While the regular Tiguan is a very strong competitor among non-premium compact SUVs, the Allspace version struggles a bit with being a 7-seater.
At least that’s how Carwow feels, following their review of this 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TDI diesel. Right off the bat, the reviewer jumps in the back row and realizes that there’s less room than you get in the Skoda Kodiaq.
And by less room, it means almost no room, as this reviewer’s head just about touches the roof and his feet spread awkwardly. In order for an adult to fit in the third row, the middle row would need to be pushed forward, which in turn means a tight squeeze for anyone sitting there.
Of course, it’s not all bad with the Tiguan Allspace. The SUV does feature loads of storage space (even for third row passengers), reclining rear seats, solid visibility and good road manners.
In fact, the Allspace is said to drive just like the normal Tiguan, which is obviously a compliment. The steering is sharp and light, the SUV is easy to maneuver around town, and the grip is impressive for such a tall car. He also recommends that potential buyers go for the optional adaptive suspension.
As for the 150 HP TDI diesel unit, unless you’re very passionate about fast acceleration, it handles its business well in the Tiguan Allspace, being described as a “great all-rounder”.