The Tiguan's 2022 facelift was a success, and it retains many of the same changes for 2023. It's still a handsome, classy-looking crossover, but now more closely resembles other new VWs like the Atlas. The headlights were restyled and are LED units across the range, including LED daytime running lights. There is also a redesigned VW logo, and at the back, the Tiguan model name has been moved to the center as the latest trend demands. Alloy wheel sizes range from 17 to 20 inches, and the SE R-Line Black has a new 19-inch alloy wheel design. All models get trailer hitch preparation, heated door mirrors, and roof rails.
A panoramic sunroof is optional on the SE but standard on both the top two trims. Exclusive to the SEL R-Line are power-folding mirrors with puddle lights and an illuminated grille light line. A power liftgate is standard on the middle two trims and, on the top trim, it gets a hands-free function. Both the SE R-Line Black and SEL R-Line get sportier bumpers, but the former has a full black-out treatment with black alloy wheels, window surrounds, and various trim elements.
As the dimensions show, the new VW Tiguan is one of the bigger competitors in its segment which is necessary to accommodate that third row. At 186.1 inches in length, it is around five inches longer than the Toyota RAV4. The Tiguan has a 109.9-inch wheelbase, a width without the mirrors of 72.4 inches, and a height of 66.4 inches. With all-wheel drive, the height increases to 66.5 inches. Ground clearance is either 7.4 inches for front-wheel-drive models or 7.6 inches with AWD.
Curb weight is 3,737 pounds with FWD and 3,821 lbs with AWD.
|Volkswagen Tiguan Trims||S||SE||SE R-Line Black||SEL R-Line|
|Max Width||72.4 in.||72.4 in.||72.4 in.||72.4 in.|
|Length||186.1 in.||186.1 in.||186.1 in.||186.1 in.|
|Height||66.4 in.||66.4 in.||66.4 in.||66.5 in.|
|Wheelbase||109.9 in.||109.9 in.||109.9 in.||109.9 in.|
|Volkswagen Tiguan Trims||Curb Weight|
|S||3,765 - 3,856 lbs.|
|SE||3,765 - 3,856 lbs.|
|SE R-Line Black||3,765 - 3,856 lbs.|
|SEL R-Line||3,856 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||17" x 7"|
|Rear Wheel Size||17" x 7"|
The base Tiguan S has an extremely limited color palette consisting of Pure White, Deep Black Pearl, Pyrite Silver metallic, and Platinum Gray metallic. To this selection, the SE adds Atlantic Blue metallic and the Kings Red metallic, the latter costing $395 extra. The SE R-Line Black is compatible with the same hues as the base S, swapping out Pure White for the optional Opal White ($395). Finally, the range-topping SEL R-Line shares the previous trim's palette but swaps Pyrite Silver for Atlantic Blue.