2020 Volkswagen Tiguan for Sale in West Warwick, RI
The Volkswagen Tiguan may have a lot of competition in the midsized crossover segment, but its European style and versatile seating setup help it to stand out from that crowd. Not only is there an available third row, but the second row folds in three sections (40-20-40) rather than the usual two for added versatility that a lot of drivers find helpful. The 2020 version brings some improvements, including the standardization of the VW Car-Net telematics system, the inclusion of forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring on all trims, and the addition of a heated steering wheel and rain-sensing wipers to the SEL trim level. These model-year enhancements combine with the vehicle’s other attractive attributes to make it one of the top dogs in its class.
Trims and Powertrains
The ’20 Tiguan offers five trim levels: S, SE, SE R-Line Black, SEL, and SEL Premium R-Line. Under the hood of each is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 184 horsepower and is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. For those who want the added peace of mind of all-wheel drive, VW’s 4Motion system is optional on all trims but the SEL Premium R-Line, on which it comes standard. Its EPA-estimated fuel economy is good for a vehicle of this size, with a combined city/highway rating of 27 mph.
Comfort and Convenience
Equipment with the base S includes black roof rails, heated power-adjustable side mirrors, a rearview camera system, and a 40/20/40-split folding second-row seat. The SE adds a leather-wrapped power steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry with push-button ignition, simulated-leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. For a more luxurious feel, the available Panoramic Sunroof Package yields a – you guessed it – panoramic sunroof. The SE R-Line Black gets black exterior elements (such as wheels) and trim-specific badging in addition to heated windshield washer nozzles and fog lights; otherwise, its feature content mirrors that of the SE. The SEL advances things by standardizing the panoramic sunroof and adding silver roof rails, rain-sensing wipers, a remote operated power liftgate, a heated steering wheel, and remote start. On the range-topping SEL Premium R-Line, a hands-free liftgate, memory functions for the driver’s seat and side mirrors, and genuine leather seating surfaces are all included. If you plan to regularly transport more than five, take note that the available third-row seat is available with the 3rd-Row Seating Package for all trims.
The S trim comes with some nice standard tech features, such as a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming functions and two USB data ports, plus a charging port for the second row. The SE and SE R-Line Black upgrade their infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, HD radio, voice recognition, and a wireless phone charger, while the SEL adds satellite radio and the VW Digital Cockpit. The top trim, the SEL R-Line, gets a great-sounding Fender audio system.
The 2020 Tiguan has yet to be rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), although the IIHS named last year’s model a Top Safety Pick+ for its exceptional crash-test ratings. Standard active driver aids include forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The SEL adds adaptive cruise control, and the SEL R-Line gets adaptive front lighting, an overhead surround monitor, and a lane keeping system.
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