2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Review; 7 Seat Tigual XXL
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Review; 7 Seat Tiguan XXL – In turn, the German brand extends its compact SUV to accommodate up to 7 people. Here is another page that turns. A sign of the evolution of the tastes of motorists, after the minivan, it is the turn of the large minivan to no longer make a recipe. It is now dethroned by the family SUV. Emanating from the Compact leisure vehicle, this elongated wheelbase model offers the same modularity and habitability benefits as large monospaces. It adds less utilitarian forms, acclaimed around the world. If the category is in the process of expanding, many families are not yet spoiled for choice. The offer, which still held yesterday on the fingers with one hand (Peugeot 5008, Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan X-Trail and Skoda Kodiaq), has just hosted the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace.
This new model is no more or less than the cousin of the Kodiaq launched in the first quarter 2017. It takes up the same platform MQB, elongated 215 mm of which 110 mm at the wheelbase level compared to the Tiguan to align a length of 4.70 m. Reflection of the strength of its logo, the Allspace differs however from its Czech cousin by a higher standing which rep Dares on a wider range of engines and additional comfort equipment. This Tiguan XXL is recognized at first glance. In addition to the stretched profile that gives it a less graceful appearance than that of its younger brother, the family SUV adopts a chrome grille reminiscent of the United States ‘ Atlas model, and a hood with pronounced ribs. Like the Tiguan, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace can escape from the bitumen. If the integral transmission 4Motion (standard on the version 2.0 Bi-TDI tested) and the ground clearance of 20 cm are not sufficient, it will be possible to add an off-road pack. In this case, we note the adoption of a streamlined bedrock and a beveled front shield with the angle of attack from 17 to 25 degrees.
Inside, we find the presentation and the ambiance of the Tiguan. This breathes seriousness and quality but the controls and buttons do not have the modernism of the Peugeot 5008. The seven series places are the main asset and will necessarily be the main reason for buying this Tiguan XXL. On row 2, passengers benefit from 54 mm of knee space in addition to a Tiguan. Depending on the needs, the seat slides on an 18 cm amplitude and the backrest has several inclination levels. The central place that is really too narrow can only be used for troubleshooting. It’s also a lot of the two seats on Tier 3.
For children, these seats leave only 230 liters to install luggage in the trunk. In 5-seater configuration, the loading space recovers colors with a volume of 700 liters, or 85 liters more than for the Tiguan. It passes for 1 775 liters when row 2 is retracted to form a flat floor, a gain of 120 liters compared to its younger brother. We can still scrounge a few liters by folding the front passenger seat in a wallet.
The Kodiaq in 5-seater version keeps the advantage with a generous carrying capacity of 2.065 liters. An office associate with the Exclusive high-end Carat finish, the 2.0 Bi-TDi model is close to the premium references. The screens are digital and the display can be modulated in the instrumentation block against the driver. The upholstery is leather but VW had already used us to better in quality. And the seats lack maintenance. At the back, they have neither the flexibility nor the desired thickness.
The increase of the template and the equipment is paid on the scale by a weight gain of 125 kilos compared to the Tiguan for the version 2.0 Bi-TDi that we tried. Without the balance being disturbed, this ballast results in a higher inertia at the turn-in. As with all SUV, the high center of gravity also affects the behavior.
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Specs
- Engine: 4-cylinder diesel Biturbo, 1,968 cm3
- Power: 240 hp at 4,000 rpm
- Torque: 500 Nm from 1,750 to 2,000 rpm
- Transmission: Integral, 7-speed double clutch box
- Dimensions (L/L/h): 4.701/1.839/1.674 mm
- Weight: 1,845 kg
- Chest: 700/1.775 DM3
- Speed: 228 km/h
- 0 to 100 km/h: 6.7 S
- NEDC consumption: 6.5 L/100 km
- Emissions of C0 ²: 170 g/km
- Price: €52,880. Out of options
This 240 hp Biturbo 4-cylinder engine can rely on a generous torque of 500 Nm to ensure comfortable recoveries but it is at the cost of a certain roughness. This respondent makes the consumption leap. Let’s say it: we have never been able to approach the claimed 6.5 L/100km. Exceeding the 8 L/100km will be frequent especially if the 240 ch is exaggerated and the traffic is much changed. We then enjoy a good soundproofing and the softness of the double clutch box with 7 reports. Its alertness will impose the deactivation of the “Auto Hold” function which dispenses braking when the vehicle is ready to restart. Standard on this version, the DCC-driven damping takes part in taxiing comfort, sometimes at the expense of a certain softness.
Basking in his flattering coat of arms, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace arrives at a point to convert the clientele of numerous families to the SUV. It displays a modularity and a habitability identical to that of a Touran everything being otherwise less plane-plane than a Sharan, certainly more ergonomic with its rear sliding doors. Unless the power is favored, the version 2.0 Bi-TDi Handicapped by CO2 emissions of 170 g/km will be avoided, resulting in 2018 by a malus of 6300 euros. It will be preferred the 1.4 TSi 150 whose emissions of 135 g/km will be worth a penalty of 613 euros to add to the 32 990 € of the Trendline finish. Main rival, the Peugeot 5008 does not demerit. It is even more affordable but it does not have the versatility of using the VW because of the unavailability of the four-wheel drive. This equipment is indispensable for some motorists.