Comparison - MG ZS EV 2020 - vs - Volkswagen Tiguan SEL R-Line 2021

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Model: 
Average Price: 
£
30,995
Updated: 
25 Jul 2020
£
32,730
Updated: 
25 Feb 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
1-speed Direct Drive
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Pimlico blue
#4CAEDB
Arctic white
#FAFBFF
Black Pearl
#1C1C1E
Dynamic red
#CB2B38
Color: 
Pure White
#F6F6F6
Deep Black Pearl
#25211E
Dolphin Grey Metallic
#808080
Nightshade Blue Metallic
#2B7E99
Reflex Silver Metallic
#D9D9D9
Oryx White Mother-of-Pearl
#F7F7F7

Electric

Battery: 
44.5
Full Charge Range: 
163mi
Full Charge Time: 
80% charge with 50kW public fast charger in 40 minutes
Top Speed: 
87mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
8.50s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The MG ZS EV offers a lot for the money in the electric car world, with good interior space, a big boot and plenty of standard equipment. The thing to remember, though, is that more expensive electric cars, such as the Nissan Leaf and Kia e-Niro, are generally better to drive and, thanks to better resale values, might not cost you that much more in the long run.

Pros
Lot of room for passengers
Big boot
Well equipped

Cos
Poor predicted resale values
Limited steering wheel adjustment
Not that comfortable or good to drive

By: 
whatcar.com

The MG ZS EV could be a surprise hit thanks to its powerful motor, excellent practicality and bargain price

Pros
An affordable EV
Improved drive
Practical

Cos
Cheap interior feel
Wallowy handling
No companion app

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

PROS
Low list price and good finance options
Usable electric range and performance
Seven-year warranty, five-star safety rating
Practicality unaffected by EV conversion

CONS
Less range than key rivals
It’s not quite as cheap as we had hoped
Low-rent interior
Not exciting to drive

By: 
parkers.co.uk

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan's #8 ranking is based on its score within the Compact SUVs category. Currently the Volkswagen Tiguan has a score of 7.9 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

PROS
Comfortable ride
Generous cargo space

CONS
Engine feels underpowered at times
Less engaging handling compared to some rivals
Below-average fuel economy ratings

By: 
usnews.com

In advance of a more thorough update for the 2022 model year, VW makes a few changes to the Tiguan for 2021. The base S and mid-range SE models receive new 17-inch wheel designs and the latter of the two receives standard adaptive cruise control. Likewise, the top-spec SEL Premium R-Line model gains a power-adjustable front passenger's seat.

PROS
Agile driving behavior,
optional third row of seats,
fuel-efficient powertrain.

CONS
Poky acceleration,
firm ride,
dowdy interior design.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover is spacious and comfortable, and also the league-leader in modesty.

PROS
Big interior
Smooth ride
Automatic emergency braking standard
Big cargo area
Straight shooter

CONS
…and a little boring
Not very fuel-efficient
Small third row
New one on the way

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Electric
Regular Unleaded
Engine type: 
Electric
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
184ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
Horsepower: 
143hp
147hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.70Feet
37.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather steering wheel
Lights On' Remainder warning buzzer
Intelligent speed limit assist
Front/rear Parking distance control
Start/stop system with regenerative braking
Adaptive cruise control ACC stop and go including speed limiter
Multifunction front facing camera
Electromechanical speed sensitive power steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
169.80in
177.50in
Width: 
80.60in
73.10in
Height: 
63.70in
65.90in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
Front Track: 
60.00in
62.40in
Rear Track: 
60.50in
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
101.50in
105.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.20
Rear Head Room: 
39.80
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
38.80cu.ft
61.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.50cu.ft
34.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3311.00lbs
3397.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
no
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
Heated rear window
Power adjustable, folding and heated door mirrors with surround lighting, front passenger exterior mirror lowering function

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4 way manually adjustable passenger seat with height, reach,till and backrest
6-way manually adjustable driver's seat
Driver's footrest
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors
Heated front seats
Heated front seats
Backrest release for left front seat
Lumbar support in front seats
Front seats with height adjustment
Top comfort seats in front
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
2nd row 60/40 split/fold
Folding center armrest
longitudinally movable and folding with load-through hatch and centre armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson Struts
Shock absorption in front
Rear Suspension: 
Torsion Beam
Rear shock absorption
Suspension Info: 
Sports suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air conditioning
odour and pollutant filter
Air Care Climatronic 3 zone automatic climate control with enhanced air filter and controls in the rear
Automatically-heated washer nozzles in front
Remote unlocking for rear seat backrest

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB mobile phone charging function
Bluetooth connectivity
Apple CarPlay
8" colour touch screen
iGo Navigation system
Android Auto
6 speaker audio system
MP3 player
iPod compatibility
8 speakers
2 USB-C ports in the front, 1 USB-C charging socket on the centre console in the rear
App-Connect including App-Connect Wireless for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
SD card slot
12V socket in centre console

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear spoiler
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Load carrier
Chrome side window trim
Bi-function projection headlight
Front and rear aero wiper
Heated rear window
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Automatic headlight control system
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay
Privacy glass for rear side windows and rear window
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17"
20"
Wheels more: 
Diamond cut EV alloy wheels
Tyre repair kit
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
no
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Fuel cut off safety device
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
Automatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Seatbelt reminder for driver and front passenger
Hill launch assist
Anti rolling protection
Active emergency braking with pedestrian/Bicycle detection
Blind Spot Detection (BAS)
Lane keep assist system (LAS) with Lane departure warning system (LDWS)
Regenerative braking system
Electric parking brake with auto hold function
Anti rolling protection
Anti theft alarm system with interior monitoring, backup horn and towing protection
Anti theft wheel bolts
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
Active pedestrian safety system
Hill hold control