2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. In front of the conventional Tiguan , the Allspace offers three important advantages: more legroom in the second row of seats, a trunk of more capacity and the presence of two additional seats in a third row.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace
As in the Tiguan, the seats in the second row of the Allspace are divided into two parts (follow the 60:40 propotion), can be moved along 18cm along lanes and recline in several predefined positions. With them placed in their most backward position there is 76 cm of legroom , slightly less than in a Peugeot 5008 or a Mitsubishi Outlander (78 and 77 cm respectively), but more so than in a Nissan X-Trail or a KIA Sorento (74 and 72 cm, respectively).
In this row, the height to the ceiling is enough to accommodate adults up to 190 cm high (approximately) with the back well glued to the seat, even with the panoramic roof installed. The width between doors, however, is identical to that of the conventional Tiguan and therefore, it is very fair for three people to travel with relief (there are 143 cm).
The access system to the third row is simple, but the gap it releases is very small and also has very irregular shapes, so it requires some agility (and some contortion) by the person who is going to sit in they. It is necessary to tilt the backrest using a knob on the top of the seat and then push the seat forward. As the second row is divided into two asymmetrical portions, it is advisable to access the third row on the right side of the vehicle, which is where the smaller seat portion is located.
For space available, the seats in the third row are only suitable for children or people of small stature . The headroom to the roof is 83 centimeters, 4 and 5 centimeters less than in a Kodaq Škoda and a Peugeot 5008, respectively. Neither is the available leg room too large, although moving the second-row seats in an intermediate compromise position, it is feasible that two people of up to 170 cm height can be accommodated.
When the two extra seats in the third row are not used, they can be folded and hidden under the boot floo. Both the folding and unfolding is a simple process: simply pull some handles for this purpose that are on the top of the back of each seat. In its 5-seater configuration, the trunk has 685 liters of capacity, 165 more than the conventional Tiguan but 95 less than a Peugeot 5008, the best of its competitors in this section. Both the Škoda Kodiaq and, above all, the Nissan X-Trail, have a smaller luggage compartment (650 and 445 l, respectively). With the seven seats in service position, the volume is reduced to 230 liters, enough to place two suitcases of cabin type and little more.
In general, the look of the boot is very careful. There are two lighting fixtures (one of them is portable, can be used as a flashlight), a 12V socket, two pullers to lower the second row seats, several metal hooks, hangers and a double compartmentalized bottom with a hole specially designed for keep the curtain covers luggage. As standard, the all-door Tiguan Allspace has an automatic opening and closing system.
The appearance of the Tiguan Allspace dashboard is practically identical to that of the conventional Tiguan. The only caveat in this respect is in multimedia systems, as it uses the premiered by Golf 2017 , which have larger screens and lack buttons . All the controls are close to the driver\’s hand and it is very easy to locate them at a glance, without taking a long time to look at the road. The materials with which it is manufactured cause a good sensation in sight and touch and also appear very well assembled, because no noise is heard by mismatches even when driving on roads in poor condition.