Volkswagen Tiguan 5N
Part of Volkswagen Tiguan 3.5 

Volkswagen Tiguan 5N (2008-2016)

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Volkswagen Tiguan 5N
3.5

142 reviews

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62% · 8840 · 28%

Build Quality
4.0
Value for Money
3.0
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.6
Noise Level
3.5
Braking
4.1
Acceleration / Power
4.3
Gear Shifting
3.8
Suspension
3.4
Fuel Efficiency
3.8
Handling
4.3
Interior Design
3.8
Boot Size
3.5
Comfort
4.3
Features
3.9

Reviews

142 reviews
Craig C.
Craig C.16 posts
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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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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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Armchair Reviewer No. 1South East Queensland, QLD15 posts
  5N 132TSI
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Nathan Goodall
Nathan GoodallSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
  5N 155TSI

Great SUV

Car is a daily drive, gets serviced every 15,000....car has not missed a beat after 60,000. The 155 is powerful, put it in sport mode and sport suspension and take to a spirited mountain run. This car surprises everyone. Show details
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dzeno
dzenoSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
  5N 125TSI

Shame on VW

Since I purchased this car I have replaced the following parts which are common issues for lots of people.Cluch kit which cost me more than $3000
The roof was leaking as is sunroof so i`ve put silicon on the plastic tubes,because of the leak roof liner was gone had to replace that, the roof curtain stopped working new one cost more then $1000.00
After that intake manifold replaced it twice as it fails all the time,next fuel injectors replaced then fuel pump failed, after that started leaking so main seal was replaced
I can only say one thing would not recommend this car to worse of enemy
and again shame on vw for cheating on people Show details
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Happy owner
  5N 132TSI

Best SUV I've owned

Absolutely love it!
Very well built, comfortable and economical SUV that has the edge on many other similar priced vehicles. Handling is excellent and ride is very good and quiet.
Ive driven a lot of SUV's of this size and price and I reckon the Tiguan 2 ltr turbo petrol is as good or better than most. Had no issues whatsoever. Love this piece of German engineering! Show details
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E4841Perth, WA12 posts
  5N 147TSI
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DanDan F.
DanDan F.Perth, WA
  5N 132TSI

NOT a reliable car at all

Bought this car brand new from VW Wangara WA in 2014 for 38000. sold in 2018 for 12000. Second-hand value took a dive after warranty expired. The maintenance is very high range from 500-900 every time and lack of feature. at 97000KM the engine start getting rough so I took the car for check and apparently the DSG gear is worn out!! to fix the problem will cost 2000!!!!!!!!!! so guys, do not buy this car regardless if this is a German engineering and 5 star safety rating. for the money I spend, you can easily get something much more from that. This is my lesson. Show details
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Danielle
Danielle37 posts
  Verified 5N
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Fair Go
Fair GoFair Suck, Of The Saveloy287 posts
  5N 132TSI

OVER PRICED RUBBISH

We purchased a 2014 132 TSI Pacific, 7 speed DSG with only 58,000km's five months ago and have had nothing but problems with it.
Initially, our insurer advised us that Tiguans are really over priced in the used car sector so be careful what you buy.
In five months, the car has been back to the dealer for leaking oil at the bottom of the engine near the timing chain, timing chain tension replacement, transmission problems and sunroof jamming.
$20,000 down the drain if you ask me when you have this many problems. Should have bought a Hyundai or Kia I think. Show details
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kristian.karov
kristian.karovPerth, WA15 posts
  5N 125TSI

Good, quick and and mostly reliable car

Got the 2010 125kW TSI Tiguan some 9 years ago. Good acceleration (best among SUV), car like dynamics (compared to other SUV). Average city mileage. Not without flaws. Battery changed when 5 yo. Tyres changed at only 40K. A major issue was the water pump when 8 year old (an expensive $1400 service). Quite thirsty in town(11/100), economy increases greatly (8/100) on the freeway. Supercharger getting noisy lately. Would i buy another? If handling and road manners are important, then yes, if luxury and cabin comfort are more important, than my wife's CRV feels/ looks better. Show details
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Bijay
BijaySouth East Queensland, QLD4 posts
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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

Craig C.
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Paul L
Paul L · 5N 132TSI (2011-2016)

Are there any concerns with the torque converter ?

Paul L
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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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