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The Top Gear car review:Volkswagen Tiguan

Overall verdict
New Tiguan feels solid, sensible and laser-guided at its target market.


Feels more grown up, roomier interior, broad engine ranges includes a plug-in hybrid


Still hardly the last word in excitement


What is it?

Volkswagen’s all-new, Mk2 Tiguan. You may not realise it but the first one has been phenomenally popular, outselling the Land Rover Defender’s 67-year production run in a mere eight years. The new one, naturally, is a strong evolution rather than a revolution, but it’s a fine one. Looks good too, no?

Volkswagen has tried to give it more substance and status, moving the Tiguan upmarket so it’s better able to take on rivals such as the Land Rover Discovery Sport. This also addresses a grumble of the first one – interior space wasn’t quite where it should be for a family-focused SUV

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
2.0 BiTDi BMT 240 4Motion R-Line 5dr DSG
6.5s 167g/km 44.1 240 £38,955
The cheapest
1.4 TSi BMT 125 S 5dr
10.5s 137g/km 47.1 125 £22,995
The greenest
2.0 TDi BMT 115 S 5dr
10.9s 123g/km 60.1 115 £24,725
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