Review of Volkswagen Tiguan
The model range of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has witnessed the inclusion of several new models, including the one you see here – The New Tiguan Adventure.
Declared by Volkswagen Australia as “off-road ready”, the Adventure model has a different body shape and includes additional specific equipment compared to the Comfortline models it is based on.
The promise is clear – the new Adventure model will make you want to get out and experience the outdoors, so this test will cover both road testing and even some light off-road.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 8/10
The Tiguan Adventure model tested here looks a bit different from the regular Comfort Line, running on its platform because it has a series of clear exterior adjustments that allow it to be more reliable than with runway.
The changes include a revised front bumper, sitting higher up, allowing the Tiguan Adventure a 24-degree approach angle – better than the standard six-degree car. Departure angle remains at 24 degrees.
Below that there is some added protection underneath, all of which are good and good, but the clearance for this 4Motion model is still at 201mm, which is good, but not really off-road capable. . The front models sit lower and have worse approach and departure angles.
18-inch wheels are wrapped in 235/55 Continental ContiSportContact tires, while they are developed specifically for SUVs, not even serious terrain tires. And if you value off-road capability, you’ll be shocked to have a space-saving spare under the boot floor instead of full-size wheels and tires.
When you open the front door, you’ll notice the ‘offroad’ door sill guards, which are equally handy and nothing ominous, but fortunately, there’s no fixed embossing on the seats. Speaking of seats, they are a specific patterned decoration called microfleece ‘Art Velours, which is actually very pleasant.
However, you hardly know this is not a regular Tiguan Safe from the inside or outside … nothing bad, because it’s a good looking car in this specs. (LED headlights and Daytime Running Lights help a lot with that – the halogens on Trendline and Comfortline models are actually quite ugly).
How realistic is the inner space? 9/10
We have previously asserted that the Tiguan is hard to beat the reality in the midsize SUV segment and that is still a solid truth, even as this segment grows.
The front has an extremely simple center stack with an 8.0-inch touchscreen media system and while there’s only one USB port (a bit outdated, by class standards), it has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Bluetooth phones and audio transmitters, auxiliary inputs, integrated sat navigation and eight speakers.
The driver can double on the screen, with a 12.3-inch digital display with a range of configuration elements, including various displays for terrain, economy, navigation and directional driving. turning, and conventional dial for tachometer and speed. Plus, of course, a digital reading speed, which is an important factor for many buyers who find themselves in a hurry more often than not.
The cabin is smart – not only to look, but because some of the great covers like sliding 60/40 rear seats, the front passenger seats can be folded down to the front, allowing a flat surface if you transport the longer items.
Then there are cool little airplane-style trays at the back of the front seats, rear climate control to adjust the temperature settings of the rear air vents, and of course, the Tiguan has a handrail that can fold down with a cup, a four-door cup, and a pair of adjustable cups between the front seats.
In addition, there are other storage luminaries, such as double cubes in the headlights and storage drawers under the passenger seat.
And boot is the best you can have in this segment in terms of space, with a maximum of 610 liters (VDA) when you slide the rear seats forward, and while it drops a bit when they slide back, then it slipped still holding the mammoth. With the seats folded down, the capacity is 1655L.
How many seats does Tiguan have? Year, present … There is a seven-seat version called the Tiguan Allspace that will launch by the end of 2018.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 9/10
The Tiguan Adventure is available in two different levels – the 132TSI petrol version, priced at $ 43,990 plus on-road costs and the 110TDI diesel model, priced at $ 45,490.
This is the previous model we’re testing, but both are equipped exactly the same – and that is, they are loaded quite well with standard equipment.
As well as the model’s typical exterior styling and interior décor, the Adventure version of the Tiguan adds a few extra features compared to the Comfortline models (corresponding to less than $ 2500).