2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 147TDI Elegance (car review)

We’re not here to convince you to purchase this car. If you’re reading this you’ve probably already made that decision, and just want to confirm your choice is the right one. So you should just go buy the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 147TDI Elegance now.

The Allspace badge means it’s a 7-seater variant, and in this case, it’s the Tiguan’s newly introduced mid-spec offering, and the only diesel variant aside from the R-Line. Our test vehicle comes in Pyrite Silver and with a plethora of features and options.

It is a good looking piece of kit, aside from the fake exhaust vents. But piano black pillars and black cladding on the lower portions of the car don’t cheapen the experience. As we mentioned, it’s powered by a diesel 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four engine.

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Mated to a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, with Volkswagen’s 4Motion AWD system, the combination produces 147kW of power and 400Nm of torque to all four wheels.

Fuel mileage sits at 7.0-litres/100km against Volkswagen’s claimed combined 6.2-litres/100km. That’s not bad considering most of the driving was done on suburban streets with varying amounts of inclines and a lot of stop and go.

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 147TDI Elegance
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 147TDI Elegance

It drives well. The engine is punchy but can be a little loud. As expected from a diesel, the Allspace 147TDI Elegance is no race car, but it will cruise over bumps and grooves in the road without issue.

It will hold its own around corners, even when driven a bit more aggressively too. The diesel engine is torquey, delivering lots of power from the low to mid rev range, but does take a second to get going from a standstill.

There’s some occasional hesitation on gear selection as well as throttle response off the line. The interior is plush and comfortable with plenty of head and legroom in the first and second rows.

Elegant yet functional, the steering wheel still uses conventional buttons rather than haptic feedback buttons, which for some is a plus. The seats are sporty but still comfortable, with three provisions for memory on the front row.

The second row seats have a slidable base to maximise legroom and are capable of fitting three adults without issues. If you’re purchasing the Allspace for its third row, we wouldn’t recommend using them too often, unless they’re simply for kids out of boosters.

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Inside the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 147TDI Elegance

Multimedia in the cabin comes in the form of a 9.2-inch infotainment system, equipped with wireless and wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In-built satellite navigation is also a plus. It’s smooth and easy to use. We used it almost as much as we used CarPlay.

Three-zone climate is available across Allspace models, alongside USB-C ports and flocked door pockets to prevent rattling and clanging of whatever you decide to place in there. There’s 700-litres of cargo space in its 5-seat format.

Put the back row up and you get 230-litres, or drop the lot for 1,775-litres. Carrying the same 5-star ANCAP safety rating it attained back in 2016, technological advancements since assures you that the Tiguan Allspace is still worthy of its result.

Blind spot monitoring with collision avoidance assist, lane keeping and departing assist, autonomous emergency braking and self-parking assist are just a few of the safety features too. The 2022 Tiguan Allspace 147TDI Elegance is priced at $58,490 plus on-road costs.

It comes with a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty. The diesel variant is the perfect choice for those looking for a medium sized SUV with a third row of seats, but want to save on on-going running costs (although perhaps not on current diesel fuel prices).

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Inside the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 147TDI Elegance

You can build your own on their website, and if you’re keen on one and need finance, CreditOne can help you out.

Our test vehicle was supplied by Volkswagen Australia. To find out more about the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 147TDI Elegance, contact your local Volkswagen dealer. Pictures courtesy of Brakefast Media.

REVIEW OVERVIEW

Driving expeirnece
8
Exterior styling
8.5
Interior look and feel
8.5
Technology and connectivity
8.5
Family friendliness
9
Value for money
8.5

SUMMARY

Pros - superior cabin feel and look; in-car tech is unrivalled; fuel efficient; killer looks.
Cons - hesitant drivetrain combo; price point a bit high; emergency braking can be a bit cumbersome; optional extras add up quickly.
Paul Pascual
Paul Pascual
Paul Pascual is an avid enthusiast of all things JDM, from the legendary powerhouses to the old school kei cars. He has a passion for modification and making his cars look like they belong on the track. But they never actually make it there.

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