2021 VW Tiguan Allspace Review
The Allspace is Volkswagen’s long wheel-base version of the smaller 5-seater Tiguan, offering the option of 7-seats, and some very handy additional boot space.
Overall, the Allspace is 21.5cm longer than the standard Tiguan, if you opt for the 7-seats configuration, you should bear in mind that the two seats in the third row are more suited for children. Leg and head room is not going to be ideally suited to a couple of 6 feet tall adults on a long journey.
Fold the third-row seats down or opt for a 5-seat Allspace and you get a huge amount of boot space (760 litres to be precise), it equates to an extra 145 litres of space over the smaller 5-seater Tiguan. Fold the second-row seats down and you benefit from 1,920 litres of space. It means the Tiguan can make an excellent ‘working’ vehicle or a great family car with oodles of practicality.
2021 VW Tiguan Allspace Exterior
Exterior design updates are subtle and new features include Matrix Headlights (available as standard on Elegance and R-Line models). All models get privacy glass while Elegance and R-line trim-levels get a panoramic roof.
2021 VW Tiguan Allspace Interior
Inside the new Tiguan Allspace all models get VW’s latest infotainment system as standard, equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen, it is extremely user-friendly and comes with integrated navigation and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay support for smartphone mirroring.
The R-Line provides a sportier option with a digital cockpit, R-Line logos and carbon grey inserts. The digital cockpit is also available as standard on Elegance models.
Amongst the new features is a touch panel for air con/heating controls. There are also plenty of storage options, the door bins are huge and driver and front passenger will find lots of handy storage overhead, underneath the seats and even hidden in the top of dash.
2021 VW Tiguan Allspace Engines
The most popular engine will be the 2.0-litre TDI 150 diesel (148bhp) which is a good all-rounder, it’s available with manual or automatic transmission. A manual model can return up to 53mpg (WLTP combined), with CO2 emissions as low as 140g/km. The TDI 150 is also available with VW’s all-wheel drive system ‘4Motion’.
There’s a more powerful 2.0-litre 200 TDI diesel which comes as standard with automatic transmission and the all-wheel drive system. The 200 TDI will provide extra torque and will be useful for heavy towing or if you’re frequently loading the car up with heavy items, but for most people the additional expense will be hard to justify.
If most of your travel is around town and rarely with a full load of passengers or a fully laden boot then the entry-level 1.5-litre TSI 150 petrol engine (148bhp) would also be a good choice. It has a cheaper price-tag than the entry-level diesel, it’s ideal for low mileage users and is available with manual or automatic gearbox, the only caveat here is. there is no all-wheel drive option.
If you want to combine a petrol engine with AWD then you need to look at the 2.0-litre TSI 190 (188bhp) or the punchy 2.0-litre TSI 245 (242bhp), the TSI 245 can take you from 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds, the TSI 245 is only available with the sporty R-line trim-level which is also equipped with sports suspension.
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