2Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan

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2Volkswagen Tiguan
3.5

175 reviews

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62% · 10850 · 29%
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Seating configuration5 (standard model) and 7 (Allspace)
Build Quality
3.9
Value for Money
3.4
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.7
Noise Level
4.0
Braking
4.1
Acceleration / Power
4.2
Gear Shifting
4.0
Suspension
3.7
Fuel Efficiency
3.7
Handling
4.3
Interior Design
4.1
Boot Size
4.0
Comfort
4.4
Features
3.9

Reviews

175 reviews
Mark
MarkCanberra Central 2601, ACT5 posts
  Tiguan AD/BW 162TSI
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Julie D
Julie DPerth3 posts
  Tiguan AD/BW 235TSI R

Very disappointing

Nice car to drive, good size for parking but paying for the R has been a waste of money. Got it brand new and had issues with the screen turning blank from the first couple of weeks. Also Wifi in car doesn’t work so phone and maps can’t always be used. They were aware of this issue but failed to be upfront. Had I known about this issue, I would’ve chosen different model. Show details
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Cameron
CameronSydney, NSW131 posts
  Tiguan AD/BW 110TSI
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CameronSydney, NSW131 posts
  Tiguan AD/BW 162TSI
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NickSouth East Queensland, QLD
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A K.
A K.6 posts
  Tiguan AD/BW 132TSI

Full of faults

Have had this car for a couple of years. Regretting not having sold it after the first fault during first month of purchase (brand new) - Leaking pipe resulting in overheating. It's been one thing after another and am pretty sick of going to the local dealership for warranty repairs. Plus Android Auto is hit and miss most of the time. If you value your hard earned cash, spend it on another brand. Show details
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Craig C.
Craig C.16 posts
  Verified 5N 103TDI
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Peter
PeterGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC2 posts
  Tiguan AD/BW 162TSI
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Sophie
SophieGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  5N 155TSI

Ok car but expensive to maintain

Drive 2 or more hours in it a day. Had it regularly serviced. Interior although not cheap plastic, is very basic. Leather seats are good though.
Unfortunately though I could not afford to pay top dollar to have it serviced at a VW specialist and took it to Ultratune, Mycar and Kmart auto.
Oil constantly leaked from engine and I had to replace the water pump 3 times.
Just got rid of it as it became undrivable. Was told it needed an engine rebuild at $14000.
I would never buy VW again. Show details
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Mr R.
Mr R.Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC5 posts
  Tiguan AD/BW 110TSI
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Nev C
Nev CGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  Tiguan AD/BW 162TSI
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Fiona
FionaHunter Region, NSW11 posts
  5N 110TDI

Disappointed

My reversing camera just stopped working, car just out of warranty, had to take back to VW twice for them to diagnose ($180 each time), can't believe a major function on the car would fail in such a young car. Cost to replace camera will be close to $800 and that is with a good will discount from VW. Was hoping VW would cover the total replacement of camera but not to be. Show details
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graham
graham3 posts
  5N 140TDI

Nice car is it reliable

I got 2017 vw tiguan highline all the goodies got off my wife farther done 86000 k so far had replaced water washer motor push button start went now it say on dash gear box in emergency mode can drive on gear box is fine . all so come up crash asst not working front parking cencer not working come on dash but after restart car goes away don't no what's wrong happen in morning then nothing all day Show details
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Update on my wife tiguan had put new battery in $428 dollars 3 years old car did not say need battery every thing working now

Marianna
Marianna2 posts
  5N

One of the best cars I have ever had

I've bought this car at a second hand dealer so it wasn't new to begin with.
My Tiguan is serviced at the specified, required times. I am driving it for my second year now. Apart from general maintenance, the Tiguan has performed excellent with no mechanical failures yet. Compared to the other cars in our household, the Tiguan has outperformed them by far in terms of mexhanical issues. As a women driving almost always alone, it is a great comfort and peace of mind that the car I'm driving is reliable. Show details
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martoAU2 posts
  Tiguan AD/BW 162TSI
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Questions & Answers

Robbo
Robbo · Tiguan 5N (2008-2016)

Does the Tiguan r have any problems with the front end as I have a glc 43 and the front end a shocker

Craig C.
Craig C.  

None to date.
Just had the trailing arm bushes on the rear end changed. Rest of suspension original @ 165,000km

Paul L
Paul L · 5N 132TSI (2011-2016)

Are there any known problems with the Dual Clutch on VW Tiguan 5N 132TSI - ( 2011- 2016 ).

Could any of these Clutches be the Aisin type ?

Specifically, are there known instances where the clutches Hesitate/Hunt.

Kind Regards,

Paul Lepelaar

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Paul L · 5N 132TSI (2011-2016)

Are there any concerns with the torque converter ?

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Craig C.
Craig C.  

Not that I have heard...had our Tiguan since 2012 & now >160,000km onthe clock.
Still running beautifully.

A K.
A K.  

Can't say. Though, maybe you'll learn from my mistake and steer clear of VW.

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CategoryMidsize / Medium SUVsMidsize / Medium SUVsMidsize / Medium SUVsMidsize / Medium SUVs
Starting Price $62,999$52,744$48,544
Warranty Distance Unlimited kmsUnlimited kmsUnlimited kms
TransmissionDual-Clutch (DCT)Dual-Clutch (DCT)Dual-Clutch (DCT)
Drive TypeAll Wheel Drive (AWD)All Wheel Drive (AWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels19" Alloy18" Alloy18" Alloy
Doors 555
Seats 5 to 75 to 75 to 7
Fuel Consumption8.5 L/100km8.8 L/100km7.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L60 L58 L
Engine2.0L 4Cylinder Turbo2.0L 4Cylinder Turbo1.4L 4Cylinder Turbo
Max Power162kW @ 4500-6200rpm132kW @ 3900-6000rpm110kW @ 5000-6000rpm
Max Torque350Nm @ 1500-4400rpm6320Nm @ 1400-3940rpm250Nm @ 1500-3500rpm
Boot Capacity615 L615 L615 L
Country of ManufactureGermanyGermanyGermany
Acceleration (0-100km/h) 7.0 seconds8.2 seconds9.7 seconds
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)1,150 kg1,150 kg1,080 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg750 kg750 kg
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)
Warranty Details5 years unlimited warranty 1 year road assist5 years unlimited warranty 1 year road assist5 years unlimited warranty 1 year road assist
Dimensions
Kerb Weight1,706 kg1,673 kg1,526 kg
Ground Clearance185 mm182 mm170 mm
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