2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Trim Levels

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan parked on flat desert with distant mountains

The popularity of compact crossovers has made it harder and harder to find the models that are most worth the search. Sorting through the rough is difficult, but finding the Volkswagen Tiguan afterward makes this compact crossover look and feel all that much rarer and more valuable. With five trim levels and two seating arrangements among them, the possibilities are greater with the Tiguan than with most other compact crossovers.

The five trims offer a generous list of common features, which means a lot considering the balanced pricing of the Tiguan compared to similar vehicles from competitors. Only one trim comes with 7 seats, while the others are limited to 5, and other trims are designed to look sportier or deliver on quality interior technology as their strong points. To help you find the ideal trim, refer to the chart, which lists a pair of relevant highlights that showcase what features set apart each trim.

Trim Levels

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S 7-Seat Configuration Volkswagen App-Connect
SE Wireless Volkswagen App-Connect V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces
SE R-Line Black Panoramic Sunroof R-Line Interior and Exterior Design
SEL Remote Start Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
SEL Premium R-Line R-Line Interior and Exterior Design Fender® Premium Audio System

Trim Level Comparison

Those who put a lot of stock in the look and feel of their crossover will be most attracted to the sporty R-Line models like the SE R-Line Black and SEL Premium R-Line. Drivers who focus on technology should experience the SEL trim and the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit inside before making any other decisions. The small price gap between the S and SE means a lot of budget buyers will splurge a little for the SE and get higher quality seats and wireless smartphone connectivity at the same time, plus adaptive cruise control. Even without all the bells and whistles of higher trims, anyone can appreciate the base model’s generous feature list.

Other Standard 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Features

• 1,500-lb Towing Capacity
• Black Roof Rails
• 12V Power Outlets
• Multi-Function Steering Wheel
• Rearview Camera System
• Side Curtain Protection® Head Airbags, Front and Rear
• 2.0L TSI® Inline 4-Cylinder turbocharged Engine
• USB-C Data Port
• Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert
• Bluetooth® Connectivity
• Forward collision Warning