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BabyDrive Verdict

What a BabyDrive!! Other than there being more storage compartments than a well designed nappy bag, find out why we highly recommended the Tiguan as a BabyDrive!

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As a family car, the Tiguan is hard to find fault with! The storage in the cab is fantastic and you will never struggle to find a spot for your glasses with the four space glasses cases in the ceiling!

There are ample good sized cup holders and door pockets in the front and back and the tray tables/iPad wedges for the rear passengers are a really good BabyDrive feature. We even had in-car picnic in the back on one outing!!

The great storage continued to the boot where I found it had really good space for a mid size SUV. Holding 12 shopping bags when empty at its smallest size. The rear seats slide to adjust so you can redistribute extra room from the cab to the boot when needed or vice versa but legroom is fantastic also in the Tiguan for both tall and short passengers.

There are ISO Fix in both the outer rear seats, within plastic guides making seat installation easier. The top tether points are on the back of all three rear seats and easily reachable through the boot.

The rear seats are simple and flat, allowing for three child seats to be installed, but the seat base was only just wide enough to accommodate the models we used so if you intend to fit three child seats you'll definitely need to check your chosen models will fit across the Tiguan during your test drive.

I fitted the three child seats using the seatbelts and top tethers but you would very comfortably install two child seats in the outer seats using the ISO Fix and top tethers and I was able to sit in-between them. (I'm 162cm).

The media system is fantastic as well in the Tiguan, it's a large very clear touch screen, easy to navigate and use and there is Apple Car Play and Android Auto. Equally good is the inbuilt sat nav, with mutable announcements. And the reversing camera is very clear, with the front and rear sensors also being mutable from the touchscreen.

While I'm spooning out praise, top marks to Volkswagen for the cruise control. The Tiguan is actually a pleasure to use and drive confidently knowing the cruise control will truly stick to the set speed.

It is hard to find fault with the Tiguan as it really is a box-ticking car but the one main negative that you are made aware of on every journey is…. the incredibly uncomfortable front seats!! I have no idea who got the seat adjustments signed off. It's as if they just kept adding adjusters until they thought it was as good as they could get the seats, settling at 7 manual adjusting switches, levers and knobs???!

Apart from the seats and a slightly bumpy ride on some road surfaces the Tiguan gets full marks. It is a great car to drive as well as just being so practical and full of BabyDrive friendly features. The fantastic cruise control and media system are highlights of this car too!

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Tace Clifford
About Tace Clifford
Tace Clifford founded BabyDrive in 2017 after discovering a huge information gap in mainstream car reviews that left new parents and expanding families in the dark when it came to one of the biggest purchasing decisions of their lives.


    • Hi Benjamin

      Not sure if you realised clicking the ‘indepth’ headings opens up more details about each part of the car?

      I pasted this from that section:
      Fitting the child seats really was nice and simple, I fitted the Britax Maxi Guard Pro forward facing booster seat in the central seat and the Britax Unity infants capsule rear facing and Britax Graphene rear facing in each of the outer seats all using seatbelts.

      Hopefully this guide will help you with the measurements of the various seats we’ve used.

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