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2012 (62) Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDi BlueMotion Tech SE 5dr

Paisley Fiat / Abarth
Only £13,988
£2098 deposit
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth Telephone preparationFatigue detection system
Lights on warningPark assist with front and rear parking sensors and optical display
Service interval indicatorSpeed sensitive power steering

Entertainment

MDI with USB/iPod connection cables 

Exterior Features

18" front moduleAuto dimming rear view mirror/rain sensor
Automatic coming home lightingBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicatorsBody coloured bumpers
Chrome roof railsChrome side window surrounds
Chrome trimmed front air intake surroundsCornering front fog lights
Dusk sensor + auto driving lightsElec heated + adjust door mirrors
Front and rear electric windowsGreen tinted heat insulating glass
Heat insulated tinted glass from B pillar backHeated rear window
Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent delayWindscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment2Zone electronic climate control with automatic air recirculation
3 rear headrests3 spoke multi-function leather steering wheel and gearknob
5 boot load lashing points60/40 split folding rear seat
Foldable front passenger seat backrestFront centre armrest with storage + rear 2 air vents + cupholders
Front comfort seats with height/lumbar adjustFront cupholders x 2
Front footwell illuminationFront reading lights
Front seat back storage pocketsFront seatback folding tables
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated vanity mirrors
Interior light with delayIsofix Preparation 2 Rear child seats
Load through provision with 2 cupholders when foldedLockable cooled glovebox
Luggage compartment lightingRemovable luggage cover
Storage compartment in driver's doorStorage compartment in passenger's door
Storage compartment in roof consoleStorage tray + 12V socket in centre console
Storage tray on dashboardStorage under front passenger seat
White adjustable panel illumination 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS+EBD+Brake assist
Curtain airbagsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraintsElectronic parking brake with auto hold
ESP with EDL + ASRFront side airbags
Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensionersPassenger airbag deactivate switch
Seatbelt warning lamp and buzzerWarning triangle

Security

Alarm with interior protectionElectronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys 

Trim

'Anthracite-Metallic' interior trimSilver decorative inserts in door panels
Steel finish air vent surround 

Wheels

Steel space saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)150Noise Level dB(A)74
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1968Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)48.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)55.4EC Urban (mpg)40.9

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power140
Coin DescriptionTDi BlueMotion TechCoin SeriesSE
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0718EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.2Engine Power - BHP140
Engine Power - KW103Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4200Engine Torque - LBS.FT236
Engine Torque - MKG32.6Engine Torque - NM320
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed116

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front235/55 R17Tyre Size Rear235/55 R17
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StylePHILADELPHIA
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1703Length4426
Wheelbase2604Width1809
Width (including mirrors)2041 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)64Gross Vehicle Weight2250
Max. Loading Weight595Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2200Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1655No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Tiguan

BY JONATHAN CROUCH

Introduction

The facelifted post-2011 version of Volkswagen's first generation Tiguan targeted compact SUV and Crossover customers alike with a high quality, well priced package that was smarter and more efficient. All the 4x4 you'll ever really need? Many saw it as just that. Let's check this model out for used car customers.

History

If you're looking for a compact SUV or family-sized Crossover from the 2011 to 2016 era, then you'll certainly not be short of choice. But choice can sometimes be a compromising thing - and so it is here. So for the premium badge you'd like on a car of this kind, you have to compromise on equipment. For the practicality you'll need, you have to compromise on trim and build quality. And for the all-wheel drive ability you'll maybe sometimes want, you've to compromise on tarmac driving pleasure. Volkswagen understands this, which is why in 2008, they brought us this car, the Tiguan, a contender in this class that was arguably less compromised than any other. Especially in the rejuvenated guise that arrived here in the middle of 2011, the model we're focusing on here as a used buy. The Tiguan proved to be a hugely successful car for Volkswagen and the reasons aren't hard to fathom. Here, you got all the class of a Land Rover Freelander or a Toyota RAV4 at a significant saving in cost, pricing being not too much more than Far Eastern budget brand models in this segment. The dynamics strike an appealing balance too, with tarmac travel to a standard not too far off a Qashqai or Kuga-like pretend-SUV Crossover model matched with off road ability far in excess of what cars of that kind could ever consider. It all meant that, with not too much being broke, there wasn't a great deal to fix when the time came for VW to facelift this MK1 model Tiguan in 2011. In the end, we got a smarter look, a range of slightly pokier more efficient engines and some useful splashes of high technology. Would that be enough, commentators at the time wondered, to keep this model competitive in a sector brimming with ever-toughening competition? It turned out to be. This improved Tiguan sold steadily for the brand until its replacement by an all-new MK2 model in the Summer of 2016.

What You Get

The Tiguan has always been smartly but inoffensively styled. Hardly 'powerful and muscular', apparently the qualities that the design team were aiming at. You couldn't really apply those adjectives to the look of this revised post-2011 version either, but its looks were an improvement, Klaus Bischoff and his stylists neatening up the front end with the same kind of horizontally-lined grille used on the larger Touareg luxury SUV. Double-chromed louvers and daytime running lights in the optional bi-xenon headlamps completed the more up-market look. Moving towards the rear, there are some thoughtful touches. Like the small plastic surrounds on the squared-off wheelarches that can be unclipped for off-road use and, if necessary, replaced afterwards. Most models have classy chromed roof rails and there are sharply-lit LED lights at the rear. Under the skin, as with the original version, it's all Golf hatchback-based, but this improved design uses a tougher modular sub frame that's partly steel and should be better able to withstand off road buffeting. At the wheel, you'd certainly think you were in a Golf were it not for the slightly raised driving position. The leather-trimmed wheel feels good to hold, is adjustable for both reach and rake and is perfectly positioned for quality switchgear that falls nicely to hand. It's a practical cabin too, with door bins that can accommodate a sizeable drinks bottle, plus there's a cooled glovebox, plenty of cupholders and most models feature under-seat drawers for both front seat passengers. At the rear, Volkswagen built in some of the flexibility used in its Touran mini-MPV. So the back seat bench can slide fore and aft by up to 16cm and recline by up to 23-degrees for greater comfort on longer journeys. If you're not using the middle part of the seat, it can be folded down to make an armrest with cupholder. As usual in this class of car, three adults would be a little squashed on the back seat but two will have decent standards of head, leg and shoulder room and three kids will be fine. Out back, there's 470-litres of total boot space and the option of a ski-hatch for longer items. If that's not enough, pushing forward the 60:40 split-folded rear bench frees up a total of 1510-litres. You can carry quite heavy loads too, thanks to a payload capacity of 670kg. And there are neat touches like extra under-floor storage, a 12v power socket and an optional luggage net to stop your eggs mixing with you Iron Bru.

What You Pay

As for prices for this post-2011-era model, well the 2.0 TDI 110PS 2WD variant many buyers will want costs from around £11,700 in base 'S'-spec guise if you find a post-facelift '11-era car, with prices ranging up to around £20,200 for a later '15-era model. The 140PS 2.0 TDI 2WD model was worth around £250 more than the feebler 110PS variant. Go for a plusher 140PS 'Sport'-trimmed 2.0 TDI Tiguan and you're looking at paying around £13,500 for an early '11-era version, with prices ranging up to around £22,000 for a later '15-era model. What though, if you want a 2.0 TDI Tiguan with 4WD? The all-wheel-driven 2.0 TDI 140PS model is priced from around £12,800 for an '11-era base-spec 'S' model, with prices rising to around £22,200 for a later '15-era version. Go for a plusher 'Sport'-trimmed 2.0 TDI 140 variant and the price span runs between £14,300 and £23,700. On to petrol power. For a base-spec 'S'-model 2WD 1.4-litre TSI derivative from 2011, you're looking at paying around £10,500, with values rising up to around £8,000 for a later '15-era car. If you want a 4WD model, the '13 to '15-era price span would be around £11,400 to around £19,500; that's in base 'S'-spec. For a plusher 'Sport'-specced Tiguan 1.4 TSI 4WD derivative, you'd be looking at around £12,800 for an '11-era car, rising to around £21,200 for a '15-era model. Finally, let's look at the pokier 2.0 TSI petrol model. For a 4WD 'SE'-sec model, you're looking at around £12,600 for an '11-era car, rising to around £22,000 for a '15-era model. Better value perhaps, is provided by a 2.0 TSI Tiguan in value-orientated 'Match' spec. For one of these, you're looking at around £16,400 for a '13-era car, rising to around £2,500 for a later '15-era model.

What to Look For

Our customer survey revealed a lot of very satisfied Tiguan owners but inevitably, there were a few issues. By the time of this post-2011-era model, Volkswagen had solved the timing chain issue that afflicted some owners of the original version of this car. We did still come across the odd report of a turbocharger failure though, something that also featured on a few early models. What else should you look out for on your test drive? Well we came across one owner who claimed his car had bouts of running in a 'lumpy' fashion; another complained of squealing brakes; and another experienced an oil leak. One buyer experienced a sat nav fault and another had a few instances of the electric handbrake not connecting properly. One buyer also found the alloy wheel deteriorating. Check all these things before you buy.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2013 Tiguan 2.0 TDI) A set of brake pads are between £45-£50. Brake discs cost around £45 to £50 - or between £75 to £80 if you want a pricier brand. Air filters are in the £7 to £11 bracket. Oil filters cost around £8-£10 and fuel filters between £20 and £30. You'll pay around £10 to £20 for a wiper blade. A shock absorber would be around £85 to £100 depending on brand. Bash one of the wing mirrors and you're looking at paying between £15 and £30 for a replacement.

On the Road

When this Tiguan first arrived on the market, it was one of the few compact SUVs you could switch into from an ordinary family hatchback without noticing much difference. Today, almost all cars in this sector are like that, but this one remains an appealing choice, still one of the keener models in its class on tarmac. Even if you find an example that was originally kitted out with the optional XDS electronic differential from the Golf GTI, it's still not quite as sharp through the bends as a Kuga or Qashqai-class Crossover, but then these cars can get little further than a muddy carpark when it comes to going offroad. Likely Tiguan owners won't be looking to cross the Namibian wilderness but they do often need their cars to tow and deal with the kind of gnarlier muddy tracks you'd hesitate to attempt in a Crossover. And this Volkswagen can do just that. We'll get to the muddy stuff in a minute. First though, you'll want to know how this car will feel on the school and shopping runs where it'll spend most of its time. Pretty good is the answer. Bodyroll is well controlled and the electric power steering's responsive, though even without the optional sports suspension, the ride might be a little firm and springy for some tastes - why is perhaps why some owners apparently christen their cars 'Tigger'. If that's an issue for you, try and find an example who's original buyer paid extra for the ACC Adaptive Chassis Control system via which 'Normal', 'Comfort' and 'Sport' modes enable you to tailor the suspension to suit the mood you're in and the road you're on. It's an easy car to drive in-town thanks to good all-round visibility and reasonably a tight 12m turning circle. And the optional self-parking system's a real boon in such an urban environment, effortlessly steering you into the tightest spaces. On the open road, as we've already suggested, there's nothing especially memorable about the driving experience, but it is pleasantly refined, with a slick feel to the six-speed manual gearbox, or the optional silky-smooth DSG twin-clutch 7-speed semi-automatic. Right from the beginning of its life, all the Tiguan's engineware has been turbocharged and nothing changed on that front in this revised version. Nine in every ten Tiguan buyers opt for a diesel and buyers of the post-2011 version were offered a choice between three 2.0 TDI units developing 110, 140 or 170PS. Both the two lower-powered units came with the option of either 4MOTION 4WD or a simple 2WD front-driven set-up but we can't really see the point of buying the lowest powered variant since it isn't much cheaper and saves you nothing in running costs. Most buyers then understandably plump for the 2.0 TDI 140 variant, which makes sixty from rest in 10.2s on the way to a top speed of close to 120mph, regardless of your choice of two or four wheel drive. Opt for the pokier TDI 170 4MOTION variant and you'll find that it manages 8.9s and 125mph. If you are one of the few Tiguan customers considering petrol power, then the choice lies between a couple of TSI units. There's a 1.4 with 160PS and optional 4MOTION drive and a 2.0-litre powerplant developing either 180 or 210PS, the latter Golf GTI engine capable of powering this unassuming little contender to sixty in just 7.8s on the way to 134mph. Standard on all the most powerful Tiguans is a full-time 4MOTION four-wheel drive system that most of the time, with fuel saving in mind, diverts only 10% of drive to the rear axle. Should the rear axle-mounted Haldex electro-hydraulic clutch detect wheelslip however, the system is capable of directing as much as 100% of torque rearwards, the proportion adjusted to suit the conditions. These mechanicals won't be tough enough to facilitate really extreme off road use, but then the 195mm of ground clearance wouldn't really allow for that anyway. But this will all be quite sufficient to get most owners a surprising distance off-tarmac. If you really want to see how far that is, then you'll need to find something very rare - a Tiguan specified in 'Escape' off road-orientated guise. The 'Escape' package was only available on the 2.0 TDI 140PS 4WD variant and from new, only 3% of Tiguan buyers specified it. Volkswagen developed a revised front end specifically for this version that improved the standard 18-degree angle of approach to 28-degrees, thereby reducing the likelihood of off roading panel damage. Escape buyers also get an 'off-road mode', supposed to improve and simplify control of the vehicle off the beaten track. Activating this function modifies the throttle and the braking to better suit off piste conditions, reduces the likelihood of stalling, offers assistance climbing up steep slopes and provides a hill descent control system to help you down them. All Tiguans can offer a rear departure angle of 28-degrees and a breakover angle of 20-degrees, but if you have to ask about that when you're out and about, then you're probably somewhere you shouldn't have ventured with this car in the first place.

Overall

It's not hard to see why the first generation Tiguan proved to be such a popular choice in its sector here in the UK. You get pretty much all the quality of premium-badged compact SUV for the price of a budget brand contender. You get pretty much all the tarmac handling ability of a Qashqai-like Crossover with virtually all the off road ability of something more capable. And it all comes with the enduring appeal of that Volkswagen badge and the enduring residual values that'll go along with it. Such has always been this car's appeal and not much changed with this revised post-2011-era version. It's not a car for driving enthusiasts or those who live halfway up Snowdon - but then such people are unlikely to be shopping in this sector anyway. What the Tiguan did offer in this improved form was enhanced running costs from a more efficient range of engines that made the transition to a car like this from an ordinary family hatch less painful than ever. There's an extra dash of polish in everything this car does that'll make you feel as good when you open the bedroom window as you will when you're at the wheel. A sensible choice then, but one you'll enjoy making.

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Styling
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Build
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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Deposit£2098
Term (months)60
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