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Volkswagen TIGUAN DIESEL ESTATE 2.0 TDi BMT 150 SEL 5dr

Stock Offer Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 TDi BMT 150 SEL 5dr
Stock Offer Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 TDi BMT 150 SEL 5dr
Stock Offer Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 TDi BMT 150 SEL 5dr
Stock Offer Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 TDi BMT 150 SEL 5dr
Stock Offer Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 TDi BMT 150 SEL 5dr
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Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 TDi BMT 150 SEL 5dr
Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 TDi BMT 150 SEL 5dr
Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 TDi BMT 150 SEL 5dr
Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 TDi BMT 150 SEL 5dr
Volkswagen TIGUAN 2.0 TDi BMT 150 SEL 5dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG58.90
  • 0-62mph9.3 secs
  • Top Speed127 mph
  • C02125 g/km
  • BHP150
  • Torque251 lbs/f
  • P11D29%

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 looks 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 2.0 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 £23,500 to £40,000 bracket, and most buyers will focus on the 150PS version of Volkswagen's familiar 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine, priced from around £26,000. 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 '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. 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
Electromechanical power steering
Front and rear parking sensors
Remote tailgate release
Speed sensitive power steering
Active information display
Adaptive cruise control
Bluetooth phone integration system
Car-Net App-Connect
Car-Net Security and Service
Distance control assist
Driver profile selection
Fatigue detection system
Front assist, radar sensor controlled distance monitor, city emergency braking + predictive pedestrian protection
Instrument cluster
Lane assist
Low washer fluid warning light
Multifunction colour display
Outside temperature display
Service interval indicator
Speed limiter
Start/Stop function
Warning lights
Entertainment
8 speakers
2 x USB sockets in front
4 X 20 watt output
DAB Digital radio
MP3 compatible single CD player
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 door protector with chrome inserts
Body colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors
Body coloured bumpers
Chrome side body trim
Chrome side window surrounds
Chrome trimmed radiator grille
Coming/leaving home lighting function
Dusk sensor + auto driving lights
Elec heated + adjust door mirrors
Electric folding door mirrors
Electric panoramic sunroof with sunblind
Front air intake with chrome strip
Front and rear electric windows
Halogen clear headlights with integrated indicators and range adjustable
Heated rear window
High level 3rd brake light
Illuminated scuff plates
LED headlights with dynamic light assist daytime running lights and cornering front fog lights
LED rear number plate lights
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent delay
Side door sills with chrome inserts
Side skirts and rear bumper with chrome insert
Silver rear diffuser trim
Silver roof rails
Silver under body guard
Tinted windows (B pillar backwards)
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay
Interior Features
12V socket in luggage compartment
14 way elec adj driver ergoComfort seat with massage function
Art Velours microfleece cloth upholstery
Leather multifunction steering wheel
12V socket in centre console
3 rear headrests
3 zone climate control
4 load lashing points
40/20/40 split folding rear seats
Bag hook in luggage compartment
Driver + front passenger lumbar support
Foldable passenger seatback
Front + rear carpet mats
Front centre armrest with 12v socket
Front centre armrest with storage + rear 2 air vents + cupholders
Front seat back storage pockets
Front seatback folding tables
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated driver/passenger vanity mirrors
Instrument lighting white adjustable panel illumination
Interior light with delay
Isofix Preparation 2 Rear child seats
Leather gear knob
Load through provision with 2 cupholders when folded
Lockable cooled glovebox
Luggage compartment lighting
Luggage compartment side storage
Map pockets on front seats
Passenger seat height adjuster
Passenger underseat drawer
Rear cupholders
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 tray on dashboard
Sunglasses storage
Variable boot floor
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
ESP with EDL + ASR
First aid kit
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
Proactive preventive occupant protection
Rear side airbags
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Seatbelt warning lamp and buzzer
Two tone horn
Warning triangle
Wheels
19" Victoria alloy wheels + anti theft wheel bolts
Steel space saver spare wheel
Packs
Ambient lighting pack - Tiguan
Winter pack - Tiguan
Security
Alarm with interior protection
Electronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
Technical
Diesel particulate filter
Misfuel prevention device for diesel engine
XDS electronic differential lock
Trim
Chrome door trim inserts
Piano black interior trim
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.19
CO2 (g/km) 126
HC+NOx 0.068
Noise Level dB(A) 71
NOx 0.047
Particles 0.0004
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1968
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Engine Code DFGA
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 58.9
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 65.7
EC Urban (mpg) 50.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 47.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 47.9
General
AdBlue Yes
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 150
Coin Description TDi 150
Coin Series SEL
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 17E
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) 9.3
Engine Power - BHP 150
Engine Power - KW 110
Engine Power - RPM 3500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 251
Engine Torque - MKG 34.7
Engine Torque - NM 340
Engine Torque - RPM 1750
Top Speed 127
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? Yes
Tyre Size Front 235/50 R19
Tyre Size Rear 235/50 R19
Tyre Size Spare SPACE SAVER
Wheel Style VICTORIA
Wheel Type 19" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height (including roof rails) 1654
Length 4486
Wheelbase 2677
Width 1839
Width (including mirrors) 2099
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 58
Gross Vehicle Weight 2170
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1655
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 615
Max. Loading Weight 640
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1530
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.5

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