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Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid interior, dashboard & comfort

The Tiguan’s cabin is solid and functional, lacking the stylishness some of its newer rivals can boast

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Interior, dashboard & comfort rating

3.0 out of 5

The Tiguan was last facelifted in 2020, but the changes were mostly confined to the exterior styling and some new alloy-wheel choices. That means more up-to-date rivals like the latest Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage have much bolder cabin designs – but the Tiguan’s still feels solid and is full of technology.

Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid dashboard

The Tiguan’s dashboard design is more sensible than stylish – frankly, it's quite dull – but everything is very logically laid out and simple to get along with. You get a central infotainment touchscreen, below which are the touch-sensitive switches for the climate controls. There’s also a digital driver’s display behind the steering wheel, which, like the latest Golf’s, features touch-sensitive buttons with haptic feedback.

Equipment, options & accessories

Volkswagen offers the Tiguan eHybrid in three trim levels: Life, Elegance and R-Line, with even the entry-level version starting at over £37,000. Standard kit is pretty generous; the Life has LED lights, digital dials and an eight-inch central touchscreen with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.

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There’s not much to separate the Elegance and R-Line in terms of price (both start from close to £40,000; deciding between them depends on whether you prefer subdued or sportier styling for your SUV. Both get heated seats, 30-colour ambient lighting and keyless entry, but the R-Line swaps the Elegance’s chrome trim for body-coloured cladding.

Infotainment, apps & sat nav

All versions of the Tiguan eHybrid get the same eight-inch central touchscreen with navigation, and both wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Upgrading to the pricier Elegance or R-Line trim does, however, get you Volkswagen’s enhanced 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit Pro setup.

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Richard is editor of DrivingElectric, as well as sister site Carbuyer.co.uk, and a regular contributor to Auto Express. An electric and hybrid car advocate, he spent more than five years working on the news and reviews desk at Auto Express and has driven almost every new car currently on sale.

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