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Costs and real consumption: VW Tiguan eHybrid Elegance

The VW Tiguan eHybrid Elegance, which costs 49,840 euros, comes to the consumption check.

Like many of its competitors, the Tiguan relies too heavily on the often unnecessary touching. The infotainment system is commendably well sorted, and there are also some real buttons. In addition, the navigation map can be displayed large on the speedometer monitor and offers a zoom function using the steering wheel button. However, there is no mute button on the steering wheel, so there is only one touch surface on the monitor, which at least pauses. It's just stupid that it's a small extending pane that isn't as easy to read as a projection on the windshield. One advantage of the digital speedometer is the charge display, which also shows when the car is being charged using the combustion engine instead of recuperation. And what about the fuel, electricity and maintenance costs?

Our test consumption

VW specifies a WLTP consumption of 1.7 liters Super and 12.4 kWh per 100 kilometers for the Tiguan eHybrid Elegance . He moves away from this value in everyday life. We have determined an average consumption of 2.1 liters and 15.6 kWh, which causes costs of 9.60 euros per 100 kilometers. The VW consumed 6.3 liters on the eco lap, while consuming 7.9 liters on the commuter route. If the VW was moved in a sporty manner, consumption rose to 10.3 liters. The average fuel consumption hybrid is 8.0 liters. On the purely electric lap, the power consumption was 21.2 kWh. The fuel costs are calculated using the daily updated fuel price on our partner portal tank up more (08/30/2022 / Great: 1.80 euros/liter ). The electricity costs are calculated using the average household electricity price according to the BDEW Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft e.V. (Average electricity price for a household with an annual consumption of 3,500 kWh: 0.3730 euros/kWh . Basic price included proportionately, tariff products and basic supply tariffs incl New customer tariffs included, not volume-weighted). The electricity price at a public charging station is usually higher.

Monthly maintenance costs

If you drive as resource-efficiently as we do on our eco tour, you reduce the costs for 100 kilometers to 11.34 euros. The rather violent gait resulted in a total of 18.54 euros. The costs in hybrid operation amount to 14.40 euros. Electricity costs of 7.91 euros are incurred on the purely electric route. The vehicle tax costs 28 euros per year for the VW, the liability insurance is 347 euros. Partial and fully comprehensive insurance cost an additional 135 and 441 euros respectively. Monthly maintenance costs of 221 euros are paid by those who drive the VW 15,000 kilometers a year.If the mileage is double, the sum increases to 427 euros. We leave out the loss in value in this calculation.

How to test

The auto motor und sport test consumption for plug-in hybrids is made up of three differently weighted consumption drives driven in hybrid mode. So-called “commuter consumption” accounts for 70 percent. This is a journey from home to work, which averages 21 kilometers (starting with an empty battery). A particularly economical, approx. 275-kilometre-long eco-lap (start with an empty battery) counts for 15 percent. The remaining 15 percent is accounted for by the sports driver lap. The length is roughly the same as the eco lap, but the route includes a larger proportion of motorway and thus higher speeds on average. An extra is the pure E round. This shows the maximum range in kilometers with a fully charged battery before the combustion engine starts. The consumption is calculated from the measured energy consumption including charging losses. The charging time for a full battery charge and the amount of energy in the battery, including charging losses, are also measured. The basis for calculating the fuel costs is always the price quoted on the "more tanken" portal on the day the article was created.

The monthly maintenance costs include maintenance, wear part costs and vehicle taxes assuming an annual mileage of 15,000 and 30,000 kilometers without loss of value. The basis for the calculation is the test consumption, a three-year holding period, no-claims class SF12 for liability and fully comprehensive insurance with Allianz including discounts for garage parkers and the restriction to certain drivers (not under 21). At Allianz, SF12 offers a discount rate of 34 percent for liability and 28 percent for comprehensive insurance.


In the auto motor und sport test consumption, the 49,840-euro VW Tiguan eHybrid Elegance with 245 hp system performance ended up with an average value of 2.1 liters Super and 15.6 kWh per 100 kilometers. The combined fuel and electricity costs over this distance are 9.60 euros. The monthly maintenance costs are 221 euros (15,000 km annual mileage) or 427 euros (30,000 km annual mileage).


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