For those who are excited to purchase the new 2018 VW Tiguan compact crossover, here is the good news. You can now start planning your budget for the 2018 VW Tiguan as it is set to arrive in dealerships in summer 2017, with four models to choose from: Tiguan S, Tiguan SE, Tiguan SEL and Tiguan SEL Premium.
Interested buyers with a tight budget could get the new VW Tiguan S. The front-wheel drive version of the Tiguan S – powered as standard by a four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L TSI engine – has a starting price of $25,345. For those who prefer an all-wheel drive unit, the Tiguan TSI S 4Motion -- powered by the same engine -- is available starting at $26,645.
Both versions of the Tiguan S feature -- as standard – feature halogen headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) as well as LED taillights. Riding on 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, the Tiguan S is provided with a rearview camera, heated side mirrors and black roof rails. As standard, the interior of the Tiguan S is fitted with cloth seating with an upscale Rhombus pattern as well as a 6.5-inch Composition Color touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity for compatible devices. Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect for compatible devices is also standard.
Meanwhile, the Tiguan SE builds on the S model. Its FWD version has a starting price of $29,080 while its 4Motion model has a base price of $30,380. As standard, the Tiguan SE includes an eight-inch Composition Media infotainment system with SiriusXM Satellite Radio as well as a Climatronic automatic dual-zone climate control. Its rearview camera now features dynamic guidelines while its multifunction steering wheel and gear shift knob are wrapped in leather. It is also loaded with Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring as well as Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert.
Building on the SE trim, the Tiguan SEL comes provided with more technologies and more premium design features. Riding on 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, the Tiguan SEL features a power liftgate, silver roof rails, panoramic sunroof with ambient lighting and remote start. It is also available with an eight-inch Discover Media infotainment system with navigation and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). The FWD and AWD versions of the Tiguan SEL have starting prices of $32,550 and $33,850, respectively.
Sitting on top of the range is the Tiguan SEL Premium, which builds on the SEL trim but adds a number of premium features. For instance, it is fitted with LED headlights with an Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) as well as LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). It also comes with power-folding door mirrors with puddle lights and rain-sensing wipers. Riding on 19-inch aluminum-alloy rims, the Tiguan SEL Premium features heated steering wheel and leather seating surfaces, as well as a cargo cover. An array of driver assistance elements is also standard on the Tiguan SEL Premium, like Lane Departure Warning and automatic High Beam Control as well as front and rear Park Distance Control, and Overhead View Camera (Area View). It is also loaded with a Fender Premium Audio System and a 12.3-inch Volkswagen Digital Cockpit display. The FWD and 4Motion variants of the Tiguan SEL Premium 4Motion have base prices of $36,250 and $37,550, respectively.
All models have a destination fee of $900. While all front-wheel-drive models come standard with third-row seating, this feature is optional for 4Motion versions for an additional $500. Other options include a panoramic sunroof for the Tiguan SE ($1,200) and the performance-inspired R-Line package for the Tiguan SEL for ($1,795) and the SEL Premium trim ($1,495).