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Can I fit child seats and a buggy in the Volkswagen Tiguan Mk1?

It has a fairly capacious boot, measuring 470 litres with all seats in place and 1,510 litres with the 60:40-split rear seats folded down, where they lie completely flat. With three-point seatbelts across the back row and two ISOFIX mounting points, the Tiguan has the ability to potentially take three child seats in the back, depending on their size. Be aware that because it could come with 4Motion, there's a raised transmission tunnel in the back of the Volkswagen, which limits legroom in the centre-rear seat.

How safe is the Volkswagen Tiguan Mk1?

The Tiguan was originally tested by EuroNCAP under its pre-2009 regime, where it picked up five stars out of five for adult occupant safety, four stars out of five for child occupant safety and two stars out of four for pedestrian safety. Under its retest in 2009, it garnered the full five-star overall rating, despite recording a mere 48 per cent for pedestrian safety. A more impressive 71 per cent for safety assist systems remedied this, as did adult occupant and child occupant safety scores of 87 and 79 per cent, respectively.

All Mk1 Tiguans came with electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, an anti-slip regulator, the EDS electronic differential lock, six airbags and a tyre-pressure monitoring system. Stepping up to the Sport & Style trim also brought in Fatigue Detection, a driver-tiredness monitor, and further semi-autonomous safety aids were on the options list of later cars.

Click here for the full EuroNCAP report on the pre-2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Mk1

Click here for the full EuroNCAP report on the post-2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Mk1

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Can I fit child seats and a buggy in the Volkswagen Tiguan Mk1?
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Last updated on May 7, 2021