Written by Marco Carvajal
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL R-Line 4MOTION
The Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact SUV produced by Volkswagen since 2007. This SUV is assembled at Volkswagen plants in Wolfsburg (Germany) and Kaluga (Russia).
The name Tiguan is made up of two German words Tiger (“tiger”) and Leguan (“iguana”) and won a naming contest by the German car magazine publisher Autobild.
I am test driving the Tiguan Top of the line SEL R-Line model that includes standard 4Motion all-wheel drive.
This Tiguan has everything you need and more. Volkswagen offers very generous features on this top model. Among many standard features it includes: 20-inch silver-colored alloy wheels; illuminated light strip in the grille; LED headlights with integrated cornering and bad weather lighting; Light Assist (high beam control); Park Assist (parking assistant); Zonal view (top view camera); Dynamic recognition of road signs.
The modern and advanced 10.25″ Digital Cockpit Pro display includes the Media MIB3 infotainment system with navigation; premium Fender audio system; R-Line bumpers and side sills; steering wheel heating; leather seats; driver’s seat with three-position memory; 8-way power passenger seat with 2-way lumbar support; ventilated front seats; and Easy Open/Easy Close tailgate.
If you buy the 2022 Tiguan SEL R-Line 4MOTION you will feel on top of the world with every possible feature available at your fingertips, but the good news are that it will only cost you around $37K. Or if you prefer to buy the base model Tiguan S then you can stay at a low price of $26K only for a a nice SUV like this one.
Trims and Pricing for the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
$26,295 Starting MSRP
$29,795 Starting MSRP
- SE R-LINE BLACK
$32,605 Starting MSRP
- SEL R-LINE
$36,970 Starting MSRP
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Features
The Tiguan has a great optimized and practical interior in terms of comfort and design, the Tiguan includes design elements taken from other VW models such as the Golf and Arteon.
The trim gets new styling options like a new steering wheel with multi-function touchpad. The interior of the Tiguan has a nice bonus, a great quality Fender audio system, 15-color lighting and a touch module for climate control.
Heated cloth seats are standard on the S trim, while SE, SE R-Line Black and SEL R-Line trims transition to leatherette and leather.
Every Tiguan is equipped with an 8-inch or 10-inch digital display. Complementing this screen is the VW MIB 3 infotainment system, including wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto among other smart features.
The base Tiguan S comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, LED headlights and taillights.
The SE Tiguan SUV is equipped with 18-inch wheels, a power liftgate, touch-sensitive climate control, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist.
The fantastic SE R-Line Black comes with 20-inch wheels.
At the top of the line is the model I am test driving, the 2022 Tiguan SEL R-Line, which features the largest ever 10-inch Digital Cockpit screen, in addition to 15-color lighting, intelligent adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition. This is a great SUV to enjoy with family and friends.
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL R-Line 4MOTION Highlights
- 2.0L Turbo 8-speed automatic
- 20″ alloy wheels
- All-weather lights with low-speed corner-illuminating feature
- Automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature
- LED headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
- R-Line design grille, badging, intakes, side sills, bumpers, exterior trim & body-color lower cladding
- 12V power outlets: 1 in front console, 1 in rear console, and 1 in cargo area
5-seat configuration with 40/20/40-split folding 2nd row
8-way power driver’s seat with 4-way power-adjustable lumbar support with 3-position memory function
Climatronic dual-zone automatic climate with Touch control with 2nd-row air vent
Front center armrest with storage compartment
Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution, and Hydraulic Brake Assist
Crash-optimized front end
Driver and front passenger, front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system
Electronic Stability Control, Anti-Slip Regulation, Electronic Differential Lock, and Engine Brake Assist
4MOTION all-wheel drive
8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode
2 front USB-C data ports and 1 rear USB-C charging port
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
App-Connect with wireless capability
Blind Spot Monitor (Side Assist), Rear Traffic Alert
SiriusXM All Access with 3-month trial subscription
Travel Assist, Lane Assist, Emergency Assist