Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Highline vs Tiguan Allspace R-Line: Which one should you buy?

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Highline vs Tiguan Allspace R-Line: Which one should you buy?

Volkswagen Malaysia has many bright and popular gems in its portfolio and one of them is the Tiguan Allspace that gives us many reasons to fall in love with it. Built on the success of the 5-seater Tiguan, the seven-seater SUV is available in two variants - Tiguan Allspace Highline 1.4TSI and the Tiguan Allspace R-Line 2.0TSI. Both are locally assembled at the brand’s Pekan, Pahang plant. 

In today’s guide, we bring a detailed comparison of the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace variants in terms of price, exterior, interior, engine, and safety, have a look.

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace exterior

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Price

The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace price in Malaysia is mentioned in the following table


Price (inclusive of SST reduction

VW Tiguan Allspace Highline

RM 165,030

VW Tiguan Allspace R-Line

RM 208,553

Note: The mentioned prices are on-the-road figures without insurance. These include a three-year free scheduled service, five-year unlimited mileage warranty, and five-year roadside assistance.

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace front

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Exterior

Dimensionally, both variants measure the same with 4,701 mm length, 1839 mm width, 1674 mm height, and 2,787 mm wheelbase. However, the design features of the two models are different. The standard kit of the base Highline includes LED headlights, LED DRLs, LED tail lights, front and rear fog lights, chrome roof rails, and 18-inch Kingston alloy wheels. On the contrary, the R-Line trim comes with a sporty package, which includes

  • Automatic headlights
  • LED tail lights with 3D effect
  • 19-inch Sebring alloy wheels
  • R-Line front bumper and badging
  • R-Line side skirts
  • Rear spoiler
  • Dual exhaust tailpipes

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace front grille

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Interior

Inside the cabin, both the Tiguan Allspace variants offer multiple seat configurations to choose from, ranging from 2 to 7 seats. As per that, the available boot capacity is:

  • 230 litres when 7 seats in place 
  • 700 litres when 5 seats in place  
  • 1,775 litres when 2 seats in place (best in the segment)

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace  boot capacity

On the feature front, the following bits are available as standard:

  • 11.7-inch Digital Cockpit
  • 8.0-inch Composition Media touchscreen infotainment system
  • Keyless locking and starting system
  • Electric parking brake
  • 8 speakers sound system
  • 3-zone "Climatronic" automatic climate control
  • Cruise Control with speed limiter
  • Electric tailgate
  • Ambient lighting
  • Vienna leather upholstery 

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace  interior

Well, the top-spec Tiguan Allspace R-Line takes things to a next level with the R-Line specific touches. These include a flat-bottomed sports steering wheel with paddle shifters, stainless steel pedals, a black headliner, aluminium scuff plates, and sports seats. Also part of the additional kit are:

  • 9.2-inch Discover Pro infotainment display paired with 3D navigation, Android Auto, Apple Carplay and Mirrorlink, voice and gesture control
  • 12-way power-adjustable front seats with memory function
  • USB-C data and charging ports

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace touchscreen

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Engine specifications

The different Tiguan Allspace variants are powered by different mills, the entry-level Highline is powered by a 1.4-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine, borrowed from the 5-seater Tiguan, whereas the R-Line performance SUV is equipped with a more powerful 2.0-litre TSI turbo mill. Have a look at detailed specifications:


VW Tiguan Allspace Highline

VW Tiguan Allspace R-Line


1.4-litre TSI turbocharged petrol

2.0-litre TSI turbocharged petrol

Maximum power

150 PS @ 5,000 - 6,000 rpm

220 PS @ 4,500 - 6,200 rpm

Peak Torque

250 Nm @ 1,500 - 3,500 rpm

350 Nm @ 1,500 - 4,400 rpm


Six-speed wet dual-clutch DSG

Seven-speed wet dual-clutch DSG


Front engine, Front-wheel drive

4Motion all-wheel-drive system

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace engine

It is to be noted here, the Tiguan Allspace R-Line mechanical setup boasts a 4Motion AWD system alongside the potent engine. The AWD system is borrowed from the Golf R. Further aiding the SUV’s power delivery is the Dynamic Chassis Control with four driving modes (Comfort, Normal, Individual, and Off-Road) and 15 driving style preferences. The entire setup puts the R-Line on the top of the performance SUVs list in its class. 

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Safety

Both trims of the Tiguan Allspace SUV are loaded with several advanced safety features, including six airbags. anti-lock braking system with brake assist, automatic post collision brake system, rest assist (driver alert system), electronic stability control, reverse camera, park distance control sensors (front, and rear), and an intelligent crash response system. However, the top-spec R-Line safety net also has a hill descent control on the list.

hill descent control

In the end, we conclude that the two models come with a stylish exterior, a well-equipped creature comfort cabin, plenty of power, and a strong safety net. But if the aggressive styling, more power, and hi-tech connectivity are the things you are looking for, then you should buy the Tiguan Allspace R-Line.

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