The Volkswagen Tiguan is fully redesigned for 2018. Compared to its predecessor, it offers more legroom, more cargo space and a standard third row.
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan comes in four trim levels: S, SE, SEL and SEL Premium. All 2018 Tiguans are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (184 horsepower, 221 pound-feet of torque) paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional for all trims.
Standard features on base S models include 17-inch wheels, roof rails, heated side mirrors, automatic headlights, adaptive foglights, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, a 6.5-inch touchscreen display, VW’s Car-Net App Connect (controls select smartphone apps from the touchscreen), a USB port and a six-speaker sound system.
The optional Driver Assistance package adds forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
The SE includes those Driver Assistance features plus heated washer nozzles, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone climate control, simulated leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an 8-inch touchscreen, satellite and HD radio, voice commands, two extra USB ports and the Car-Net Security & Service (remote access to the vehicle through a smartphone app, automatic crash notification, and monitoring services for young drivers). A panoramic sunroof is optional on the SE.
The SEL comes standard with the sunroof and adds 18-inch wheels, a power liftgate, remote start, adaptive cruise control, navigation and Car-Net Guide & Inform (displays real-time traffic, weather and nearby fuel prices).
Finally, the SEL Premium adds adaptive LED headlights, automatic wipers, a hands-free liftgate, a digital gauge cluster, a nine-speaker premium Fender sound system, and extra driver assistance features including a top-down parking camera system, lane departure warning and intervention, front and rear parking sensors, and automatic high-beam control.
The R-Line package offered on SEL and SEL Premium trims includes larger wheels (19-inch for SEL, 20-inch for SEL Premium), sportier exterior styling elements and, for the SEL, front and rear parking sensors.