Volkswagen has given its popular Tiguan a price rise shortly after its mid-life update.

    UPDATE, 04/05/2022 – Volkswagen Australia is increasing the before on-road asking price of the Tiguan range between $1200 and $1700 from June 1, 2022. The high-performance Tiguan R isn’t included in this price increase.

    “Unfortunately due to global increases in production, supplier and transport costs, certain models will have an increased RRP from June 1, 2022,” said a Volkswagen Australia spokesperson in a statement.

    “We strive to ensure that any cost increase is absorbed or – where it cannot be – kept to a minimum.”

    There were no standard specification changes as part of this price increase.

    Pricing for the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan now starts at $42,690 before on-road costs for the 110TSI Life and extends to $59,190 before on-road costs for the 147TDI R-Line, though the range will soon be expanded with a hot R flagship which costs $68,990 before on-road costs.

    These increases follow hikes of between $900 and $1200 earlier this year. These were also blamed on material and shipping cost increases and the semi-conductor situation, although DAB+ digital radio became standard across the range.

    Set to join the Tiguan range in April 2022 is the hotter Tiguan R, powered by 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 235kW of power and 420Nm of torque.

    It’s priced at $68,990 before on-roads costs, and Volkswagen has confirmed the list of standard equipment. You can read more here.

    Also incoming is the updated seven-seat Tiguan Allspace, slated to arrive Down Under in May 2022.

    The Tiguan competes in the heavily-contested medium SUV segment, which includes the top-selling Toyota RAV4.

    In 2021 Volkswagen sold a total of 3772 Tiguan models. It was outsold by the Toyota RAV4 (35,751 sales), Mazda CX-5 (24,968 sales), Mitsubishi Outlander (14,572 sales), Hyundai Tucson (14,194 sales), and the Nissan X-Trail (13,860 sales), among others.

    Many Volkswagen models, including the Tiguan, are currently experiencing supply issues.


    • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 110TSI Life: $42,690 (+$1200)
    • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSI Life: $46,690 (+$1200)
    • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Elegance: $54,490 (+$1500)
    • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 147TDI Elegance: $55,990 (+$1500)
    • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI R-Line: $57,690 (+$1700)
    • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 147TDI R-Line: $59,190 (+$1700)
    • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan R: $68,990

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    Powering the entry-level 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 110TSI Life is a 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque. This is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission and sends power to the front wheels only.

    The 132TSI Life is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that produces 132kW and 320Nm.

    162TSI variants are powered by higher-output 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 162kW and 350Nm.

    147TDI variants are powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel with 147kW and 400Nm.

    The Tiguan R is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 235kW and 420Nm.

    All 132TSI, 162TSI, 147TDI and R variants are mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system.

    Fuel Economy

    Claimed combined cycle fuel economy figures for the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan are below:

    • 110TSI: 7.7L/100km
    • 132TSI: 8.8L/100km
    • 162TSI: 8.5L/100km
    • 147TDI: 6.1L/100km
    • Tiguan R: 8.8L/100km

    It’s worth noting only the 162TSI, 147TDI and Tiguan R variants are fitted with an engine stop/start system. All petrol variants require a minimum of 95 RON premium unleaded petrol, except for the Tiguan R which requires 98 RON.

    The entry-level 110TSI Life and flagship Tiguan R are fitted with a 58L fuel tank, whereas the rest of the range has a 60L fuel tank. The 147TDI powertrain also requires AdBlue.


    The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan measures 4509mm long, 1839mm wide and 1675mm tall, with a 2681mm wheelbase.

    The high-performance Tiguan R measures in at 4520mm long, 1859mm wide and 1668mm tall, with a 2681mm wheelbase.

    Boot space is 520L with the second row in its rearmost position and 615L with the rear seats slid forward, while folding them flat frees up 1655L of space.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    Servicing is required every 12 months or 15,000km. Volkswagen offers two prepaid servicing plans for the Tiguan, a three- and five-year plan.

    Pricing is as follows:

    Three-year service planFive-year service plan
    Tiguan 110TSI$1400$2600
    Tiguan 132TSI$1650$2950
    Tiguan 147TDI$1650$2750
    Tiguan 162TSI$1650$2950
    Tiguan R$1750$3100


    The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan wears a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on testing carried out in 2016.

    The Tiguan scored 96 per cent for adult occupant protection, 80 per cent for child occupant protection, 68 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 68 per cent for safety assist.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • Low- and high-speed autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Travel assist
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Parking sensors
    • Driver fatigue monitoring
    • Eight airbags

    Standard Equipment

    The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Life comes with the following standard features:

    • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wireless (and wired) Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Satellite navigation
    • DAB+ digital radio (NEW)
    • Eight-speaker sound system
    • 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit Pro
    • LED headlights, fog lights, tail lights
    • 18-inch ‘Nizza’ alloy wheels
    • Space saver spare wheel
    • Power tailgate
    • Tri-zone climate control (two front, one rear)
    • Automatic headlights
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Heated, folding mirrors

    Stepping up to the Tiguan Elegance adds:

    • Vienna leather upholstery
    • Powered, heated front seats with electric lumbar
    • Heated steering wheel
    • 19-inch ‘Auckland’ alloy wheels
    • Space saver spare wheel
    • Adaptive Chassis Control
    • IQ Matrix LED headlights, dynamic rear indicators
    • 9.2-inch infotainment touchscreen
    • Tinted rear windows
    • 30-colour ambient lighting
    • Extra chrome and silver exterior trim highlights

    The Tiguan R-Line gains:

    • 20-inch ‘Misano’ alloy wheels
    • R-Line steering wheel with touch buttons
    • R-Line exterior body kit
    • R-Line badging
    • Stainless steel pedals
    • Black headlining

    The high-performance Tiguan R adds:

    • 21-inch ‘Estoril’ alloy wheels
    • Adaptive Chassis Control
    • Performance brakes with blue brake callipers
    • Satellite navigation
    • Nappa leather upholstery
    • Power front seats with memory
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist
    • Tyre-pressure monitoring

    Optional Equipment

    The $5000 Luxury Package only available on the Tiguan Life adds:

    • Vienna leather trim
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Powered, heated front seats
    • Panoramic sunroof

    The $2500 Sound and Vision Package available on Elegance and R-Line variants adds:

    • Head-up display
    • Surround-view camera
    • 11-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system

    A Harman Kardon sound system is an option on the Tiguan R ($1000).

    A panoramic glass sunroof is an option on the Elegance, R-Line and R ($2000).


    The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is available in the following exterior paint colours:

    • Pure White
    • Dolphin Grey metallic
    • Kings Red premium metallic
    • Night Shade Blue metallic
    • Reflex Silver metallic
    • Deep Black pearl effect
    • Lapiz Blue pearl metallic (Tiguan R only)

    Metallic and pearl effect exterior paint colours cost $900 and Kings Red premium metallic costs $1000.

    MORE: Everything Volkswagen Tiguan

    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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