Volkswagen Tiguan Trim Levels
The VW Tiguan is a capable, powerful, and spacious SUV that has a lot to offer drivers in Garden Grove, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach. Even better, with several Volkswagen Tiguan trim levels to choose from, drivers can truly customize their ride to suit their needs.
To give you a quick run-down on the many trims, our team at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine created this guide.
Volkswagen Tiguan 4MOTION® Upgrade
Unless otherwise stated, all trim levels come standard with front-wheel drive (FWD). However, if you need some extra handling capabilities to help you launch a boat in the ocean or go hiking at Whiting Ranch, you can add the 4MOTION® all-wheel drive (AWD) system to your trim level.
SUVs without 4MOTION® come standard with a 3-row, 7-seat configuration, while those with 4MOTION® come standard with a 2-row, 5-seat configuration. However, a 7-seat configuration is also optional for these trims.
VW Tiguan S Trim Level
The base level of the VW Tiguan is the S trim. This comes equipped with the standard 2.0L TSI® I-4 turbocharged engine that delivers 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. This is paired with a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® manual-shift mode and Sport mode.
Inside the cabin, you’ll discover cloth seats with a quilted rhombus design as well as a 6.5-inch color touchscreen in the center stack. The standard Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect system lets you plug in your smartphone and interact with it while on-the-go via your infotainment system display.
Volkswagen Tiguan Trim Levels SE Trim Level
The SE trim level makes some upgrades to the VW Tiguan interior, like the addition of heated V-Tex leatherette seats and a Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control system.
The infotainment system display is also replaced by an 8-inch color touchscreen and several smart safety features become standard. These features are:
- Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking
- Blind Spot Monitor
- Rear Traffic Alert
The Forward Collision Warning system also includes Pedestrian Monitoring. This system scans ahead for unseen hazards like slow-moving traffic or pedestrians. If necessary, it’ll issue an alert or apply the brakes to try to prevent an impact.
SEL, SEL R-Line, & SEL Jet Black R-Line
The VW Tiguan SEL trim makes some changes to the exterior, adding fog lights to the front of the car and swapping out the standard 17-inch wheels for 18-inch wheels.
On the inside, the Volkswagen Car-Net® Guide & Inform system comes standard and includes an integrated navigation system as well as an 8-inch touchscreen display in the center stack.
In addition to the smart safety features in the SE trim, the SEL adds on Adaptive Cruise Control. This feature automatically adjusts your cruising speed when approaching slower-moving traffic on the highway.
If you want to add a bit more flare to your exterior, you can upgrade to the SEL R-Line. This comes with 19-inch wheels and a unique R-Line front bumper and badging. The SEL Jet Black R-Line upgrade will also add stylish black accents to these features.
VW Tiguan SEL Premium and SEL Premium R-Line with 4MOTION®
The SEL Premium comes standard with 4MOTION® AWD, so it has a 5-seat configuration, though a 7-seat configuration is available.
For easy access to the cargo area, this VW Tiguan trim comes with a Hands-free Easy Open and Easy Close liftgate that opens with a simple wave of your foot under the rear bumper. On this trim, your steering wheel is heated, and your driver’s seat allows you to lock in your setting with a standard memory feature.
Two new smart safety features are also added: Lane Keeping System and High Beam Control. The Lane Keeping System issues an alert if you’re accidentally drifting from your intended lane of travel, while High Beam Control automatically toggles your high beams on and off when you’re approached by oncoming traffic.
An R-Line upgrade is also available for the SEL Premium trim.
Which of the Volkswagen Tiguan Trim Levels Will You Choose?
If you need help deciding which of the Volkswagen Tiguan trim levels is right for your drives through Garden Grove, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach, come to Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine and we’ll get you behind the wheel.
Contact us to schedule a test drive today!