VOLKSWAGEN

VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN ALLSPACE DIESEL ESTATE 2.0 TDI R Line Tech 5dr DSG

Fuel

FuelDiesel

Transmission

TransmissionAutomatic

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph9.7s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2158 g/km

Volkswagen's second generation Tiguan widens its market reach in this lengthened 'Allspace' guise to include those who want the option of a third seating row in their mid-sized SUV. 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 Tiguan gets seven seats in this Allspace guise. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.

Ten Second Review

Volkswagen's second generation Tiguan widens its market reach in this lengthened 'Allspace' guise to include those who want the option of a third seating row in their mid-sized SUV. 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. 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

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. If you want Volkswagen's 4MOTION 4WD system in your petrol-powered Tiguan Allspace, you'll have to opt for a 2.0-litre TSI petrol variant, available in 190 and 230PS forms and offered only with 7-speed DSG transmission. Most buyers of this car though, will probably want a diesel. 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 190PS 2.0 TDI powerplant, you have to have 4MOTION and the DSG auto. That's also the case with the flagship bi-turbo BiTDI flagshp variant which puts out a potent 240PS. 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

So it's a slightly longer Tiguan. What are the benefits of that inside? The obvious answer is that this Allspace model's extra 60mm of overall length has made 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 has also boosted boot space. With the rearmost seats in place, boot capacity is 230-litres; with the two seats stowed away into the boot floor, capacity has risen 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 Volkswagen Group model this car shares its engineering with, that Skoda Kodiaq.

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 variant many will want to deliver up to 46.3mpg on the combined cycle and up to 129g/km of CO2. Go for the 1.5-litre TSI EVO petrol option and the figures are up to 36.7mpg and up to 154g/km. All figures WLTP-rated, converted to NEDC2. Later on, the economy champion will be the GTE Plug-in hybrid petrol/electric version you can ask your dealer about. 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

  • Car-Net App-Connect
  • Bluetooth phone integration system

  • Lane assist
  • Speed limiter
  • Driver profile selection
  • Area view with park assist steering and front and rear parking sensors
  • Front assist, radar sensor controlled distance monitor, city emergency braking + predictive pedestrian protection
  • Driver alert system with fatigue detection
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Progressive power assisted steering

  • Keyless entry/keyless start and full electric tailgate operation
  • Start/Stop function

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

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

  • Piano black interior trim
  • Chrome door trim inserts

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

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

  • Chrome side window surrounds
  • Body colour roof spoiler
  • Body colour door handles
  • Solid paint
  • Piano black front air intake and rear diffuser
  • Unique R Line badging
  • Aluminium decorative inserts in dash and door panels
  • Left and right chrome effect trapezoid dummy exhaust tailpipe surrounds
  • Silver anodised roof rails
  • Chrome trimmed radiator grille
  • Electric panoramic sunroof with sunblind

  • LED rear number plate lights
  • LED headlights with dynamic light assist daytime running lights and cornering front fog lights
  • High level 3rd brake light
  • Coming/leaving home lighting function
  • 3D effect cherry red LED rear tail lights
  • Automatic activation of hazard warning lights
  • Dusk sensor + auto driving lights

  • 3 zone climate control

  • Storage compartment in rear doors
  • Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removable
  • Load through provision with 2 cupholders when folded
  • 4 load lashing points
  • 12V socket in centre console storage area
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment, longitudinal and height adjustable and two rear air vents
  • 2 cup holders in front
  • Leather trimmed three spoke multifunction steering wheel with aluminium inserts and paddle shift
  • Unique R Line door sill protectors
  • Storage compartment in drivers and front passengers door
  • 12V socket on rear of front centre armrest
  • Luggage compartment side storage
  • Stainless steel pedals
  • Bag hook in luggage compartment
  • Front seatback folding tables
  • Illuminated scuff plates
  • 12V socket in luggage compartment
  • Black headlining
  • Leather gear knob
  • Lockable cooled glovebox
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Net partition
  • Removable luggage cover
  • Storage tray on dashboard
  • Sunglasses storage
  • Rear cupholders

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

  • Ambient lighting pack - Tiguan Allspace
  • R Line styling pack - Tiguan Allspace

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

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

  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
  • Alarm with interior protection

  • Illuminated driver/passenger vanity mirrors

  • 20" Suzuka alloy wheels with mobility self sealing tyres + anti theft wheel bolts

  • Tyre repair kit

  • CO2 (g/km): 135
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • HC: N
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 158
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max: 165
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min: 158

  • 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: 47.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 44.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 6.3

  • Generation Mark: 2
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 18E
  • 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
  • Coin Series: R Line Tech
  • Coin Description: TDI

  • Engine Power - KW: 110
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 251
  • Engine Torque - NM: 340
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1750
  • Engine Power - BHP: 150
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 9.7
  • Top Speed: 124
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 34.7

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

  • Tyre Size Front: 255/40 R20
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Wheel Style: SUZUKA
  • Tyre Size Rear: 255/40 R20
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 20" ALLOY

  • Height (including roof rails): 1674
  • Length: 4705
  • Width: 1859
  • Wheelbase: 2787

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1740
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2420
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 58
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 2000
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Max. Loading Weight: 680
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 700
  • No. of Seats: 7
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.9

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

  • Side scan blind spot detection: £415

  • Head up Display: £555
  • Discover navigation system with 8.0" colour screen, radio/CD player, European map data: Included
  • 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

  • 4 X 20 watt output: Included

  • Front underbody guard: £285
  • Silver front underbody protection: Included

  • Vienna leather upholstery + sport seats, 12 way elec adj driver seat with lumbar, memory function, heated front seats, passenger manual lumbar support: £1,610
  • Race cloth with San Remo microfibre upholstery: Included

  • Winter pack with heated outer rear seats - Tiguan Allspace: £425
  • Winter pack with (in conjuction with leather upholstery) heated outer rear seats - Tiguan / Tiguan Allspace: £425
  • Dynaudio Excite soundpack - Tiguan Allspace: £615
  • Winter pack - Tiguan/Tiguan Allspace: Included
  • Smoking pack - Tiguan: £55

  • Solid - Pure white: £0

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

  • Driver + front passenger lumbar support: Included

  • Swivelling towbar with 13 pin electrical kit: £740

  • Race cloth - Grey with San Remo microfibre: £0

  • Vienna leather - Black/crystal grey + sport seat, 12 way elec adj driver seat with lumbar, memory, heated front seats, passenger manual lumbar support: £1,610

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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