VW Tiguan Allspace 7-Seater Review Raises Concerns About Practicality

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”.


  • The 7-seater Tiguan is an answer to a question no one asked…

    • Belthronding

      absolutely sir

    • Harry Nimmergut

      Just like the Mitsubishi Outlander, and the maybe-upcoming Honda CR-V EL…

    • Dr Strangefingger

      Cool, now up to 7 passengers can agree on just what a POS VW is. Cool.

      • Matt

        Lame comment is lame.

        • Dr Strangefingger

          Thanks for spending the time replying. Come again.

  • supermanuel

    With all due respect, the rear 2 seats in almost all 7 seat cars are intended for occasional use by children, not full size adults, even skinny ones like Mat Watson. I’ve not watched the video- just responding to this article.

    • Not so with the Atlas/Teramont, which can fully seat 7…

      • supermanuel

        And a few others too I’m sure. I said almost all, not all. And besides, this is a UK video and we don’t get the Atlas or the Teramont, or the vast majority of full size 7 seaters that are available in USA.The vast majority of ‘7 Seaters’ in the UK/Europe are actually 5+2 seaters, like this one.

        • In the article and video, the Kodiak, which is based on the same platform, is stated to get more room in the back…weird, huh?

          • supermanuel

            There might be some slight packaging differences that would explain a sense of slightly more space, perhaps the side window is slightly bigger, but it is fundamentally the same car so I doubt very much there is more than a marginal difference.

  • Iberian Rekluse

    VW so bores me.

    • Incog Nito

      I believe they do not enjoy your accompany either

      • Iberian Rekluse

        Perhaps, but that’s not going to help them sell more cars.

  • klowik

    All these 7 seat SUVs are basically built on a sedan platform, so putting in extra row of seat is pretty impractical. Manufacturer should use the Van platform to build them instead.

  • Autoexperte

    it looks bad

  • SteersUright

    They really messed up dropping the GTi’s 2.0L 4cyl engine for the weak-sauce 1.8T that can barely move this SUV/CUV thing. Admittedly, it far better looking than the last gen though.

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