Volkswagen Tiguan

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How much does the Volkswagen Tiguan cost to run?

The 2.0L diesel is the most economical Volkswagen Tiguan to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0L diesel costs £125.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band D.

It does just over 60 MPG on average, which means it will cost £10.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Suzuki Vitara 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Hyundai Tucson 2.0L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 14, which is lower than the Ford Kuga 2.0L diesel, but higher than the Suzuki Vitara 1.6L petrol. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Suzuki Vitara has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.4L petrol1.5L petrol2.0L diesel2.0L petrol
mpg35.3 - 46.344.8 - 50.439.8 - 60.128.5 - 38.2
emissions139 - 185128 - 143123 - 186170 - 234
tax£145.00 - £260.00£125.00 - £160.00£125.00 - £300.00£235.00 - £555.00
insuranceGroup 11 - 21Group 11 - 18Group 14 - 27Group 17 - 25

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Volkswagen Tiguan: How big is the boot?

The Volkswagen Tiguan has a below average boot space (525 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 3 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 4 large bags or 4 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 7 large bags with its 981 litres.

Is the Volkswagen Tiguan easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Suzuki Jimny), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill three quarters of the space.

If you don’t park in the street that much, then the Tiguan is fine. It will go in to an average street slot, giving you a gap of 336mm to swing in and out. But if you street park a lot you may want to look at the Suzuki Jimny.

Which Volkswagen Tiguan has the best performance?

The fastest Volkswagen Tiguan from 0-60, is the 2.0L petrol. It hits 60 mph in 6.3 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Audi Q5 3.0L diesel, which will beat your Volkswagen Tiguan to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.4L petrol1.5L petrol2.0L diesel2.0L petrol
zeroTo628.9 - 10.59.2 - 10.26.5 - 11.97.3 - 9.9
torque200 - 240220 - 250280 - 500280 - 320
bhp125 - 160130 - 150110 - 240170 - 210

What size caravan or trailer, can the Volkswagen Tiguan tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0L diesel which has 380 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 2500kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.