Volkswagen Tiguan review - Reliability and safety
Safety is good but VW will be hoping the Tiguan improves reliability reputation
The Tiguan finished in 51st place out of 75 cars in our 2020 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey. Customers reported that the decent levels of safety kit was reassuring, but reliability and running costs could be better. As a manufacturer, Volkswagen finished in 17th position out of the 30 brands included in the survey.
Euro NCAP agreed with Tiguan customers and awarded the car a full five stars for safety. Adult occupant protection scored 96%, while overall security for child passengers was rated at 84%.
Like any other VW on sale, the Tiguan comes with an industry standard three-year/60,000 mile warranty. There is also the option of extending that time period for a set fee.
Service intervals are flexible, but VW recommends that the Tiguan is serviced every year or between 10,000 and 18,000 miles. But this could vary depending on how the car is being driven.
In this review
- 1VerdictThe VW Tiguan is pricier than some rivals, but it delivers a desirable package of practicality, technology and quality
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Tiguan delivers a firm but controlled ride, although lacks the finesse of some rivals
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsVolkswagen offers petrol and diesel power for the Tiguan, although you'll have to wait for a hybrid version
- 4Interior, design and technologySolid design is functional and tech is user-friendly, but the Tiguan could do with a style boost
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceBuyers will appreciate the Tiguan's larger boot and increased passenger space compared to rivals
- 6Reliability and Safety - currently readingSafety is good but VW will be hoping the Tiguan improves reliability reputation