Volkswagen Tiguan review Kenya


The VW Tiguan is a compact SUV for the city. The Volkswagen Group was one of the first German manufacturers to develop a compact SUV ready for series production. The aim was to combine the advantages of an SUV, a van and a sedan. The VW Tiguan is one of the better known SUV’s for Kenyan’s who prefer German machines. You can get the Tiguan from independent dealerships as well as Volkswagen Kenya. Below is a comprehensive review of the VW Tiguan

Good reasons to buy the VW Tiguan in Kenya

  • Space for the whole family
  • Ample storage space
  • Comfortable entry and exit
  • Extensive safety equipment

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The first generation of the VW Tiguan has petrol engines with 1.4 or 2.0 liters. The former are factory-fitted with front-wheel drive and deliver 90 kW (122 hp) to 118 kW (160 hp). The larger petrol engines, on the other hand, came to dealerships with all-wheel drive as standard, with an output of 125 kW (170 hp) to 155 kW (211 hp) specified for them. The six-speed manual gearboxall petrol engines and all diesel engines have one thing in common: the compression-ignition engines are only available with 2.0-liter displacement. Models with outputs from 81 kW (110 hp) to 110 kW (150 hp) are equipped with front-wheel drive as standard, while those with 125 kW (170 hp) to 135 kW (184 hp) rolled off the production line with 4MOTION – the latter model with it 184 hp, called the VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI SCR BlueMotion Technology as a whole, is the only one of all models to be equipped with two turbochargers instead of one and was optionally available with a seven-speed DSG.

The Tiguan II makes do with four petrol and four diesel engines : The basic engine is a 1.4-liter TSI with 92 kW (125 hp), which is also available with 110 kW (150 hp) and with all-wheel drive as an option. The larger 2.0 TSIs, on the other hand, are factory- fitted with all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission – the two variants have an impressive 132 kW (180 hp) and 162 kW (220 hp) respectively. When it comes to consumption, you have to reckon with 7.0 to 8.3 liters of Super. With 4.8 to 6.4 liters of diesel, the diesels are significantly more economical: The 2.0 TDIs are available in the following versions:

  • 85 kW (115 PS)
  • 110 kW (150 PS)
  • 140 kW (190 PS)
  • 176 kW (240 PS)

Petrol and diesel engines from 110 kW (150 hp) are available for the model series released in 2017, the Tiguan Allspace. The sporty facelift of the VW Tiguan II, the Tiguan R, brings an impressive 320 hp and 420 Newton meters to the road with its 2.0 TSI. The trailer load of the VW Tiguan varies between 1.8 and 2.5 tons, depending on the model and variant.


The VW Tiguan II is 4.5 meters long, 1.84 meters wide and 1.66 meters high. The larger Tiguan Allspace, on the other hand, is 4.70 meters long and can be equipped with seven seats for an extra charge. When the seats are folded down, its trunk volume increases from 760 liters (230 liters with seven seats) to 1,920 liters .

In the following you will find the most important technical data . These refer to the VW Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TDI as an example :

ManufacturedSince 2017
Length Width Height4.701 mm / 1.839 mm / 1.674 mm
Wheelbase2,79 m
Trunk volumeNormal: 670 l / folded: 1,920 l
Curb weight1.880 kg
Maximum weight allowed2.420 kg
Displacement1.968 ccm
Torque500 Nm
Top speed228 km/h
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h6,7 s
Tank volume60 l
CO2 emissions222 g/km


The three trim levels Trend & Fun, Sport & Style and Track & Field are available for the first generation of the Tiguan, each with a different range of standard equipment. The first two were designed for on-road use, the Track & Field variant also for use on light terrain. The latter stands out visually from the other two with a different design of the front bumper, so that an approach angle of 28 degrees instead of just 18 degrees as with the Trend & Fun and Sport & Style variants is possible. In the Track & Field version, the VW Tiguan also has additional assistance systems such as hill descent control or trailer stabilization.



The SUV features include the raised entrance and the associated higher seating position, the greater ground clearance , the optional underbody protection and the permanent all-wheel drive not available for all models – the entry-level models have front-wheel drive. After a facelift, the VW Tiguan II got a new front end with a curved instead of straight radiator grille, so that the car now smiles a bit more. There are also new LED headlights and revised bumpers. Not much has changed at the rear. In terms of color options, the VW Tiguan is diverse. The Tiguan Allspace is available with exterior paint finishes in plain, metallic, with pearl and mother-of-pearl effects. The following colors are particularly noteworthy:

  • Atlantic Blue Metallic
  • Kings Red Metallic
  • Deep Black Perleffekt
  • Oryx white mother-of-pearl effect

However, the latter is not for bargain hunters, as Oryx white costs more than 1,000 euros.


The 2021 facelift primarily brought some new technical gimmicks to the spacious interior of the VW Tiguan II. It now has a multifunction steering wheel with touch surfaces. This can be used to operate a fully digital instrument cluster with a 10-inch diagonal. Since then, the VW Tiguan has been equipped with its own SIM card . It is permanently online and compatible with any smartphone operating system. The air conditioning is also operated via touch surfaces. The new “sliders” look better, but are much less convenient to use than the old rotary controls.

volkswagen tiguan interior


The first generation VW Tiguan was and is considered a very safe car. During its production period, it achieved 87 percent for occupant protection in the ADAC crash test . The child safety rating was 79 percent . Additional security extras included:

  • Activate Lane Keeping Assistant
  • Side airbags and belt tensioners for the rear seats
  • Xenon headlights with cornering light and cornering function

In addition to the help systems that are almost a matter of course in new cars, the second-generation Tiguan also has a blind spot warning system, a lane departure warning system and a distance radar. The VW Tiguan Allspace also achieved good to very good ratings in terms of active and passive safety and child safety. The pedestrian protection rating suffered from the aggressive styling of the front edge of the hood, as well as the A-pillars. The ADAC rating was therefore only “satisfactory” with a grade of 2.8 .

  • Large range of engines
  • Flexible use of space
  • Practical in everyday life
  • Impractical sliders in the cockpit (from 2021)
  • Comparatively expensive
  • Surcharge for assistance systems

Alternatives to VW Tiguan in Kenya

The VW Tiguan has some worthy competitors. These include the Nissan Qashqai, Mazda CX-5, BMW X1, Audi Q3, Range Rover Evoque among others.

Volkswagen Tiguan review Kenya
Volkswagen Tiguan review Kenya


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