You want style and space, but at the same time, you want affordable, tasteful and tech-focused. You also need it to be an SUV, because you have a young family. Enter the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 110TSI.
With a mighty presence (at 4.73m long, 1.83m wide and 1.68m tall), the Tiguan Allspace features stylish contouring, subtle yet distinct lines, and a beautiful chrome grille. Seamlessly integrated into a combination LED DRL and headlight unit, it looks the goods.
Below, you begin to see the characteristics of an SUV made for travel, with a black grain effect protective trim on the bumper. There’s a continuation of that around the wheel arches and side sills too.
Beneath those wheel arches sit a great set of 18-inch alloy wheels. A chrome strip wraps around the windows, mimicking the front grille. They’re small touches for sure, but when taking it all in together, it just adds to the sense of detail, and a premium look.
The rear really starts to give a sense of space for the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, thanks to a large, angled window in the tailgate, framed by LED taillights etched into the body contours. Its understated, yet stylish.
The same protective strip covers the rear bumper, and its practicality was tested in our drive, but more on that later. Hopping into the driver’s seat is an absolute breeze too, which is great for anyone who struggles with mobility or soreness.
Spacious and comfortable seating up front, it’s the same in the middle row, with the option to fold out two extra seats in the rear luggage space. Behind the fully loaded Volkswagen steering wheel, with all the controls you’ll ever need, sits Digital Cockpit Pro.
A high resolution 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster with customisable displays, it makes focusing on driving easy. In the centre of the dash is an 8.0-inch infotainment system, with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto among a host of goodies.
Climate controls sit beneath the screen, complete with air conditioning, which also includes an air cleaning function and allergen filter. A wireless charging bay sits in front of the transmission.
If you require cable charging, there are also three USB-C ports, with two up front, and one in the middle row. We did find one hitch though. If your phone is wirelessly gaining boost, you have your connected app running and you’re on a call, it gets mighty hot.
We had an iPhone 12 Pro in the cradle and had to turn it off due to overheating. It was the combination of wireless charging, phone call, and navigation in Apple CarPlay that did it. Not being in a call, but streaming music, was fine for hours.
There’s an 8-speaker audio system too, but it didn’t offer out-of-the-box sound quality. Other notable features include deep pocket door storage with bottle holders, decent coffee cup holders between the driver and passenger, and a sunglass holder.
A sunroof would have been amazing, but it’s part of an optional extras package. That aside, the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 110TSI comes with IQ.Drive, and is packed with driver assists. The list includes adaptive cruise control and side assist with rear traffic alert.
You also get a distance warning display, lane assist and park assist. In our drives, we found the sensors were a little too excited, picking up cars which were at a healthy distance. We were also only able to change our cruise control speed in increments of 10km/h.
Aside from a host of airbags, if you’re carrying precious cargo (we’re talking about the family, not golf clubs), you’ll appreciate the Tiguan’s good stopping power and control through ABS, ESP, anti-slip regulation.
The smaller kids are sorted too, with three top-tether child seat anchor points in the middle row, and two ISOFIX anchor points in the same row, on the outer seats. It has a 5-star ANCAP safety rating.
Speaking about the Allspace without talking about the actual space, would be rude though, and with the third row seats fold away to make way for storage, there’s 700-litres of luggage area. Drop the middle row as well, and it expands to a whopping 1,775-litres.
The versatility of people mover to cargo carrier is incredible. The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 110TSI has a turbocharged inline 4-cyclinder direct injection petrol motor, paired with a 6-speed DSG transmission.
That combination generates 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque, and while it may not be a speed demon, it is great on fuel, with claimed economy of 7.7-litres/100km. In a rare occurrence, we managed better than that, at 6.9-litres/100km.
To be fair, we did load up the Volkswagen and head to Tamworth, so there was plenty of highway driving, along with roadworks, stormy dark nights and long spells without a service station in sight.
None of that matters, because the Tiguan Allspace delivered a great driving experience. From the bright headlights and high beam at night, to the ever capable cruise control, Apple CarPlay and great fuel economy, it was near perfect.
We even got to recognise the value of the protection strips around the body of the car on some rougher gravel roads, which we’re sure helped leave the paintwork unscathed.
The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 110TSI is available in Pure White, Pyrite Silver Metallic, Platinum Grey Metallic, Atlantic Blue Metallic, Kings Red Metallic, and Deep Black Pearl. You can pick one up in Pure White for $49,580 drive away.
That’s exceptional value, and it comes with a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty and 1-year roadside assist to boot. You can build your own on their website. If you’re keen on one and need finance, talk to CreditOne.
Our test vehicle was provided by Volkswagen Australia. To find out more about the 2022 Tiguan Allspace 110 TSI, contact your local Volkswagen dealer.