2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Trim Levels

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan blue driving down city street

The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is a hard concept to nail down, but that is part of what makes it one of the most popular SUVs around the world right now. You may have been in a 3-row Tiguan and assumed they were all the way, or you might own a 2-row Tiguan and can’t imagine it any other way.

The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan picks up some of the slack left behind when the Volkswagen Touareg was discontinued in the United States a few years ago. The Tiguan is not fickle like many other crossovers from other automakers that are trying to look as much like sports cars as possible. Instead, updates to the Tiguan have revolved around safety and interior technology. The nine trim levels embrace these changes to different degrees. The chart below illustrates some of the defining features of each trim, with the trims listed in ascending order.

Trim Level Name

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S 184 Horsepower Turbocharged Engine Blind Spot Monitor
S with 4MOTION® 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive Available 3rd-Row Seating
SE V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces Wireless Smartphone Charger
SE with 4MOTION® 8-Inch Touchscreen Sound System Climatronic® Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
SE R-Line Black R-Line Front Bumper and Badging Panoramic Sunroof
SE R-Line Black with 4MOTION® 20-Inch Alloy Wheels Intelligent Crash Response System
SEL Remote Start Adaptive Cruise Control
SEL with 4MOTION® 2 Front USB Data Ports, 1 Rear USB Charging Port Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
SEL Premium R-Line with 4MOTION® Automatic LED Headlights and LED Taillights Fender® Premium Audio System

Trim Level Comparison

Nine trim levels may seem like a lot, but there is a little trick to narrowing down your choices. If you think of the trims in terms of trim families, you get four main trim levels; S, SE, SEL, and SEL Premium. For the most part, the trims with R-Line get an aesthetic upgrade, but the safety, engine specifications, and technology features do not change. Any trim mentioning 4MOTION® has Volkswagen 4MOTION® AWD. The SEL Premium is a trim unto itself since it includes the best of everything. If you live in an area where 4MOTION® AWD is important because of snow, sand, or other hazards, get one of those trims and ignore the others. There are no alternate engine options on the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan, so moving up to a higher trim represents an improvement in interior comfort, technology, and safety equipment more than anything else.

Other Features Available on the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line with 4MOTION®

  • Volkswagen Car-Net® Hotspot with 1-Month/1GB Trial Subscription
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Black Bumper, Grille, Door Accents, Window Trim, Roof Rails, and Mirror Caps
  • Rearview Camera System
  • Bluetooth® Technology
  • Heated Front Seats
  • And More!