2022 VW Tiguan Gets A Small Price Bump And Lots Of Toys

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It has a ton of standard features, and one returning engine choice.

The refreshed 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan will arrive in the third quarter of this year with a starting price of $27,190 including destination and handling. That's an increase of $750. Adding all-wheel drive will cost you $1,500 on all trims except for the SEL R-Line, which comes with VW's 4Motion system as standard equipment. That top model comes in at $37,790.

All Tiguans come with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four making 184 hp and 221 lb-ft, an eight-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel-drive layout. Those are the same specs as last year. VW will offer four new wheel designs from sizes 17-20 inches, while a new front end with a new light signature will help it set itself apart in a semi-boring segment.

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Cinnamon (brown) and Noisette (dark, patterned) will be available as new interior colors and heated seats are standard (heated wheel and vented seats are optional). The company's digital cockpit is standard with an 8-inch screen, while a 10-inch screen can be specified. Every model but the base S gets VW's MIB3 infotainment with wireless charging and wireless Apple CarPlay.

IQ.Drive is standard on all but the base model Tiguan. The suite of features includes forward collision warning, emergency braking, blind spot monitors, rear traffic alert, lane keeping, adaptive cruise with stop and go, and emergency assist, which helps in a medical emergency. The base Tiguan can be optioned with the IQ.Drive if the buyer wishes.

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Quickly going through the trim lines, the base Tiguan S comes standard with LED lights, keyless entry, rearview camera, that Digital Cockpit, two USB ports, Bluetooth, a multifunction steering wheel and a few other bits. The SE adds 18-inch alloy wheels, silver roof rails, full IQ.Drive driver assistance suite, 8-inch screen, wireless phone charging and wireless App-Connect for compatible devices, more USB ports, a leatherette multifunction wheel and seating surfaces, dual-zone climate control and more.

Moving up to the SE R-Line Black ($33,490), buyers get 19-inch black alloy wheels, R-Line accents, black roof rails, extra chrome, black headliner, panoramic sunroof, front and rear Park Distance Control, a perforated leather-wrapped touch sport steering wheel and 15-color ambient lighting.

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Finally, the SEL R-Line ($37,790) gets all of the stuff mentioned above, plus 20-inch wheels, adaptive front lights, automatic high beam control, parking steering assistant, 360-degree camera, the bigger touchscreen, better audio system, memory seats, ventilated front seats and the automatic tailgate.

We like that SE R-Line trim the best. It seems to have the right mix of tech and price. But we do like that bigger Digital Cockpit Pro screen (also found on the new GTI and Golf R) so we might have to specify that in the options section. Overall, the new Tiguan gets some decent updates and keeps the relatively low base price. That's a win for buyers.

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