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Volkswagen Tiguan II (R / Allspace) Crossovers (AD1, 2021 Facelift)

MSRP 28206 EURNEX score 58%

Product Overview

The facelifted 2nd-generation Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact crossover based on the company's MQB platform. It is also available in a LWB configuration as Tiguan Allspace. For the first time, a separate Tiguan R model is available, and the plug-in hybrid is also updated.
The Tiguan R features a new all-wheel drive system with selective wheel torque control, named "R-Performance Torque Vectoring", that dynamically distributes power between the front and rear axles as well as the left and right rear wheels.
Two sequential AdBlue injection systems and SCR catalytic converters make the updated TDI one of the cleanest today.
The exterior of the facelifted Tiguan is redesigned to be more inline with its large corporate siblings, the Touareg and the Atlas Cross Sport.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Bigger and lighter than its predecessor
  • Lots of fun to drive on the open road
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 58% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Comfortable ride
  • Good standard kit
  • Decent fuel economy
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Lack of refinement
  • Lacklustre ride quality
  • Not as engaging as some rivals
  • Not as fun as a smaller hatchback
  • Dull interior
  • Not the most fun to drive
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Specifications

Variants:
1.4 TSI eHybrid
1.5 TSI
2.0 TDI
2.0 TSI

Construction

Platform
Volkswagen MQB A2
Trim Levels
Base, Life, Elegance, R-Line

Dimensions

Size | Height
1673 mm
Size | Length
4486 mm SWB | 4728 mm LWB (Allspace)
Size | Width
1839 mm
Wheelbase
2681 mm / 105.6" SWB | 2791 mm / 109.9" LWB (Allspace)

Performance

2.0 TDIFuel Economy
5.1-4.9 L/100km
2.0 TSIFuel Economy
5.9-5.7 L/100km
1.5 TSIFuel Economy
5.7-5.5 L/100km

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
FWD or AWD
2.0 TDIEngine | Displacement
2.0 L
2.0 TSIEngine | Displacement
2.0 L
1.5 TSIEngine | Displacement
1.5 L
1.4 TSI eHybridEngine | Displacement
1.4 L
2.0 TDIEngine | Power
122 PS, 150 PS, or 200 PS
2.0 TSIEngine | Power
190 PS, 245 PS, or 320 PS (Tiguan R)
1.5 TSIEngine | Power
130 PS or 150 PS
1.4 TSI eHybridEngine | Power
245 PS (hybrid system combined)
2.0 TDIEngine | Torque
320 Nm @ 1600-2500 rpm, 360 Nm @ 1600-2500 rpm, or 400 Nm @ 1750-3500 rpm
2.0 TSIEngine | Torque
320 Nm @ 1500-4100 rpm, 370 Nm @ 1600-4300 rpm, or 420 Nm @ 2100-5350 rpm (Tiguan R)
1.5 TSIEngine | Torque
220 Nm @ 1750-3500 rpm or 250 Nm @ 1500-3500 rpm
1.4 TSI eHybridEngine | Torque
400 Nm @ 1550-3500 rpm
2.0 TDIEngine | Type
VW EA288 evo Common-Rail Inline-4 Diesel TDI
2.0 TSIEngine | Type
VW EA888 Turbocharged Inline-4 Petrol
1.5 TSIEngine | Type
VW EA211 evo Turbocharged Inline-4 Petrol
1.4 TSI eHybridEngine | Type
VW EA211 Turbocharged Inline-4 Petrol
Transmission | Gears
6-speed or 7-speed
Transmission | Type
Manual or automatic

Production

Debut
2015 International Auto Show
Facelift
2020-07
Made In
Germany, Mexico, India, Malaysia, Algeria, Indonesia, China

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 40%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The diesel version of Volkswagen’s sales chart stalwart has become a bit of a dinosaur. Long gone are the days we’d recommend a diesel SUV for anyone but a private buyer. Non-business buyers will pay £870 in vehicle excise duty alone for the diesel. Reconcile yourself to its shortcomings, and you are likely to find the Tiguan's strong suits to be sufficient compensation.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Cheap to run
  • Decent fuel economy
Cons
  • No mild-hybrid system
  • Alternatives are more fun to drive
  • Slightly old-school styling

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score 53%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
There are also new trims as part of the facelift. Gone are the S, Match, SEL and R-Line Tech levels, to be replaced by the base Tiguan. Inside, the big change is on the lower tier of the centre dashboard. The new climate control system is now a largely touchscreen set-up, including sliders to change the temperature.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek looks
  • Smart infotainment system
Cons
  • Lacklustre ride quality

autocar[3]

Sentiment Score 66%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The Tiguan eHybrid is based around a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-pot petrol engine. It is mated to an electric drive motor and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Combined, these elements make for a system output of 242bhp and 295lb ft. Its handling isn't what you would call sporting but is entirely agreeable.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful petrol engine
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Not the most fun to drive

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score 73%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
Tiguan R is a hot version of Volkswagen's popular Tiguan SUV. Has a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 316bhp. New sports steering wheel with haptic buttons and a new R button placed on one of the multifunction spokes. Adaptive dampers are a crucial part of this car's appeal.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • Not the most fun to drive

autoexpress[5]

Sentiment Score 70%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The Tiguan eHybrid is a plug-in hybrid version of the Volkswagen Tiguan. Powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine mated to a 13kWh battery pack and an electric motor, mounted on the end of a six-speed DSG automatic gearbox. Volkswagen hasn't confirmed any fuel economy figures yet, but the official numbers will likely just trail those of the new Golf GTE. It could tempt diesel customers looking for frugality, too.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Easy to drive
  • Relaxing petrol engine
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Noisy diesel engine
  • Cheap to run

autoexpress[6]

Sentiment Score 58%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The new Tiguan looks and feels new to the touch, but the drive is very much a case of if it ain't broke, don't fix it. There's decent space, and with a boot sizing up at 615 litres with all seats in place, the Tiguan is still a practical choice. The 148bhp 2.0 TDI tested here serves up competent performance without ever feeling fast.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • New infotainment tech
Cons
  • More expensive than rivals

autoexpress[7]

Sentiment Score 45%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The Volkswagen Tiguan R is a good all-rounder. It's fast (if not all that economical) while it offers secure and predictable handling and plenty of easily accessible performance. However, it doesn't serve up the same level of engagement as some of its performance SUV rivals at this kind of price.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fast enough to go toe-to-toe with rivals
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • Lack of refinement
  • Not as engaging as some rivals

autoexpress[8]

Sentiment Score 54%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
In entry-level Life spec, like our test car, it's a pretty forgettable-looking SUV. If you were hoping VW was saving all of its design budget for a big overhaul inside, well, you'll be disappointed. There's swathes of grey everywhere you look - on the dashboard, the seats and centre console. The 1.5-litre engine is a known quantity; power delivery is smooth and at a cruise the engine totally fades into the background.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent infotainment system
  • Good standard kit
Cons
  • Dull interior
  • Slightly firm ride

carmagazine[9]

Sentiment Score 66%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The Tiguan R uses the same powertrain as the forthcoming Arteon R. 0-62mph takes just 4.9 seconds and top speed is electronically limited to 155mph. Power is sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed DSG auto, with up to 50 per cent heading towards the rear axle. It's at its most aggressive in Sport or R modes, naturally, and monitors yaw rate and steering angle to determine how much power to send where.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • New infotainment system
Cons
  • Not as fun as a smaller hatchback
  • Not the most fun to drive

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI Elegance 2021 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/first-drives/volkswagen-tiguan-20-tdi-elegance-2021-uk-review. 2021-01-07. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Volkswagen Tiguan 1.5 TSI Life 2020 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/volkswagen/tiguan/first-drives/volkswagen-tiguan-15-tsi-life-2020-uk-review. 2021-01-01. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2020 review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/volkswagen/tiguan/first-drives/volkswagen-tiguan-ehybrid-2020-review. 2020-10-02. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ New Volkswagen Tiguan R 2020 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/road-tests/353352/new-volkswagen-tiguan-r-2020-review. 2020-10-06. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ New Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2020 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/volkswagen/tiguan/353326/new-volkswagen-tiguan-ehybrid-2020-review. 2020-10-02. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ New Volkswagen Tiguan 2020 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/volkswagen/tiguan/353330/new-volkswagen-tiguan-2020-review. 2020-10-02. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ New Volkswagen Tiguan R 2021 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/volkswagen/tiguan/353352/new-volkswagen-tiguan-r-2021-review. 2021-03-15. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
8. ^ New Volkswagen Tiguan Life 2020 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/volkswagen/tiguan/353721/new-volkswagen-tiguan-life-2020-review. 2020-11-23. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ Volkswagen Tiguan R review: 316bhp hot SUV joins the R gang. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/volkswagen/tiguan-r/. 2020-10-05. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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