New Volkswagen 2019 Tiguan for Sale in West Warwick, RI
The Volkswagen Tiguan is back for 2019 with a lower MSRP (by $300) and a pair of new R-Line trims. This VW mid-sized crossover is positioned between the smaller Tiguan Limited and the larger Atlas, and it offers seating for either five or seven, thanks to an optional third-row seat. It’s a great choice for those who want utility and a bit more space than a compact CUV offers, when the Atlas is a little more than they need.
Trims and Standard Equipment
The ’19 Tiguan comes in six trim levels: S, SE, SEL, SEL R-Line, SEL Premium, and SEL Premium R-Line. While the trim levels as always offer an escalating array of features as they go up, the differences that the designated R-Line trims offer are purely stylistic, adding sporty details to both the interior and exterior. The first four trims come standard with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive optional; AWD is standard on the top two trims.
All six have the same powertrain: a 2.0-liter turbo-charged inline four cylinder making 184 horsepower paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic automanual shifting mode. It’s EPA rated for 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. All trims save for the base S have V-Tex leatherette upholstery instead of cloth. A nav system and adaptive cruise control are added to the SEL trims, and the Premium trims add LED headlights, an upgraded Fender audio system, and, as mentioned above, the Volkswagen 4MOTION AWD all-wheel drive. A panoramic sunroof is available, and a 3rd-Row Seating Package can be added to the 4MOTION models in order to accommodate two more passengers. There are also numerous individual factory accessories offered, from cargo area liners to rooftop crossbars.
The standard safety equipment on the 2019 Tiguan is highlighted by a rear-view camera system, the Intelligent Crash Response System (which disables the fuel pump, unlocks the doors, and turns on the hazard lights whenever the air bags are deployed), and a full slate of passive safety features, from a crash-optimized front end and rigid safety cage to a full set of air bags. There’s an optional Driver Assistance package that adds forward collision warning, auto emergency braking, a blind spot monitor, rear traffic alert, and pedestrian monitoring.
The information and entertainment technology in the Tiguan is especially impressive in the higher trims, but the base level is nicely set up with the Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect, Bluetooth capability, a USB port, and a Composition Color sound system with a 6.5-inch color display. Higher trims get a Discover Media touchscreen navigation system with an 8-inch display and voice recognition function, plus two front USB data ports and one rear charging port.