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Choosing the right family car is not an easy task. With so many SUVs on the market it can be hard to differentiate between all of the options and then narrow down exactly what specifications you want, without sacrificing one thing for another.

Brooke has a growing family and knows that her top priorities are safety and functionality. The perfect car for Brooke would incorporate these requirements and be aesthetically pleasing at the same time, because just like the taco ad says ‘porque no los dos?’

Find out what Brooke thought of the new Volkswagen Allspace Tiguan when she took it for a test drive with the family for the weekend!

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 132TSI Comfortline 2.0 Litre in Deep Black Peal with Driver Assistance Package and Luxury Package

SAFETY

I was impressed that the Tiguan Allspace scored a maximum five-star rating in the ANCAP safety rating and it’s definitely no surprise with the extensive list of safety features listed in this SUV. All busy mums who have battled reverse parking with a car full of vocal children will appreciate the reverse camera, and front and rear parking sensors. The Tiguan Allspace also has seven airbags including dual front, front side, driver’s knee and full-length curtain coverage.

I was wowed by the auto emergency and Manoeuvre braking*. The car can brake if the rear sensors detect an obstacle or alternatively it will gently steer you into your lane if it needs to. This is really helpful with blindspots when changing lanes.

FUNCTIONALITY

It’s as though Volkswagen delved into the mind of a busy mum and catered to just about every need possible when designing this car.

The Tiguan Allspace can seat up to 7 people as it comes with two additional seats in the back. The boot space is 230L with all seats up and with all seats folded down it can hold up to 1755L… that’s a lot of space for cricket bats and beach toys. Having kids who love outdoor activities means that storage is always an important factor for me.

There’s even about 6 different cupholders, meaning I can have the kids’ juice boxes, my cup of coffee and even the old tea mug I’ve forgotten to wash safety positioned. Everything is also nicely lined with rubber or felt to stop things rattling around.

We’ve all had arguments over the temperature in the car before, but now we can agree to disagree. The Tiguan Allspace has three-zone climate control with driver, front passenger and back seat temperature.

One of my favourite features was the App-Connect~ where you can access your smartphone’s screen, selected apps, maps and music on your car’s touchscreen and voice control.

AESTHETIC

I’ve often found that a lot of the family-sized SUVs available on the market are big and clunky, without actually utilising the space inside. Visually, the Tiguan Allspace is ultra sleek and in proportion, whilst also having great storage options and the ability to seat 7 people. The interior of the car is just as impressive as the exterior and I just can’t go past the black leather upholstery^.

The optional Luxury package includes leather seats^, an electrically adjustable drivers seat with memory function, heated front seats and a panoramic electric glass sunroof. We would probably pay the premium to include these features as they supplemented the overall comfort of the car very well.

OVERALL VERDICT

This car is built for families, it’s like Volkswagen thought, ‘What do families want? They want safety, somewhere to put their stuff and something that looks good and then added as much technology as possible on top.

Volkswagen has paid high attention to detail with this model and there is a particular focus on interior features making it a wonderful family car both inside and out.

10 FAMILY FRIENDLY FEATURES

  • PEDESTRIAN MONITORING
  • FRONT ASSIST WITH CITY EMERGENCY BREAK*
  • LANE ASSIST*
  • DRIVER FATIGUE DETECTION SYSTEM*
  • 3-ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL
  • STURDY VIENNA LEATHER APPOINTED
  • UPHOLSTERY^ APP-CONNECT~ FOR SMARTPHONE
  • KEYLESS ACCESS START
  • 8″ DISCOVER PRO INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM USB PORT (THREE AS STANDARD)

To test drive or to find out more information about the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace contact Solitaire Volkswagen

30 Belair Road Hawthorn SA 5062

37-41 Main North Road Medindie SA 5081

1300 857 671

Solitairevolkswagen.com.au

Images by Meaghan Coles Photography