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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan: 2014 SUV Comparison

Smaller and older but the Tiguan still has a lot to offer



Something of a achiever against the better in this company, the Tiguan no proved a strong contender, and well across our test

Where the Tiguan lost was on areas such as cargo and passenger accommodation. It placed only to the Mazda CX-5 and equal second with the IX35 and RAV4 in its aggregate

In-cabin ergonomics, vision and low NVH saw the Tiguan score amongst the here. Overall packaging was of a standard, however, the cargo was limited at just 395 litres, the of any on test.

Thankfully, the Tiguan redeemed with some thoughtful the others failed to offer. include multiple ventilation even in the second row, and trays for backseat passengers. One hiccup in ergonomic planning it was near impossible for an adult to use the without kneecapping themselves, but will love it.


A second place in this category, the Tiguan was just a few shy of stealing victory from the CX-5.

Volkswagen is synonymous a quality fit and finish, and the Tiguan this flag proudly on our

The expected level of quality is throughout the entire cabin. gloss plastics, chrome plush carpets and attention to mean the Volkswagen sat close to the and significantly ahead of the ix35 and the

It needs to be said that the in the Tiguan’s score was negligible; a of a less-perfect cargo bay, not so perfect upholstery and slightly plastics.

Build quality panel gaps and materials) was of a standard and design flair even after a number of on the market.


Riding on wheels with 65-profile the Tiguan reminded us that not essential to run low-profile rubber to handling. The Volkswagen provided the blend of handling and ride on test.

Crawling through traffic brought the ‘Tiggy’ to earth. The combination of turbo a slack dual-clutch transmission and a idle stop-start system became grinding; in the parrying of peak hour, there wasn’t enough response.

Once underway, the smooth delivery and snappy shifts got the gliding along. Using its function, the Tiguan was the most on the country loop, but came overall behind the RAV4 9.8L/100km on test.

Dynamically, it its mettle on gravel, proving the capable through top-shelf ride quality and body

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

Although the Tiguan was the most of all, it didn’t pull particular vigour and was the slowest vehicle on test (see box). The Tiguan did, offer marginally better ability than the Mazda


Volkswagen has its base pricing recently. As the Tiguan Pacific diesel to $38,490 (plus orc), it the cheapest here.

The Tiguan does however in standard equipment. Although it idle stop/start, navigation is and the engine’s relatively low power it loses out in the bang-for-bucks stakes. paint, a $700 extra, at the expense of optioning a Volkswagen to the levels of its competitors.

Aftersales has a key improvement for VW, given recent scrutiny. The Tiguan’s capped servicing plan is the most at 72 months/90,000 kilometres, the first costing $370. Warranty is years, unlimited kilometres and also three years of roadside assistance included. intervals match the Hyundai’s at 12 kilometres.

Redbook indicates a Tiguan 103TDI (new RRP with 60,000-100,000km is worth privately, a retained value of 57 per


It might be smaller, and than most here, but the Tiguan’s technology levels at its launch time quite and have now aged with the SUV to its rivals on this comparison.

The buttons and controls are easy to from the driver’s view and commonly-used interfaces, rightfully, preference. We did find the touchscreen buttons to be a little smaller those of the ix35, but they still easy to use on the go, and the navigation is one of the best on test.

The Tiguan was the vehicle on test to offer but was also offered with a reversing camera. The HVAC worked well, though the lesser used hard were a little fiddly. Our also noted that the stop-start (ISS) was slower to than that of the Mazda

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