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Volkswagen Tiguan review - Reliability & safety

“The Tiguan uses tried-and-tested engines and comes with lots of safety tech”

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The Volkswagen Tiguan is too new to feature in our latest Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, but it uses some tried and tested engines used in the outgoing model. The previous generation Tiguan finished in 58th place out of the top 75 cars in the Driver Power survey, though reliability wasn’t anything to write home about, so Volkswagen will be hoping to improve on that this time around.

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As a brand Volkswagen struggled in the most recent 2023 survey, coming in 27th place out of 32 car manufacturers overall – that’s behind all Volkswagen Group sister brands apart from Audi. A slightly worse-than-average 26% of Volkswagen owners reported an issue with their car in the first year.

How safe is the Volkswagen Tiguan?

The Volkswagen Tiguan is yet to be tested by Euro NCAP, but with lots of safety tech as standard, we’d expect Volkswagen to have put in the work to make sure the new car maintains the five-star rating the previous car achieved.

What are the Volkswagen Tiguan service intervals?

Volkswagen recommends its new cars get a service inspection and oil service at 9,300 miles or when it’s 12 months old, whichever comes first. This 9,300-mile/12-month service cycle continues until the car is three years old, after which point the brand recommends a service every 10,000 miles or 12 months.

What is the warranty on the Volkswagen Tiguan?

Volkswagen offers a fair standard three-year warranty, with the Tiguan covered for up to an unlimited mileage in the first two years, or up to 60,000 miles in the third year.

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Charlie writes and edits news, review and advice articles for Carbuyer, as well as publishing content to its social media platforms. He has also been a regular contributor to its sister titles Auto Express, DrivingElectric and evo. As well as being consumed by everything automotive, Charlie is a speaker of five languages and once lived in Chile, Siberia and the Czech Republic, returning to the UK to write about his life-long passion: cars.

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