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Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Review

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace
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Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace
Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace
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heycar review

      Launch year
      2018
      Body type
      SUV
      Fuel type
      Petrol, Diesel
heycar editorial team

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Seven-seat version of Tiguan

Best bits

  • High-quality, family-friendly cabin
  • Lots of luxury and safety kit
  • Enjoyable and comfortable to drive

Not so great

  • Pricey compared with some (very good) rivals
  • No version has leather seats as standard
  • Rearmost seats too tight to be used regularly

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Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Front Side View

Overall verdict

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Front Interior

On the inside

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Rear View

Driving

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Right Side View

How much does it cost to run

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Built-in Sat Nav

Prices, versions and specification

Overall verdict

"These days, carmakers are always rushing to give their customers more. More size, more power, more technology, more of everything. Not out of the kindness of their hearts, you understand. It’s more that if customers get more, they can be charged more for it."

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Front Side View

This left Volkswagen with a bit of a dilemma where the latest Volkswagen Tiguan was concerned. This five-seat lifestyle SUV has been an absolute sales smash-hit for Volkswagen over the years, outselling most other compact SUVs despite costing more, thanks to its undeniable desirability. 


And the thing with Volkswagen is that when something’s going well, they never want to mess around with it too much. Why do you think the Golf looks pretty much the same as it did 30 years ago? So, how do you keep the Tiguan’s appeal largely the same as its predecessor’s, yet still compete with the huge number of compact seven-seat SUVs that have since flooded the market?


Step forward the Tiguan Allspace, a bigger seven-seat version sold alongside the regular Tiguan for families who like what the smaller car delivers, but who need a bit more practicality.


Like any other Tiguan, the Allspace is very impressive in a great number of areas. Its desirable image is backed up by a high-quality cabin that’s packed with luxury equipment, making it feel like a real cut-above in the class. 


All the latest safety and infotainment gear is present-and-correct, while the cabin is also packed with thoughtful, family-friendly touches, like rear tray tables that can be set at an angle to hold a book or a tablet. It’s also a really good car to drive, with a really good balance between ride comfort and handling sharpness, while the range of engines impresses with its power, refinement and economy.


So, why doesn’t everyone drive a Tiguan Allspace? Sounds like the perfect car, right? Well, a couple of reasons. Firstly, while it’s even roomier for five passengers than the regular Tiguan, it’s not quite roomy enough to be a proper seven-seater that’ll comfortably carry a septet of fully-grown adults. 


The two rearmost seats are too cramped for that. It’s okay if you look upon the car as a five-seater with the ability to carry an extra two (very small) folks for short distances in emergencies, but if you regularly need to use all the pews, there are several rivals that’ll suit you better.


Secondly, it’s expensive. Look at the car’s lengthy list of talents, and it’s tricky to spot anything tangible that the Allspace gives you that you don’t get from a Skoda Kodiaq or SEAT Tarraco (which are pretty much the same car underneath), yet it costs several thousand pounds more. That’s why it can’t be our pick of the class, but if you like what you see and you’re prepared to pay handsomely for it, you’ll be getting a really good car.

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Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

2.0 TDI 190 4Motion R Line Tech 5dr DSG

  • 2020
  • 3,425 miles

Manufacturer Approved

  • Swansway Oldham Volkswagen
  • Oldham, OL97PG
Price:£33,888
PCP: £480.21/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £480.21, Customer Deposit: £5,083.00, Total Deposit: £5,083.20, Optional Final Payment: £16,592.50, Total Charge For Credit: £4,595.05, Total Amount Payable: £38,483.05, Representative APR: 6.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 6.9%, Excess Mileage Charge: 8.38ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

1.5 TSI EVO Match 5dr DSG

  • 2020
  • 2,500 miles
  • Lookers Volkswagen Walton-on-Thames
  • Surrey, KT124JY
Price:£28,999
PCP: £455.04/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £455.04, Customer Deposit: £4,349.00, Total Deposit: £4,349.85, Optional Final Payment: £13,082.50, Total Charge For Credit: £4,359.75, Total Amount Payable: £33,358.75, Representative APR: 7.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 7.89%, Excess Mileage Charge: 7.2ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

Is the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace right for you?

Are you after a seven-seater family SUV that doesn’t cost the earth? Do you want a high-quality, well stocked cabin? Do you want a car that’s enjoyable yet comfortable to drive, and that comes with a range of strong, refined and efficient engines? Of course you do. Why wouldn’t you?


If that’s the case, then - if we’re honest - the car you want is the Skoda Kodiaq. It does everything the Allspace does, some of them better, yet costs many thousands less to buy. However, there are still people who can’t - no matter how hard they try - reconcile themselves with the thought of driving a Skoda. Wrongly, in our view, but there you go. If that’s you, and you’re prepared to pay handsomely for the extra gravitas that a Volkswagen badge brings, then the Allspace will be the perfect fit.

What's the best Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace model/engine to choose?

There’s lots of choice with the Tiguan Allspace. Six engines, three trim levels, front- or four-wheel drive, manual or automatic gearboxes. Let’s go through them one at a time, shall we? 


On the engine front, we reckon most buyers will be best off with the entry-level diesel. It’s powerful enough to keep you rolling along with a decent amount of purpose, and it delivers the best fuel economy of the bunch. It can be had with both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, and with a manual or automatic transmission. We anticipate most buyers want the upgrade in both cases, but if you can live without them, it’ll save you a significant amount in the price you pay, and maximise fuel efficiency.


In terms of trim level, it’s the entry-level Match trim we recommend, because it gives you all the kit you really need but costs substantially less than SEL and R-Line Tech trims.

What other cars are similar to the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace?

SUVS - even seven-seat ones - come in all shapes and sizes these days, so the Allspace has no shortage of rivals. The closest ones come in the form of the Skoda Kodiaq, SEAT Tarraco, Land Rover Discovery Sport and Peugeot 5008, although you can also specify the Honda CR-V and Nissan X-Trail with seven seats rather than five. See what we mean about there being no shortage of rivals? 


However, all these rivals are appreciably cheaper than the Allspace. Big’uns like the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe are actually closer on price, despite their pumped-up size.

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Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Front Interior

On the inside

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Rear View

Driving

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Right Side View

How much does it cost to run

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Built-in Sat Nav

Prices, versions and specification

Ask the heycar experts: common questions

What is the difference between the Volkswagen Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace?

The Allspace differs from the regular Tiguan in that it offers you seven seats. The ones up front are every bit as roomy as you might expect, and those in the middle also have plenty of head-and legroom, although carrying three across the rear bench is a bit of a squeeze.

Dan Harrison

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Dan Harrison

Is the Volkswagen Tiguan a seven-seater?

Yes. Life is pretty luxurious in the middle row with only two occupants, though: each gets their own foldaway tray-table that can be angled to hold a book or tablet, and their own cup holder in the fold-down central armrest, and with separate climate controls in the rear, those in the back can set a different cabin temperature to those in the front.

Andy Brady

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Andy Brady

Which is the best Volkswagen Tiguan model?

In terms of trim level, it’s the entry-level Match trim we recommend, because it gives you all the kit you really need but costs substantially less than SEL and R-Line Tech trims.

Dan Powell

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Dan Powell