Volkswagen Touran 2010 vs Volkswagen Tiguan 2011

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Volkswagen Touran
2010 - 2015
Volkswagen Tiguan
2011 - 2015
Body: Minivan / MPVCrossover / SUV
Crossovers and SUVs have better off-road capabilities (higher ground clearance, can have 4x4 drive), they are preferable for driving on unpaved roads and rural areas. Also, the driver's seating position is higher in a crossover or SUVs, which provides better visibility also in city. This usually comes at the cost of higher fuel consumption, increased weight and higher maintenance costs.
Gearbox: Manual/AutomaticManual/Automatic
Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD)Front wheel drive (FWD) / All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volkswagen Touran is available only with front wheel drive, while Volkswagen Tiguan can be equipped with front wheel drive and four wheel (4x4) drive.
Engines: 1.2 - 2.01.4 - 2.0


Power: 90 - 170 HP110 - 210 HP
Torque: 175 - 350 NM200 - 380 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8.5 - 14.7 seconds7.3 - 11.9 seconds
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Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.6 - 6.85.0 - 8.6
Volkswagen Touran petrol engines consumes on average 1.5 litres less fuel per 100 km than Volkswagen Tiguan. On average, Volkswagen Touran equipped with diesel engines consume 0.4 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Tiguan.
This comparison does not take engine capacity into account, so to compare the fuel consumption of specific engines, select the car version!
Ground clearance: 140 mm (5.5 inches)200 mm (7.9 inches)
Because of the higher ground clearance, Volkswagen Tiguan can perform better on bad roads - it can go over higher obstacles and bumps. At the same time, the higher ground clearance can reduce stability and handling on paved roads, especially at higher speeds.


Length: 4.40 m4.43 m
Width: 1.79 m1.81 m
Height: 1.67 m1.70 m
Both cars are similar in size. Volkswagen Touran is 3 cm shorter than the Volkswagen Tiguan, 2 cm narrower, while the height of Volkswagen Touran is 3 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 695 litres470 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1989 litres1510 litres
Volkswagen Touran has more luggage capacity.
Even though the car is shorter, Volkswagen Touran has 225 litres more trunk space than the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Volkswagen Tiguan may have more interior space, so the cabin could be more spacious and more comfortable for the driver and passengers. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Volkswagen Touran (by 479 litres).
Turning diameter: 11.2 meters12 meters
The turning circle of the Volkswagen Touran is 0.8 metres less than that of the Volkswagen Tiguan, which means Volkswagen Touran can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): ~ 2`177~ 2`174
Safety: no data

Average price (€): 680011 200
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Touran has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • roomier boot
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
Volkswagen Tiguan has
  • available with 4x4 drive
  • higher ground clearance
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