It’s easy to see why the Volkswagen Tiguan is a popular option for families. It’s a great all-rounder, mixing a premium feel with a quiet and comfortable driving experience. If you choose the Tiguan Allspace model you also get a third row of seats, giving you space for seven people, which is unusual for a SUV of this size and price.
All versions of the Tiguan come with an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, through which you can control your smartphone apps using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. You can also get a row of easy-to-use buttons underneath, which makes it simpler to switch between functions. The car’s smart interior is easy to clean and very practical and the exterior is sleek and understated.
Fuel economy is impressively low in the most popular models and a plug-in hybrid version called the eHybrid is also available, which can travel on electric-only power for short distances. Many Tiguans have front-wheel drive but you can also find four-wheel-drive models, which could be useful if you live in an area with poor road conditions, or regularly venture off-road.
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