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Volkswagen Tiguan

The Tiguan is the latest new compact SUV from Volkswagen. It is available with optional 3rd-row seating and comes in FWD or with Volkswagen’s 4Motion All Wheel Drive (AWD) system. The 2018 Tiguan won ‘Top Safety Pick’ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Tiguan was awarded ‘Superior’ results in front crash prevention. It is also listed on the Cars.com 2017 Car Seat Check Honor Roll, and won Cars.com Compact SUV of the year 2017. Here comes the R-Line.

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Photo: VW Media

 

If you’d like to read more about the Tiguan and check out our video, click here.

Quick specs

  • 2.0 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged
  • 8-Speed automatic transmission
  • 184 horsepower
  • 221 lb-ft torque
  • Seats up to 7 with 3rd-row

Fuel Economy

EPA estimated fuel economy ratings for the 4Motion (AWD) Tiguan is 21 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway and gets a combined rating of 23 mpg.

Tiguan R-Line package

Volkswagen just announced that an R-Line package is now available on the Tiguan. The sporty looking appearance package gives “it an even more dynamic appearance” say VW. The current line-up of trim levels is the S, SE, SEL and SEL Premium. The R-Line package will available to add on to the SEL and SEL Premium models (the top two trim levels).

Exterior

The R-Line sporty package will include 19″ Trenton aluminum-alloy wheels on the SEL and 20″ ‘Braselton’ aluminum-alloy wheels for SEL Premium. The package also includes completely different bumpers, front, and rear. The front bumper has an air intake design for a much sportier look. A styled diffuser in glossy black is molded into the rear bumper. Body-colored wheel arch extensions and side skirts also add to the sporty look.

Interior

On the inside of the Tiguan, an R-Line welcome logo appears on the screen during startup. Of course, it wouldn’t be right not to have the logo on the steering wheel either. The headliner comes in black and the pedals get a sporty look too with some stainless steel covers. Stainless steel door sill plates with R-Line logo are also included.

Price

Adding the R-Line package to the SEL trim level is $1,795 MSRP which includes rear Park Distance Control (Park Pilot). On the SEL Premium, it is slightly less at $1,495 because the SEL Premium already has the Park Pilot system.  The package is due to go on sale at the beginning of 2018. If you’d like more information on Volkswagen’s in Casper, click here.

Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. A car geek, photographer, big game chaser and bagpipe player, powered by coffee. Send your questions to:

lauren@trustedautopros.com

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