The mid-size SUV is what most families will look to when they have one or two kids, and it’s a crowded market, with cars like the ever-popular Mazda CX-5 and the brand new Toyota RAV-4 fighting for attention. But Volkswagen does a good job of standing out in the crowd, and the Tiguan has enough features for it to be a genuine crowdpleaser.

I test drove the Tiguan 110TSI Comfortline, which is second from the bottom of the range, with the smaller engine offered at a cost of $38,650 before extras. With all of the options, our test-car price came to $48,250. Fuel consumption is a claimed 7.1L/100km on the combined cycle and for me the best it managed was 7.5L/100km, which is very close indeed.

The Tiguan is covered by Volkswagen’s five-2019/unlimited-kilometre warranty and services are recommended every 12months/15,000kms.

The Volkswagen Tiguan 110TSI Comfortline is a good family car with a bunch of great features, although the price may sneak up with some of the package options. It has lots of space for a family, drives really well and has excellent boot space.

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