The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact SUV that’s popular at the Porterville Volkswagen dealer, thanks to its spacious cabin, sporty handling, and innovative technology features. Unlike rival models, the Tiguan gets an available third row of seating that increases seating capacity from five to seven passengers.
Volkswagen updates the Tiguan for 2022, adding upgraded styling and several new features, including a new steering wheel, heated seats, a digital gauge display, and a host of newly standard driver-assist features for the upper trims. According to the Porterville VW dealer, all trim levels now get Volkswagen’s Travel Assist, a semi-autonomous driving mode.
Volkswagen Tiguan Trim Levels
The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is available in four trim levels, listed as S, SE, SE R-Line Black and SEL R-Line. Powering the 2022 Tiguan is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine developing 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. All trims get an eight-speed automatic gearbox and standard front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available. The Tiguan gets fuel economy estimated by the EPA at up to 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway.*
Volkswagen Tiguan S
The base S Tiguan trim comes with a long list of standard features, including 17-inch alloy wheels, heated cloth seats, LED headlights and taillights, LED daylight running lights, push-button start and keyless entry. The MIB 3 infotainment system comes with a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen, touch-sensitive controls, the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit with an 8.0-inch display, and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Volkswagen Tiguan SE
Step up to the SE trim, and you’ll get 18-inch alloy wheels, simulated leather seats, touch-sensitive climate controls, remote start, a power tailgate and an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen. Also standard on SE and higher trims is the VW IQ.Drive suite of driver-assist features. It includes forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, cruise control with stop-and-go capability, adaptive automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assistance, rear cross-traffic warning, and blind-spot warning. IQ.Drive also features Emergency Assist and Travel Assist systems.
Volkswagen Tiguan SE R-Line Black
The SE R-Line Black trim includes 19-inch black alloy wheels, R-Line Black elements, 15-color ambient lighting, a perforated sport steering wheel with touch-sensitive buttons, synthetic leather seats, illuminated door sills, remote start, a power tailgate and a panoramic sunroof.
Volkswagen Tiguan SE R-Line
The range-topping SEL R-Line trim gets 20-inch alloy wheels, an illuminated front grille, ventilated Vienna leather seats, a heated steering wheel, heated folding exterior mirrors with memory, Park Assist, road sign recognition, a 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit display, a Fender premium audio system with nine speakers, and navigation.
No matter which trim level you choose, you can be confident the Tiguan is safe. While the 2022 Tiguan has yet to be tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIIHS) at the time of this writing, the 2021 Tiguan was named a Top Safety Pick by the organization. The IIHS gave the Tiguan its top score of Good in every crash test.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2022 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.