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Volkswagen TIGUAN DIESEL ESTATE 2.0 BiTDi BMT 240 4Motion SEL 5dr DSG

Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 BiTDi BMT 240 4Motion SEL 5dr DSG
Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 BiTDi BMT 240 4Motion SEL 5dr DSG
Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 BiTDi BMT 240 4Motion SEL 5dr DSG
Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 BiTDi BMT 240 4Motion SEL 5dr DSG
Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 BiTDi BMT 240 4Motion SEL 5dr DSG
Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 BiTDi BMT 240 4Motion SEL 5dr DSG
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Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 BiTDi BMT 240 4Motion SEL 5dr DSG
Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 BiTDi BMT 240 4Motion SEL 5dr DSG
Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 BiTDi BMT 240 4Motion SEL 5dr DSG
Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 BiTDi BMT 240 4Motion SEL 5dr DSG
Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 BiTDi BMT 240 4Motion SEL 5dr DSG
Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 BiTDi BMT 240 4Motion SEL 5dr DSG

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG44.10
  • 0-62mph6.2 secs
  • Top Speed143 mph
  • C02167 g/km
  • BHP240
  • Torque369 lbs/f
  • P11D37%

Review

Volkswagen's much improved second generation Tiguan targets both volume and premium brand customers for mid-sized SUVs with a high quality, well priced package that's smart and efficient. All the car you'll ever really need? Many see it as just that.

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In second generation form, Volkswagen's Tiguan continues to look a strong package. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.

Background

If you're planning to spend somewhere in the £23,000-£36,000 bracket on a compact SUV or SUV-like Crossover, you'll certainly not be short of choice. But choice can sometimes be a compromising thing - and so it is here. So for the premium badge you'd like on a car of this kind, you have to compromise on equipment. For the practicality you'll need, you have to compromise on trim and build quality. And for the all-wheel drive ability you'll maybe sometimes want, you've to compromise on tarmac driving pleasure. Volkswagen understands this, which is why in 2008, they brought us this car, the Tiguan, a contender in this class that's arguably less compromised than any other. Especially in the rejuvenated second generation guise we're looking at here. The Tiguan model line has historically been hugely successful for Volkswagen, having accounted for nearly 2.6 million global sales by the time this MK2 version arrived. And the reasons aren't hard to fathom. Here, you've all the class of a Honda CR-V or a Toyota RAV4 at a significant saving in cost, pricing being not too much more than Far Eastern budget brand models in this segment. Let's see how this car stacks up.

Driving Experience

At the foot of the Tiguan engine range is a 130PS 1.5-litre TSI EVO unit, or you can have a frugal yet also more powerful 150PS version of this engine; either way, you get 'Cylinder-on-Demand' technology. Both these variants only use 2WD. If you want Volkswagen's 4MOTION 4WD system in your petrol-powered Tiguan, 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. There's a 115PS entry-level 1.6 TDI 2WD derivative but 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. There is also an optional Off-Road package, which features a uniquely styled front bumper providing an approach angle of 25.6deg and a departure angle of 24.7deg.

Design and Build

The conventional Tiguan has put on 60mm in length and 30mm in width in second generation form and sits 22mm lower than its predecessor. Wolfsburg has developed a lengthened seven-seat Allspace version this time around. It's the conventional five-door model we're concentrating on here, a car which sits on the advanced, stiff, light MQB platform that underpins the current Golf and Passat models. It's certainly a confident-looking car - and quite a spacious one too. Inside, there's a long 77mm wheelbase, at 2681mm, and the tracks have also been widened, which greatly improves the Tiguan's overall stance. If you need seven seats, there's a lengthier 'Allspace' version too. The cabin's classy too, fit and finish being of a noticeably high standard. Much of the switchgear and the infotainment monitor will be familiar to anyone who has tried a MK7 Golf. Borrowed from the Passat is the optional Active Info Display high-definition instrument panel. You can also specify a Head-up display that uses a small glass panel, deployed from behind the instrument binnacle at the press of button. Luggage space is rated at 615-litres with the standard 60/40 split folding rear seats in place, or 1655-litres with the seats lowered.

Market and Model

Expect pricing to sit in the £25,000 to £42,000 bracket, and most buyers will focus on the 150PS version of Volkswagen's familiar 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine, priced from around £27,500. If you want 4MOTION 4WD with this variant, then just under £2,000 more will secure it and there's also the £1,600 option of DSG automatic transmission. As for trim levels, there's a choice of 'S', 'Match', 'SEL' 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

Let's look at the WLTP-rated figures. The latest 1.6 TDI 115PS unit achieves a WLTP-certified 48.1mpg on the combined cycle, while emitting 128g/km CO2 (NEDC). Expect the 2.0 TDI 150PS 2WD variant many will want to deliver 47.1-49.6mpg on the combined cycle and 125g/km of CO2. Go for the 1.5-litre TSI 130PS petrol option and the figures are 39.8-42.2mpg and 128-130g/km. 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

It's not hard to see why the Tiguan is such a popular choice in its sector here in the UK. You get pretty much all the quality of premium-badged mid-sized SUV for the price of a budget brand contender. You get pretty much all the tarmac handling ability of a Qashqai-like SUV with virtually all the off road ability of something more capable. And it all comes with the enduring appeal of that Volkswagen badge and the enduring residual values that'll go along with it. Such has always been this car's appeal and not much has changed with this MK2 model. It's not a car for driving enthusiasts or those who live halfway up Snowdon - but then such people are unlikely to be shopping in this sector anyway. What it does offer in this improved form are running costs from an ever-more efficient range of engines that make the transition to a car like this from an ordinary family hatch less painful than ever. And 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. A sensible choice then, but one you'll enjoy making.

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Driver Convenience
Discover navigation system with 8.0" colour screen, radio/CD player, European map data
Front and rear parking sensors
Power assisted speed sensitive steering
Remote tailgate release
2D/3D map view
Active information display
Adaptive cruise control
Bluetooth phone integration system
Car information display
Car-Net App-Connect
Coasting function
Distance control assist
Drive mode selector
Driver profile selection
Front assist, radar sensor controlled distance monitor, city emergency braking + predictive pedestrian protection
Instrument cluster
Lane assist
Lights on warning
Multifunction computer with visual gear change recommendation for fuel consumption
Outside temperature display
Service interval indicator
Speed limiter
Start/Stop function
Warning sound and light for doors and tailagte open
Entertainment
8 speakers
2 x USB connection + USB charging socket
4 X 20 watt output
DAB Digital radio
SD card slot
Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
SMS functionality - read, compose and send SMS messages using touch-screen display
Title and cover art display
Exterior Features
Solid paint
Trailer Stability Programme
3D effect cherry red LED rear tail lights
Auto dimming interior mirror
Automatic activation of hazard warning lights
Black grained lower door protectors with chrome inserts
Body colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors
Body coloured bumpers
Chrome side window surrounds
Chrome trimmed radiator grille
Coming/leaving home lighting function
Dusk sensor + auto driving lights
Electric panoramic sunroof with sunblind
Electrically heated and foldable door mirrors, door mirror puddle lights and reverse activated kerb view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Front and rear electric windows
Heated rear window
High level 3rd brake light
LED headlights with dynamic light assist daytime running lights and cornering front fog lights
LED rear number plate lights
Piano black front air intake and rear diffuser
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards approx 65% tinted
Rear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delay
Side door sills with chrome inserts
Silver front underbody protection and rear diffuser
Silver roof rails
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay
Interior Features
12V socket in luggage compartment
14 way electric adjustment driver ergoComfort seat
3 spoke leather multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift
Lounge cloth with Art Velours microfleece upholstery
12V socket in centre console storage area
2 cup holders in front
3 rear headrests
3 zone climate control
4 load lashing points
40:20:40 split folding rear seats
Bag hook in luggage compartment
Foldable front passenger seat backrest
Front + rear carpet mats
Front centre armrest with 12v socket
Front centre armrest with storage + rear 2 air vents
Front seat back storage pockets
Front seatback folding tables
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated driver/passenger vanity mirrors
Illuminated scuff plates
Instrument lighting white adjustable panel illumination
Interior light with delay
Isofix Preparation 2 Rear child seats
Leather gear knob
Left and right chrome effect trapezoid dummy exhaust tailpipe surrounds
Load through provision with 2 cupholders when folded
Lockable cooled glovebox
Luggage compartment lighting
Map pockets on front seats
Passenger seat height adjuster
Removable luggage cover
Sliding/reclining rear seats
Storage compartment in driver's door
Storage compartment in passenger's door
Storage compartment in rear doors
Storage compartments in luggage area left and right
Storage tray on dashboard
Sunglasses storage
Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removable
Packs
Winter pack - Tiguan
Ambient lighting pack - Tiguan
Safety
Tyre pressure loss indicator
3 rear 3 point seatbelts
ABS+EBD+Brake assist
Active bonnet
Active pedestrian safety system
Curtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
Drivers knee airbag
DTC - Drag torque control
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
ESC with EDL, ASR, EDTC and trailer stabilisation function
First aid kit
Front seat side impact airbags
Front side airbags
Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
Head airbag system
Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
Hill hold control
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Passenger knee airbag
Pre crash preventive occupant protection
Rear side airbags
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Two tone horn
Warning sound and light for front seat belts if unfastened
Warning triangle
Technical
Dynamic chassis control
Battery regeneration during braking
Diesel particulate filter
Misfuel prevention device for diesel engine
XDS electronic differential lock for improved traction and handling
Wheels
19" Victoria falls glam silver alloy wheels + anti theft wheel bolts
Tyre repair kit
Security
Alarm with interior protection
Electronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
Trim
Chrome door trim inserts
Dark grey decorative inserts in dash and door panel
Piano black decorative inserts in centre console
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.169
CO2 (g/km) 161
HC+NOx 0.074
Noise Level dB(A) 69
NOx 0.053
Particles 0.0028
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 210
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1968
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Engine Code CUAA
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 7 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 8.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 34.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 35.3
General
AdBlue Yes
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 240
Coin Description TDi 4Motion 240
Coin Series SEL
Generation Mark 1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 26E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 96
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 84
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 72
NCAP Safety Assist % 68
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 10000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 6.2
Engine Power - BHP 240
Engine Power - KW 177
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 369
Engine Torque - MKG 51
Engine Torque - NM 500
Engine Torque - RPM 1750
Top Speed 143
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle Second Act
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 235/50 R19
Tyre Size Rear 235/50 R19
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style VICTORIA
Wheel Type 19" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height (including roof rails) 1673
Length 4486
Wheelbase 2677
Width 1839
Width (including mirrors) 2099
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 60
Gross Vehicle Weight 2360
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1655
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 615
Max. Loading Weight 620
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1740
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.5

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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Area view with park assist steering and front and rear parking sensors £860.00
Discover DVD nav pro with 9.2" colour touch screen, radio/CD player, European map data, 64GB hard drive, voice control, car-net guide and inform plus £1,500.00
Fully electric tailgate + keyless entry and start £695.00
Head up Display £550.00
Park assist with rear view camera £570.00
Power tailgate £365.00
Progressive power assisted steering £200.00
Side scan blind spot detection £410.00
Trailer assist steering including park assist with rear view camera £845.00
Voice control system £250.00
Exterior Features
Headlight washers £180.00
Metallic paint £620.00
Pearlescent paint £620.00
Signature premium paint £1,035.00
Special solid paint £370.00
Swivelling towbar with 13 pin electrical kit £735.00
Interior Features
230v socket in boot with luggage light £145.00
3 spoke heated leather multi-function steering wheel including paddle shift £190.00
Heated outer rear seats + heated windscreen washer jets £230.00
Net partition £225.00
Vienna leather upholstery - 12 way elec adj driver seat with lumbar support + heated front seats + passenger manual lumbar support £1,430.00
Packs
Dynaudio Excite soundpack - Tiguan £600.00
Smoking pack - Tiguan £50.00
Winter pack with heated outer rear seats - Tiguan SEL/R Line £230.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Atlantic blue £620.00
Metallic - Indium grey £620.00
Metallic - Reflex silver £620.00
Metallic - Tungsten silver £620.00
Pearl - Deep black £620.00
Signature premium - Oryx white £1,035.00
Solid - Urano grey FOC
Special solid - Pure white £370.00
Safety
Emergency assist driver intervention system £410.00
Tyre pressure monitoring system £145.00
Security
Keyless entry system including start/stop button on centre console £395.00
Technical
Sports suspension £165.00
Trim
Lounge cloth - Titan black with Art Velours microfleece FOC
Vienna leather - Saffrano orange + 12 way elec adj driver seat with lumbar support + heated front seats + passenger manual lumbar support £1,430.00
Vienna leather - Storm grey + 12 way elec adj driver seat with lumbar support + heated front seats + passenger manual lumbar support £1,430.00
Vienna leather - Titan black + 12 way elec adj driver seat with lumbar support + heated front seats + passenger manual lumbar support £1,430.00
Wheels
20" Miramar grey metallic alloy wheels with mobility self sealing tyres + anti theft wheel bolts £860.00
* option prices shown are estimated