Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace variants
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Total cash price £24,599. Borrowing £19,679 with a £4,920 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

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Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace buying guide

You'll find the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace in a handful of different engine and trim options. Keep reading to learn more about each choice so you can find the best fit for you.

What Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace trim levels are there?

Volkswagen updated the Tiguan Allspace's specification for late 2020. Models built before then were sold in Match, SEL and R-Line Tech trims. After the 2020 update, these were replaced by Life, Elegance and R-Line respectively.

Match is the entry-level trim for models built up to 2020 and is generously equipped. You get 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, automatic lights and wipers, all-round parking sensors, a reversing camera, climate control and keyless entry. You also get an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with built-in sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This was renamed to Life for late-2020 and onwards cars with the spec sheet mostly unchanged apart from adding automatic emergency braking and lane-keep assist.

SEL adds upgraded LED headlights, a digital driver's screen to replace the gauge cluster, ambient interior lighting, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive suspension, an automatic boot lid and heated front seats. This trim became Elegance from late-2020 on, with the only meaningful changes being the addition of a heated steering wheel and the removal of the adaptive suspension.

R-Line Tech apes the look of VW's super-sporty R models but with a more conventional choice of engines. You get 20-inch alloy wheels, a sporty R-Line body kit, lowered sports suspension, a 360-degree parking camera, front sports seats, and extra aluminium-effect styling details in the cabin. This was simply renamed to R-Line for late 2020 with rear cross-traffic alert and traffic-jam assist becoming standard equipment.

What's the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace's interior and technology like?

If you're looking for a flashy cabin in your large family SUV, the Tiguan Allspace probably isn't for you – cars such as the Peugeot 5008 are likely to be a better fit. What you do get, however, is a clear sense of quality the moment you climb on board. All the surfaces you touch often are trimmed in soft-feeling materials and there's careful use of piano-black and aluminium-effect trim dotted throughout to lift the atmosphere. SEL and Elegance models stand out here because they include ambient lighting to help everything feel more modern.

The standard-fit eight-inch touchscreen is mostly good, but not quite up there with the best in class. There's little to criticise in terms of its functionality, but some of the graphics are a bit bland and don't match the rest of the cabin's class. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity is standard, as is a built-in sat nav so you can use your preferred mapping solution.

If you're using the Tiguan Allspace as a five seater, its interior is simply palatial. You can slide the second-row seats all the way back giving acres of legroom to go along with the generous rear headroom. Sitting three adults across the second row is doable but elbow space will be in short supply. The sixth and seventh seats are really only suitable for children or small passengers for brief trips, rather than seats that can be used every day – a large people carrier like a Ford Galaxy would make a better choice for this task.

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace engine range explained

You get broadly the same choice of turbocharged engines whether you choose a pre-2020 or post-2020 Tiguan Allspace, although the range-topping twin-turbo BiTDI engine was dropped from the lineup.

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 1.5 TSI 150 petrol

This is the entry-level petrol engine available for the Tiguan Allspace. With 150hp, it's perfectly fine for day-to-day driving but may feel a little out of breath if you ask for a fast motorway overtake. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard with a seven-speed automatic available as an option – all versions are front-wheel drive to help it hit a respectable 37mpg average.

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TSI 190 petrol

This is one of the Tiguan Allspace's two upgraded 2.0-litre petrol engines. You get 190hp for much more urgent acceleration, along with standard-fit 4Motion four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox. Claimed economy stands around 30mpg.

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TSI 220/245 petrol

This is the fastest engine you can get for the Tiguan Allspace and gives if performance not far off most modern hot hatchbacks. Pre-2020 models got 220hp but this was boosted to 245hp for more recent cars. Efficiency falls to 28mpg.

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TDI 150 diesel

If you take regular long drives, consider one of the Tiguan Allspace's torquey diesel engines. The entry-level 2.0-litre model feels strong enough in most scenarios and can average up to 45mpg in front-wheel-drive form or 38mpg with the optional four-wheel-drive system. You get a choice of manual or automatic gearbox, but must pick the latter if you want four-wheel drive.

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TDI 190/200 diesel

This is the upgraded 2.0-litre diesel engine with 190hp for better overtaking performance at higher speeds. With the standard-fit four-wheel drive and automatic gearbox, it returns a decent 38mpg. This version was boosted up to 200hp with the 2020 refresh.

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2.0 BiTDI 240 diesel

This range-topping diesel engine was only offered on models up until 2020 and left the range after that. It adds a second turbocharger, bringing output up to a mighty 240hp for muscular acceleration. Economy falls to around 34mpg.

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace FAQs

There's just one version of the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace – a seven-seat, five-door large SUV with a hatchback boot lid. Nearly new buyers will find both pre-facelift models made up until 2020 and facelifted cars built from late 2020 onwards. The easiest way to distinguish the two is the headlights, which are square on the older models, but have a pronounced point at the edge on newer cars.

It's mostly the same car mechanically as the Skoda Kodiaq and SEAT Tarraco, as well as sharing most of its parts and engines with the regular five-seat Volkswagen Tiguan.

To fit all that practicality, the Tiguan Allspace is a big car, measuring in at more than 4.7 metres long. That means it takes up about the same amount of room on the road as a plush saloon like the BMW 3 Series.

It's also within a few centimetres of its key rivals, the Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe and Peugeot 5008.

If you cover a range of urban driving environments with the odd longer journey, look to one of the Tiguan's petrol engines. The 1.5-litre 150hp version is quick enough, but we prefer the effortless performance you get from the 190hp 2.0-litre version – this also gains standard-fit four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox.

If you cover longer distances more regularly, consider one of the popular diesel engines. The entry-level 150hp version delivers a lot of power low-down in the rev range so is probably enough for most buyers and, when mated to the manual gearbox and front-wheel drive, can return impressive economy figures. Again, higher-end options gain four-wheel drive and an auto gearbox, but we're not convinced there's much need to trade up from the entry-level diesel.

Yes. Four-wheel drive – badged as 4Motion – is widely available across the Tiguan Allspace lineup. You won't find it on the entry-level 150hp petrol engine, but all other engines either include it as an option or as standard equipment.

While it does improve grip on slippery surfaces, most buyers won't gain much from selecting a four-wheel-drive model. You can ensure you Tiguan Allspace performs well in cold weather regardless of how many driven wheels it has by fitting a set of winter tyres.

Yes – all versions of the Tiguan Allspace come with seven seats as standard. That means two in the front, three across the second row, and a sixth and seventh seat that fold out of the boot floor. The regular Volkswagen Tiguan only comes with five seats.

The third-row seats are quite small, however, so be aware they're probably best for children or small adults over short hops – passengers won't be comfortable travelling back there for long periods.

The regular Volkswagen Tiguan was already a great family SUV, so the addition of a larger boot and a third row of seats simply adds an extra layer of practicality.

It's not the most affordable option in this class, nor is it the most stylish, but the Tiguan Allspace's broad range of talents make it arguably all the family car you're ever going to need.