6Volkswagen Tiguan 5N

Volkswagen Tiguan 5N (2008-2024)

 VerifiedAlso referred to as: Volkswagen Tiguan 5N 2023 and Volkswagen Tiguan 5N 2025.
3.6

171 reviews · Statistics

PositivevsNegative
63% · 10748 · 28%

Build Quality
4.0 (40)
Value for Money
3.3 (38)
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.7 (36)
Noise Level
3.9 (38)
Braking
4.1 (35)
Acceleration / Power
4.3 (35)
Gear Shifting
3.9 (34)
Suspension
3.7 (35)
Fuel Efficiency
3.8 (36)
Handling
4.3 (35)
Interior Design
4.1 (35)
Boot Size
4.0 (35)
Comfort
4.4 (34)
Features
3.9 (34)
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Reviews

Volkswagen Tiguan 5N171 reviews
Nick
NickQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD
  Sportline 162TSI
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A K.
A K.6 posts
  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 103TDI
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Peter
PeterVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC2 posts
  Sportline 162TSI
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Sophie
SophieVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  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.VICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC4 posts
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Nev C
Nev CVICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  5N Highline 162TSI Allspace
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Fiona
FionaNSWHunter Region, NSW11 posts
  5N Comfortline 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
  Highline

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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graham
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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
  Tiguan 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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marto
martoAU2 posts
  5N Highline 162TSI
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Armchair Reviewer No. 1
Armchair Reviewer No. 1QLDSouth East Queensland, QLD15 posts
  132TSI
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Fingers
FingersAU9 posts
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Nathan Goodall
Nathan GoodallQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
  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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pcaman2003
pcaman2003VICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC45 posts
  5N Comfortline 132TSI

ANDROID AUTO TOTALLY USELESS

We purchased our 2017 VW Tiguan 132TSI 2 years ago. It only had a 3 year warranty and as soon as the warranty ran out recently, we lost Android Auto functionality and a car seat that has jammed up and we can't elevate or lower the seat. Unfortunately the VW dealer couldn't do anything for us without charging for it.
For a relative young car, it's pretty poor that things like this are happening.
On reading reviews online about the Android Auto problems on VW vehicles, I can understand why they don't want to pay for it as there are so many problems and complaints about it.
Apart from that ,the car performs very well and we're happy with it overall, but just disappointed with the lack of support from VW Show details
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Questions & Answers

Robbo
Robbo · Tiguan 5N (2008-2024)

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
Paul L  
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.

Details

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CategoryMidsize / Medium SUVsMidsize / Medium SUVsMidsize / Medium SUVsMidsize / Medium SUVs
Starting Price $43,150$50,150$51,650$44,650
TransmissionDual-Clutch (DCT)Dual-Clutch (DCT)Dual-Clutch (DCT)Dual-Clutch (DCT)
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels18" Alloy19" Alloy19" Alloy18" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption7.5 L/100km8.1 L/100km8.3 L/100km7.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L60 L60 L60 L
Engine4 Cylinder 2.0L4 Cylinder 2.0L4 Cylinder 2.0L4 Cylinder 2.0L
Max Power132kW @ 6000rpm162kW @ 6200rpm162kW @ 6200rpm132kW @ 6000rpm
Max Torque320Nm @ 1500-3940rpm350Nm @ 1600-4200rpm350Nm @ 1600-4200rpm320Nm @ 1500-4387rpm
Country of ManufactureGermanyGermanyMexicoMexico
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)2,500 kg2,500 kg2,400 kg2,400 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg750 kg750 kg750 kg
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)
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