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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
Volkswagen
8.4
Price$41,490 - $68,990
Fuel Efficiency0 - 8.8 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years
Price$41,490 - $68,990
Fuel Efficiency0 - 8.8 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years

About the Tiguan

The five-seat (non-Allspace) Volkswagen Tiguan is one of the most refined and nice-to-drive medium SUVs on sale, with pricing that sits vaguely between the price-led entry brands and premium Europeans.

Summary

Our expert's shortest summary
Hit

Polished road manners

Strong engines

Well-packaged interior

Miss

Optioned-up pricing

Servicing still not the cheapest

Rivals are gaining ground

Video Review

Tiguan Video Review

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Exterior
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Verdict

Volkswagen Tiguan 2021 review

It's a hot-hatch SUV with room for kids!
Date
July 6, 2021
Views
83,890

The updated Volkswagen Tiguan is here. We recently tested the entry-level Tiguan, but it's this one that has us excited. It's the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI R-Line - it's like a hot-hatch in SUV clothing.

Tiguan Price

What is the price of a Volkswagen Tiguan?
  • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 110TSI Life: $41,490
  • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSI Life: $45,490
  • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Elegance: $52,990
  • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 147TDI Elegance: $54,490
  • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI R-Line: $55,990
  • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 147TDI R-Line: $57,490
  • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan R: $68,990

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Reviews

Our expert's reviews of the Volkswagen Tiguan

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All the latest Tiguan news

Range Guide

Which variant of the Volkswagen Tiguan range is best for you?

The 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
  • 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

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

Standard equipment in the Tiguan R includes:

  • 21-inch ‘Estoril’ alloy wheels
  • Adaptive Chassis Control
  • Performance brakes with blue brake callipers
  • 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Satellite navigation
  • DAB digital radio
  • 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit Pro digital instrument cluster
  • IQ.Light matrix LED headlights
  • Head-up display
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Power tailgate
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • 30-colour ambient lighting
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Power front seats with memory
  • Semi-autonomous parking assist
  • Travel Assist
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring

Variants

What are the variants of the Volkswagen Tiguan?
110TSI LIFE
FROM
$41,490
ALLSPACE 110TSI LIFE
FROM
$44,590
132TSI LIFE
FROM
$45,490
ALLSPACE 132TSI LIFE
FROM
$48,590
162TSI ELEGANCE
FROM
$52,790
147TDI ELEGANCE
FROM
$54,290
162TSI R-LINE
FROM
$55,990
ALLSPACE 162TSI ELEGANCE
FROM
$57,190
147TDI R-LINE
FROM
$57,490
ALLSPACE 147TDI ELEGANCE
FROM
$58,690
ALLSPACE 162TSI R-LINE
FROM
$60,190
ALLSPACE 147TDI R-LINE
FROM
$61,690
235TSI R
FROM
$68,990
Variant Name
110TSI LIFE
Price From
$41,490
Series
5NA MY22
Style
4D WAGON
Transmission
6-speed Auto Direct Shift
Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy
7.7L / 100km
Seating Capacity
5
Engine Size
1.4L
Cylinders
turbocharged four-cylinder
FULL SPECS

Interior

Photos and Images of the Volkswagen Tiguan Interior

Built like a bank vault, the Tiguan now offers crisper digitised displays as well, which keeps it contemporary, although the ventilation and steering wheel controls on high grades are too clever by half.

Despite its compact dimensions, the back seats are pretty roomy and adult-friendly, and likewise the boot is larger than you'd expect – although there's no full-size spare wheel.

Exterior

Photos and Images of the Volkswagen Tiguan Exterior

It's subtle and conservative in terms of design, but with the R-Line's big alloy wheels looks quite muscular and imposing.

Tiguan Colours

What colours are available for the Volkswagen Tiguan?

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

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

Cost of Ownership

What is the running, servicing and ownership costs of buying a Volkswagen Tiguan?

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

The three-year plan costs $1500 regardless of the engine, and the five-year plan costs $2200 for the 110TSI, $2580 for 132TSI and 147TDI models, and $2700 for 162TSI models.

How it Drives

Our expert take on Volkswagen Tiguan drivability?

Quiet, firm without being stiff, and stable at speed.

Base cars use a 110kW and 250Nm 1.4-litre petrol four, next up is a 132kW and 320Nm 2.0-litre, with the two flagship (non-R) engines being a 162kW/350nm 2.0-litre petrol and a 147kW/400Nm diesel. The Tiguan R's 2.0-litre has a whopping 235kW/420Nm.

All use DSG dual-clutch automatics, and most have on-demand all-wheel drive.

Safety Rating

ANCAP Safety Rating Australia

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

Standard safety equipment includes:

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

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.

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overall
96%
passenger
80%
infant
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pedestrian
68%
detection

Tiguan Lifecycle

How old is the current generation and when will there be a new or updated Volkswagen Tiguan?

The current-shape Tiguan premiered globally in 2016, and was given a mid-life update in 2021, so is more than half-way through a conventional life cycle.

Tiguan Options

Options list for the Volkswagen Tiguan

The $5000 Luxury Package on Tiguan Life adds:

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

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

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

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

Options on the Tiguan R are:

  • Harman Kardon sound system: $1000
  • Panoramic sunroof: $2000

Tiguan Warranty

What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the Volkswagen Tiguan?

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

Tiguan Stock Availability

Is the Volkswagen Tiguan available to buy now and what are stock levels and how long are wait times?

Volkswagen has, like most brands, been hit hard by stock shortages, meaning you might face months-long wait times. Check with a few dealers for more accurate guidelines.

Tiguan Boot Space

How much luggage or cargo capacity and boot space is there in the Volkswagen Tiguan?

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.

Tiguan Fuel Economy

How much fuel does the Volkswagen Tiguan use and what are its emissions?

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

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

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

Depending on the variant, view the 2022 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN fuel usage below.

All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km

VariantSeriesStyleFuel TypeHighwayCityCombinedE10?
110TSI LIFE5NA MY224D WAGONPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--7.7-
ALLSPACE 110TSI LIFE5NA MY224D WAGONPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--0.0-
132TSI LIFE5NA MY224D WAGONPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.8-
ALLSPACE 132TSI LIFE5NA MY224D WAGONPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--0.0-
162TSI ELEGANCE5NA MY22 UPDATE4D WAGONPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.5-
147TDI ELEGANCE5NA MY22 UPDATE4D WAGONDIESEL--6.1-
162TSI R-LINE5NA MY224D WAGONPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.5-
ALLSPACE 162TSI ELEGANCE5NA MY224D WAGONPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--0.0-
147TDI R-LINE5NA MY224D WAGONDIESEL--6.1-
ALLSPACE 147TDI ELEGANCE5NA MY224D WAGONDIESEL--0.0-
ALLSPACE 162TSI R-LINE5NA MY224D WAGONPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--0.0-
ALLSPACE 147TDI R-LINE5NA MY224D WAGONDIESEL--0.0-
235TSI R5NA MY224D WAGONPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--8.8-

Tiguan Dimensions

The dimensions of the Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan measures 4509mm long, 1839mm wide and 1680mm tall, with a 2681mm wheelbase.

Depending on the variant, the 2022 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN measures as below.

VariantSeriesStyleLength (mm)Width (mm)Height (mm)Wheelbase (mm)
110TSI LIFE5NA MY224D WAGON4509183916352681
ALLSPACE 110TSI LIFE5NA MY224D WAGON4734183916892791
132TSI LIFE5NA MY224D WAGON4509183916352681
ALLSPACE 132TSI LIFE5NA MY224D WAGON4734183916882791
162TSI ELEGANCE5NA MY22 UPDATE4D WAGON4509183916452681
147TDI ELEGANCE5NA MY22 UPDATE4D WAGON4509183916452681
162TSI R-LINE5NA MY224D WAGON4509183916452681
ALLSPACE 162TSI ELEGANCE5NA MY224D WAGON4734183916882791
147TDI R-LINE5NA MY224D WAGON4509183916452681
ALLSPACE 147TDI ELEGANCE5NA MY224D WAGON4734183916882791
ALLSPACE 162TSI R-LINE5NA MY224D WAGON4734183916882791
ALLSPACE 147TDI R-LINE5NA MY224D WAGON4734183916882791
235TSI R5NA MY224D WAGON4520185916682681

The 2022 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN has a braked towing capacity from 1800kg to 2500kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

Tiguan Market Fit

Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

The Tiguan sit in the VFACTS Medium SUIV under $60,000 segment, and goes head-to-head with strong sellers such as the Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5.

Tiguan Sales Data

How well has the Volkswagen Tiguan been selling?

In its last full year of sales the Tiguan managed 3772 sales and 2.5 per cent market share.

Should you buy the Tiguan

Is this the right car for you? Our experts buy or not guide.

If you want a mainstream medium SUV with European badge cred, plus a refined and sporty drive, then the Tiguan is among the best.

Volkswagen Tiguan Interesting Facts

Did you know?

The Tiguan R attracted more pre-launch buyer interest than the better-known Golf R.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Volkswagen Tiguan range kicks off from $41,490 (plus on-road costs) for the "Tiguan 110TSI LIFE" variant and finishes at $68,990 (plus on-road costs) for the "Tiguan 235TSI R" variant.

The Volkswagen Tiguan is built in Germany and is then shipped to Australia.

The Volkswagen Tiguan has a braked towing capacity from 1800kg to 2500kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

Volkswagen suggested that owners service their Volkswagen Tiguan every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

The Volkswagen Tiguan has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

The variants of the Volkswagen Tiguan use Premium Unleaded Petrol or Diesel.

The Volkswagen Tiguan has 4 doors.

In our latest review the Volkswagen Tiguan scored 8.5 out of 10. Read the full Volkswagen Tiguan review here.

The Volkswagen Tiguan had a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.
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