vw vento owner reviews tiguan after 3500 km of mixed driving

The engine is eager to rev & the DSG transmission is a gem. It offers seamless gearshifts.

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3500 KM review- Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TSI

Mixed drive – largely highways, city drives and a little bit of off-road

The Drive

  • Solid Highway mile muncher- drove almost non-stop from Hyderabad to Nasik. It’s a gem of a machine. Doesn’t break a sweat on a continuous high-speed drive. Engine keeps pulling hard. Very stable & planted at 100+ speeds.
  • Quick acceleration is always available across the rev band. DSG is a gem. Drove in S mode and also with paddle shifters. The response on Normal mode is a little sluggish on kick down, especially when doing sudden overtaking on a 2 lane highway. That’s when the paddle shifters or Sport mode is a boon. For normal highway cruising, Normal mode is quite sufficient.
  • Open road performance is enjoyable. The TSI is eager to revv. DSG offers seamless upshifts and quick downshifts too. Mid-range is the real highlight (turbo petrol). Engine puts out a lovable sporty sound post 5000 rpm. Turbo kick in actually pushes you back in the seat. (I paid all my money only for this).
  • The steering is very light at low speeds, making driving in traffic effortless. At higher speeds though, it was a touch lighter than I would have preferred (definitely lighter than my Vento). The steering is pinpoint accurate. Typical VAG behaviour.
  • Handling as expected from a VW. Absolutely flat and composed. Slight body roll on corners (compared to my Vento). Low-speed ride is a little stiff.

Comfort & Convenience

  • Solid build quality. Absolutely no rattles whatsoever (may be too early to comment though).
  • Sound insulation – just fantastic. No NVH even at 100+ speeds.
  • Seats- super comfortable. Key assigned Memory function is a boon. Loved the driver’s seat- do not feel tired even after 10+ hrs of continuous drive.
  • Space overall is great. Rear legroom is ample. Rear seat flexibility adds up. Lots of storage options.
  • Top notch ride quality on the tarmac. Slight stiffness at low speeds. But overall super comfortable on long drives.
  • Butter smooth engine. Dead silent at idle. Top-notch refinement.
  • Headlights- super effective at night. Actually work as VW promised.
  • Sound quality could have been better.
  • 8” screen works fabulously. No lag whatsoever. Wired connection works 100% of the time. I didn’t miss the wireless Apple CarPlay / phone charger.
  • Would prefer physical knobs for AC control. AC works fabulously well. Cools quickly. I don’t have any sun films etc and I don’t think it’s needed.

Overall a great all-rounder by VW. Hope to munch thousands of miles with this. Hope my Vento does not feel bad.

A couple of pics attached taken on the long drive!

vw vento owner reviews tiguan after 3500 km of mixed driving
vw vento owner reviews tiguan after 3500 km of mixed driving

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