rd row
  • Foldable front passenger seat backrest
  • 3 head restraints in 2nd row
  • Sliding/reclining rear seats
  • Passenger seat height adjuster

  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
  • Alarm with interior protection
  • Remote tailgate unlocking using key fob

  • Illuminated driver/passenger vanity mirrors

  • Tyre repair kit

  • CO2 (g/km): 142
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 177
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max: 182
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min: 177
  • HC: N

  • CC: 1968
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: COMMON RAIL
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Transmission: SEMI-AUTO
  • Gears: 7 SPEED

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • EC Urban (mpg): N
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): N
  • EC Combined (mpg): N
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 41.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 40.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 6.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 6.9

  • Generation Mark: 2
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Coin Series: Match
  • Coin Description: TDI 4MT
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 17E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
  • Badge Power: 150
  • Badge Engine CC: 2.0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • AdBlue: True
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12

  • Engine Power - BHP: 150
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 9.8
  • Top Speed: 123
  • Engine Power - KW: 110
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 251
  • Engine Torque - NM: 340
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1750
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 34.7

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: RDE 2

  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Tyre Size Front: 235/50 R19
  • Wheel Style: VICTORIA
  • Tyre Size Rear: 235/50 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY

  • Width (including mirrors): 2099
  • Height (including roof rails): 1674
  • Length: 4701
  • Width: 1839
  • Wheelbase: 2787

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1815
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2520
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 60
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 2500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Max. Loading Weight: 705
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 700
  • No. of Seats: 7
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.9

  • Sports suspension: £170
  • Dynamic chassis control: £860

  • Car-Net App-Connect: £355

  • Trailer assist steering including park assist with rear view camera: £855
  • Side scan blind spot detection: £415
  • Front and rear parking sensors: Included
  • Park assist with rear view camera: Included
  • Progressive power assisted steering: £205
  • Area view with park assist steering and front and rear parking sensors: £295
  • Power assisted speed sensitive steering: Included

  • Electric tailgate opening: Included
  • Keyless entry/keyless start and full electric tailgate operation: £80

  • Discover DVD nav pro with 9.2" touch screen, gesture control, radio, European map data, 64GB hard drive, voice control, car-net guide and inform plus: £1,510
  • Discover navigation system with 8.0" colour screen, radio/CD player, European map data: Included
  • Active information display: £630
  • Head up Display: £555

  • 4 X 20 watt output: Included

  • Front underbody guard: £285
  • Solid paint: Included
  • Metallic paint: £625
  • Pearlescent paint: £625
  • Electric panoramic sunroof with sunblind: £1,160
  • Signature premium paint: £1,040

  • High beam assist: Included
  • Front fog lights with static cornering function: Included
  • Halogen clear headlights with integrated indicators and range adjustable: Included
  • 3D effect cherry red LED rear tail lights: £405
  • LED headlights with dynamic light assist daytime running lights and cornering front fog lights: £1,455

  • 3 spoke heated leather multi-function steering wheel including paddle shift: £195
  • Leather trimmed three spoke multifunction steering wheel and gear knob with paddle shift: Included
  • Vienna leather upholstery - 12 way elec adj driver seat with lumbar support + heated front seats + passenger manual lumbar support: £1,880
  • Lasano cloth upholstery: Included
  • Net partition: £230
  • Drivers underseat storage: Included

  • Front footwell illumination: Included
  • 2 front reading lights: Included

  • Winter pack with heated front and outer rear seats - Tiguan / Tiguan Allspace: £710
  • Winter pack in conjuction with leather upholstery - Tiguan / Tiguan Allspace: £425
  • Dynaudio Excite soundpack - Tiguan Allspace: £615
  • Ambient lighting pack - Tiguan Allspace: £275
  • Winter pack - Tiguan/Tiguan Allspace: £290
  • Smoking pack - Tiguan: £55

  • Metallic - Blue silk: £625
  • Metallic - Ruby red: £625
  • Metallic - Platinum grey: £625
  • Metallic - Petrol Blue: £625
  • Metallic - Pyrite Silver: £625

  • Pearl - Deep black: £625

  • Solid - Pure white: £0

  • Signature premium - Habanero Orange: £1,040

  • Tyre pressure loss indicator: Included
  • Emergency assist driver intervention system: £415
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system: £150

  • Driver seat height adjustment: Included
  • Driver + front passenger lumbar support: Included
  • 14 way adjustable ergoComfort drivers seat including electric lumbar support with Comfort front passenger seat and massage function: £780
  • Front comfort seats with manual height and lumbar adjustment: Included

  • Keyless entry system including start/stop button on centre console: £400

  • Swivelling towbar with 13 pin electrical kit: £740

  • Lasano cloth - Storm grey: £0
  • Lasano cloth - Titan black: £0

  • Vienna leather - Saffrano orange + 12 way elec adj driver seat with lumbar support + heated front seats + passenger manual lumbar support: £1,880
  • Vienna leather - Storm grey + 12 way elec adj driver seat with lumbar support + heated front seats + passenger manual lumbar support: £1,880
  • Vienna leather - Titan black + 12 way elec adj driver seat with lumbar support + heated front seats + passenger manual lumbar support: £1,880

  • 20" Miramar grey metallic alloy wheels with mobility self sealing tyres + anti theft wheel bolts: £870
  • 19" Victoria alloy wheels with mobility self sealing tyres + anti theft wheel bolts: Included
  • 18" Kingston alloy wheels with mobility self sealing tyres + anti theft wheel bolts: £0

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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