VW Tiguan review and car lease prices

The Tiguan is VW Touareg’s baby brother.  Its excellent to drive, due to responsive engines and a well balanced chassis. It look great, too, with a elegant, roomy interior.

The  back seats are slightly higher than the front seats like the Land Rover Freelander, giving kids in the back a view forwards.  These seats are also extremely comfortable, centre rear is fine for adults as well as kids and legroom is generous.

The Volkswagen 2.0 TDI 138bhp Tiguan is the most well-liked model for good reason – it’s affordable to run, excellent to drive and the most reasonably priced model in the range. Impressive fuel economy for a Compact Crossover of 44.1 MPG

The more powerful 168 bhp  engine isn’t worth the extra  cost.  If you must have a high performance engine, the 2.0 TSI 200 is the one to go for.

There are a lot of model choices with S, Match, Escape, Sport and R Line trim levels. Each step-up in trim brings extra kit, but will also appeal to different customers. The Escape is more suitable to going off-road thanks to its rugged bumpers and skid plates and standard off-road hill descent control, while the R Line is the sportiest Tiguan and less suited to off-road use.

Even the specification on the S model is good including air-con, alarm, trip computer, CD player with Auxiliary socket and remote central locking. The Match trim adds extras like a leather steering wheel and 17-inch alloy wheels. Sport models have sharper suspension, front sports seats and automatic wipers and lights.

It’s not as cheap as some Japanese rivals like the Kia Sportage and Nissan Qashqai and rear visibility isn’t great. Off road ability is restricted, the suspension and ride are a bit hard. But it still out-rides the BMW X3.

Options include a panoramic sunroof (£870), Bluetooth telephone preparation (£510), iPod and USB connection (£240) and Bi-Xenon headlights (£890).

To sum it up if you want an SUV which handles like a Freelander  and is well suited in the city the VW TIGUAN is the one to go for!!!

Sometimes Volkswagen is incorrectly spelt as Vauxwagon however the lease and finance prices are very attractive to the customer.

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Andrew Kirkley
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  • 15th February 2011

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