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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.

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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