Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 6.0 - 8.3 mpp
Diesel engines 6.9 - 9.2 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 28.2 - 38.7 mpg
Diesel engines 34.4 - 45.6 mpg
  • All engines promise good efficiency
  • Servicing packages available
  • Insurance ranges from group 16-29

VW Tiguan Allspace: what will it cost me to run?

If you’re after the most fuel-efficient Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, the 150hp 2.0-litre TDI engine mated with 2WD and the six-speed manual gearbox returns a claimed 56.5mpg on average. This is a marked increase on the least efficient 180hp 2.0-litre petrol engine (only available with all-wheel drive and the seven-speed DSG transmission) that only manages a claimed 36.7mpg.

Depreciation values on the entire range are yet to be announced, although don’t expect them to vary wildly from the regular Tiguan. Volkswagen servicing isn’t cheap, but then shouldn’t break the bank either, plus there are a number of fixed-price packages available.

If you’re buying a diesel model, factor in the cost of refilling the AdBlue tank (13 litres) every few thousand miles. Expect to pay around £10 for a 10-litre bottle of AdBlue. 

VW Tiguan Allspace: will it be eco-friendly?

For the most eco-friendly Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, head towards the 150hp 2.0-litre TDI engine with 2WD and the six-speed manual gearbox. This emits 131g/km of CO2 (with the 18-inch alloy wheels fitted), while the seven-speed DSG automatic version is only fractionally more at 132g/km.

In contrast, the least eco-friendly model is the 180hp 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine (with DSG auto and all-wheel drive as standard) emitting 175g/km of CO2.

A plug-in hybrid version was mooted, although we’ve not heard any confirmation of this going into production, so don’t hold out for it. 

  • Volkswagen has a strong record for reliability
  • Tiguan Alllspace based heavily on tried-and-tested regular Tiguan
  • Three-year warranty as standard on new cars

VW Tiguan Allspace: will it be reliable?

The Tiguan Allspace is a brand new model so it’s tricky to get an accurate read on future reliability. However, it is based heavily on the regular Volkswagen Tiguan – a car that has so far proved dependable since its launch in 2016.

There have been three minor recalls for the five-seat Tiguan, all of which were fixed under warranty. We have heard a few horror stories about DSG automatic gearboxes failing (at great cost) but this is unlikely to happen on cars that are under the original manufacturer warranty. 

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £150 - £475
Insurance group 16 - 29
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