Volkswagen Tiguan Trim Level Comparison

Fresh off a redesign, the 2019 VW Tiguan is a great family vehicle with plenty of space and comfort. It provides chic and sporty styling as well as road manners and a cushiony ride quality, adding up to an SUV that you'll love to drive. 

In addition, this model offers a variety of features and options for its six trim levels, each geared toward a different type of driver.

Drivers in Devon, Wayne, and Paoli can learn about the various 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan trim levels with our comprehensive guide below. 

This review includes what features come standard in each trim, enabling you to choose the perks you most desire. Which trim will find its way home to your driveway? Read on to find out.

Volkswagen Tiguan S Trim

  • 2.0L TSI® 4-cylinder turbocharged engine
  • 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 4MOTION® all-wheel drive system
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen VW Car-Net®
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®
  • MirrorLink® technology
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking

First in the VW Tiguan lineup is the entry-level Volkswagen Tiguan S trim. This model is powered by a 2.0L TSI® 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers up to 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. 

The engine is mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode. It can also be paired with the available 4MOTION® all-wheel drive system. 

If you're opting for AWD, you'll also be able to add a spacious third row that's perfectly suited for families and children. These features are available on every trim of the 2019 VW Tiguan.

The Volkswagen Tiguan S trim comes standard with a 6.5-inch touchscreen VW Car-Net® App-Connect infotainment system with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® for seamless connectivity. 

MirrorLink® technology is also standard, which allows you to stream media from your smartphone and access important local information while driving.   

The Volkswagen Tiguan S trim is available with the Driver Assistance package that offers Blind Spot Monitor (Side Assist), Rear Traffic Alert, and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist). 

Combined, these safety features alert you to your surroundings and help you avoid potential collisions.

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VW Tiguan SE Trim

  • All S Features plus...
  • V-Tex leatherette upholstery
  • 10-way power driver's seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Pedestrian Monitoring
  • 8-inch touchscreen

Next up is the Volkswagen Tiguan SE trim level that expands on the Volkswagen Tiguan S trim's features. In addition to the standard features listed above, you and your family will enjoy various upgrades throughout the vehicle.

Inside, you'll find V-Tex leatherette upholstery that looks and feels just like the real thing. The 10-way power driver's seat including power-adjustable lumbar support and heated front seats will further add to your comfort. 

The Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control is also included. The Volkswagen Tiguan SE trim also offers a panoramic sunroof as an available upgrade to heighten style and impressiveness.

The Volkswagen Tiguan SE features new standard safety features. With systems like the Blind Spot Monitor (Side Assist), Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist), and Pedestrian Monitoring, you'll enjoy added confidence on the road. 

The infotainment gets an upgrade as well, moving to an 8-inch touchscreen and including SiriusXM® Satellite Radio among its collection of entertainment technology.

Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Trim

  • All SE Features plus...
  • Power tilting/sliding panoramic sunroof
  • Remote opening and closing power liftgate
  • Turn-by-turn directions

The Volkswagen Tiguan SEL trim combines the features of the Volkswagen Tiguan S and Volkswagen Tiguan SE trim levels but adds a few exciting features of its own. 

With this trim, the appeal of the VW Tiguan is further elevated, giving you more excuses to hit the open road.

The upgrades start on the exterior of the vehicle with the power tilting/sliding panoramic sunroof now a standard feature. This trim includes a remote opening and closing power liftgate for easy loading. Adaptive Cruise Control is also now standard.

An upgraded infotainment system with additional functions and app capabilities is standard for the Volkswagen Tiguan SEL trim. 

Navigation is included with this system that gives you turn-by-turn directions, so you don't have to burn through your data plan to use your smartphone's map feature.

VW SEL R-Line Black Trim

  • All SEL Trim Levels plus..
  • R-Line front bumper
  • LED taillights
  • Handy remote start
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit

New for 2019, the next trim is the Volkswagen Tiguan SEL R-Line Black trim. This great-looking vehicle includes everything mentioned above but also adds even more luxury and fun features throughout.

On the exterior, you'll find the unique R-Line front bumper as well as black accents and wheels that give this trim a darker, more daring appearance. LED taillights and fog lights with the low-speed corner-illuminating feature are also standard.

Inside, the additions continue with the handy remote start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. This last feature presents important driving information in an efficient and safe manner.

VW Tiguan SEL Premium Trim

  • All SEL R-Line Features plus...
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • 9-speaker Fender® Premium Audio System
  • Rear View Camera System
  • Lane Keeping System
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit

The VW Tiguan SEL Premium trim offers even more upgrades that you and your passengers will fully appreciate.  

Supple leather seating surfaces and a hands-free power liftgate improve the interior comfort and convenience. 

The 9-speaker Fender® Premium Audio System improves the listening experience for streaming all your music apps. 

The Rear View Camera System, Rear Traffic Alert, and Lane Keeping System are standard equipment as well, expanding on the suite of safety tech.

The included Volkswagen Digital Cockpit projects all your vital vehicle, audio, and climate information onto the dash to keep you informed while your eyes remain on the road.

2019 Volkswagen SEL Premium R-Line

  • All SEL Premium Features plus...
  • Signature R-Line badging
  • 20-inch 2-tone machined alloy wheels
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

The range-topping Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line has nearly every feature available for the 2019 VW Tiguan, including the features and options of all previous trim levels. 

If you're looking for the best of the best, this trim truly is the one for you.

Along with its signature R-Line badging on the outside, you'll also find 20-inch 2-tone machined alloy wheels for added substance and style. 

Inside, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with that same badging is found, showing all who enter that you appreciate the finer things in life.

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We hope this review of the 2019 VW Tiguan trim levels has helped you determine the one best suited to your lifestyle and needs.

Drivers in Devon, Wayne, and Paoli can explore the VW Tiguan firsthand by visiting Fred Beans Volkswagen of Devon. Contact us or stop by our dealership today to take your test drive!

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