The Volkswagen Tiguan competes in the crossover market against the Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 3008, BMW X1 and Ford Kuga. It has some off-road ability, which can be maximised by specifying Escape trim, which features four-wheel drive and an off-road body kit. The Volkswagen Tiguan is comfortable and spacious, fun to drive and has excellent build quality. All four trim levels are well equipped, and there are six smooth and economical engines to choose from, although the diesels make the most sensible buys because they hold their value better.
- Smart image
- Roomy and classy interior
- Quiet and refined engine range
- Dull looks
- Only average fuel economy
- Limited off-road ability
The Tiguan competes with a wide range of crossovers from other makers, including the Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 3008, BMW X1 and Ford Kuga. Like those, the Tiguan has some off-road ability, but is really built as a spacious five-seat family hatchback. It's not cheap, but its build quality and equipment levels are very good. All engines are smooth and economical, although the diesels make the best buys because they hold their value better.