Volkswagen Tiguan 1.gen

Volkswagen Tiguan 1.gen. 2007-2015 – reviews, typical faults

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Volkswagen Tiguan 1.gen. – Robust workmanship, attention to detail and economical diesel engines: this is the German recipe for a good compact SUV.

  • Years of production: 2007-2015
  • Engines: benz. 1.4-2.0 (122-211 hp), diesels 2.0 (110-177 hp)
  • Versions: SUV
  • Length / wheelbase: 442/260 cm width / height: 181/169 cm, luggage compartment: 470-1510 l

Volkswagen Tiguan 1.gen. – BODY FUNCTIONALITY

The Tiguan is one of the most expensive models in its class on the aftermarket. For this car, however, the high prices are fully justified, as it is a refined design. The car was produced only in a 5-door version. In 2010, the manufacturer slightly changed the appearance of the indicators, buttons and knobs, and the steering wheel. Drivers call it “half-lift” as the new body only came out a few months later.

Volkswagen Tiguan 1.gen. – ENGINES

The ads are dominated by diesel. Only the successful 2.0 TDI CR (110, 140, 170 hp and 177 hp) was offered. All Tiguan gasoline units have direct fuel injection and turbocharging. The 1.4 TSI 160 KM variant is a not very successful engine equipped with a turbocharger and a compressor. The 2.0 TSI with 200 HP seems to be the optimal choice.

Volkswagen Tiguan 1.gen. – EMERGENCY

The car has two weaknesses: emergency small-engine TSI engines and worn-out DSG transmissions. Without major problems, they can withstand approx. 200 thousand. km, later generate costs.

COSTS

Very high prices of used cars and … affordable prices of spare parts.

MARKET SITUATION

Huge supply of cars, the overwhelming majority of imported cars. It is very difficult to find a well-kept car.

WORTH KNOWING

  • In the 110, 170 and 177 HP versions, the diesel particulate filter was obligatory from the beginning of production, and in the 140 HP version, it was first optional, and from 2009 – as standard.
  • Interesting equipment options: off-road Track & Field and Track & Style, and the sports R-Line.
  • The 4Motion all-wheel drive is easy. It is only worth knowing that there are also front-wheel-drive versions on the market.

Volkswagen Tiguan 1.gen. – THE MOST POPULAR DRIVE UNITS – TECHNICAL DATA

ENGINE1.4 TSI1.4 TSI TC2.0 TSI2.0 TSI2.0 TDI2.0 TDI 4MOTION2.0 TDI 4MOTION
Displacement1390 cm 31390 cm 31984 cm 31984 cm 31968 cm 31968 cm 31968 cm 3
Powerbenz. turbobenz. t + kbenz. turbobenz. turboturbodieselturbodieselturbodiesel
Power122 hp160 hp200 KM211 hp110 hp140 hp170 hp
Torque200 Nm240 Nm280 Nm280 Nm280 Nm320 Nm350 Nm
Acceleration 0-100 km / h10.9 seconds8.9 seconds7.9 seconds7.8 seconds11.9 seconds10.5 seconds8.9 seconds
Speed184 km / h203 km / h210 km / h215 km / h175 km / h193 km / h201 km / h
Average consumption fuel6.5 l / 100 km6.7 l / 100 km8.5 l / 100 km8.5 l / 100 km5.3 l / 100 km5.3 l / 100 km6.0 l / 100 km

Volkswagen Tiguan 1.gen. – MODEL HISTORY

2007 Tiguan presentation
2008 new versions 2.0 TSI and 2.0 TDI 170 KM
2009 all diesel have a compulsory diesel particulate filter
2010 facelift
2011 facelift
2015 Tiguan II

TYPICAL DEFECTS AND REPAIR COSTS

  • Blow On Cold
    All Tiguan diesel engines are common rail powered. There are no longer any problems with the durability of the head. The manufacturer also improved the design of the oil pump. After all – when replacing the timing gear (preferably every 90,000 km), it is worth dismantling and checking the mentioned pump.
  • Failures of the DSG transmission
    The problem affects the entire Volkswagen group. It is about operational wear and after 150-200 000 km you need to prepare for regeneration.
  • Timing replacement in 1.4 TSI engines
    Tensioners withstand 100 thousand. km.

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

+ This car is very good to drive on a daily basis. It is suitable both for the city and further routes.
+ Very economical diesel.
+ Large stock of cheap spare parts.

– The range of gasoline engines lacks a cheap version ideal for LPG.

WORTH BUYING

The best choice is a 140-hp, two-liter four-wheel-drive turbodiesel with a manual gearbox.

WATCH OUT FOR

1.4 TSI / 160 HP versions with DSG transmission. Buying such a car is a lottery. 

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