The second generation of the Volkswagen Tiguan has improved markedly on the original version of the Golf-based crossover, and is a far more suitable family chariot.
Assuming you are ready to forgive Volkswagen for its emissions-cheating scandal, the new Tiguan makes a good case for itself in the compact crossover/SUV market. Inside, it looks just like a Golf but it’s still a slick place to spend time and cover miles in comfort.
Seven engines are available, three petrol and four of the evil VW diesels, with a mix of 2WD and 4WD among the mix. There are five trim levels to choose from, but all have an excellent standard safety specification with more advanced technology available at extra cost, so your kids will thank you even if Greenpeace doesn’t.
All Tiguans have a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, and the Tiguan was also highly commended by Thatcham for its high levels of both passive safety and active safety technology. A head-up display and lane departure warning system are both standard.
The latest Tiguan went on sale in the UK in June 2016. To discover more about how we rated it, read The Car Expert review of the new Volkswagen Tiguan.
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