3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Accomplished SUV, but its Skoda sibling makes more financial sense

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace (17 on) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £33,785 - £45,995
Lease from new From £370 p/m View lease deals
Used price £17,690 - £40,810
Used monthly cost From £442 per month
Fuel Economy 28.2 - 53.3 mpg
Road tax cost £165 - £520
Insurance group 16 - 32 How much is it to insure?
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PROS

  • Versatile seven-seater
  • Decent level of equipment
  • Drives reasonably well

CONS

  • Third row isn’t huge
  • Fiddly infotainment 
  • Better value available from Skoda and SEAT

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace rivals

Written by Keith Adams on

The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is a long-wheelbase version of the Tiguan that, in the UK, comes with seven seats as standard. It’s not as big as VW’s biggest SUV in the UK, the Touareg, but it looks and feels appreciably bigger than the regular five-seat Tiguan.

It shares much with the Skoda Kodiaq and the SEAT Tarraco which are probably its closest rivals, although other hugely capable alternatives incliude the Peugeot 5008, Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento, all of which offer far longer warranties than the Volkswagen.

The Allspace was given a modest redesign in 2021 and the spec choice has been rationalised, with a general increase in the level of assistance systems fitted as standard.

Your choice of Tiguan Allspaces involves the petrol TSI 150, 190 and 245, and diesel TDI 150 and TDI 200 models. The most powerful petrol model is the quickest-accelerating Tiguan Allspace at 6.2 seconds 0-62mph, but also the thirstiest and the dirtiest. The most frugal is the lowest-powered diesel with the manual gearbox.

There are three trim levels: Life, Elegance and R-Line. Life is only available with the 150hp engines, and at the other end of the scale the 245hp engine is only available with R-Line trim.

The most basic trim level (and the most popular in the UK), Life includes as standard LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, three-zone climate control, front and rear parking senosrs and an 8.0-inch navigation screen. Elegance trim has different upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting with a choice of 30 colours. Also standard are a reversing camera, Rear Traffic Alert, Side Assist and Park Assist (all of which help the driver avoid collisions), plus keyless entry and sensor-controlled boot opening.

R-Line, supposedly the more sporting trim, has bigger (20-inch) wheels, a black roof liner, stainless steel pedals, and even more assistance systems: Travel Assist (which takes care of some of the driver’s usual duties), Lane Assist and Emergency Assist. It also comes with more sporting steering and suspension set-ups.

Read on to find out how we rate the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace.

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace rivals

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