Auto Express's performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

I am delighted with the car - it's has a great driving position, is very easy to drive, comfortable. It is a 4 wheel drive vehicle and proved very useful indeed during the recent snowy weather. I have had no problems with the car and therefore no reason to return to the dealer. This is my fourth VW and the only spare parts I have needed have been 2 brake lights. I have owned this car since September 2009 and have not needed a service or maintenance therefore I cannot comment on cost of servicing or tyres etc. My previous car was a VW Golf 1.9 TDi and the Tiguan is slightly more expensive to run re insurance and fuel but I expected that to be the case.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

I like it and enjoy driving it with the exception of the electric handbrake which I hate! Why can't I have a proper handbrake which is where I expect it to be instead of scrabbling around on the floor trying to find it in a hurry!!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Starts everytime, regardless of weather and temperature. Annual servicing paid by direct debit to vw franchise.cost of fuel the main concern.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Nothing gone wrong with thw car. Fuel comsumption not as good as expected.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Never let me down. Not quite as good as my previous car.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Very good so far

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5