As a result, you can’t help but conclude that it’s moderately expensive – but not overpriced.
The fact that it’s also very practical even by class standards and has residual values forecast to be every bit as good as those of its rivals from Audi, BMW and Mercedes, goes a long way to justifying the expense.
Entry-level S trim brings an 8.0in touchscreen and VW’s Composition Media sound system with DAB radio.
You also get lane assist, ‘front assist’ pedestrian detection and city emergency braking as standard.
There’s a big jump in price between mid-spec SE Navigation and upper-level SEL trim, because the latter gets adaptive LED headlights, 19in wheels, adaptive cruise control and VW’s Active Info Display TFT instruments as standard.
If you are intent on a Tiguan, go for a 2.0 TDI 150 SE Nav in 4Motion form (£29,745) and add Active Info Display (£585), LED headlights (£1350), Discover Nav Pro (£1365) and Dynamic Chassis Control (£790).
The Tiguan proved to be more fuel efficient than expected during testing, returning better than 50mpg when touring – a result as good as any you’re likely to see from a car of this kind.