2022 Volkswagen Tiguan for Sale in West Warwick, RI
Some exciting changes surround the 2022 VW Tiguan, led by some innovative technology and a more aggressive appearance after some mid-cycle restyling. The automaker is rolling out a revised logo with this new model year, and the Tiguan displays it on an updated grille and redesigned front end. LED headlights and heated front seats are now standard on every trim, and some fresh wheel designs make their debut. The interior has been overhauled with modern features like the Digital Cockpit and an all-new steering wheel design with touch controls. What’s more, every trim but the base gets a new touch-sensitive control panel in the center stack, along with state-of-the-art driver-assist technologies including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and the semi-autonomous driving system, Travel Assist.
Trims and Powertrain
The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is a midsized crossover that can seat up to seven (front-wheel drive models have three rows and all-wheel drive models have two). When just the front row is occupied, the spacious interior offers 73.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity. The trim lineup includes the S, SE, SE R-Line Black, and SEL R-Line, and the powertrain pairs a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (184 hp and 221 lb.-ft. of torque) with an 8-speed automatic transmission. FWD is standard (with AWD optional) on the S, SE, and SE R-Line Black, and AWD is standard on the SEL R-Line. The trims with FWD return an EPA-rated 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The S and SE with AWD get 22 city/29 highway, while the AWD R-Line trims achieve 21 city/28 highway.
The base Tiguan’s equipment list is anything but basic, with heated front seats, automatic LED headlights, heated washer nozzles, heated side mirrors, keyless entry, push-button start, black roof rails, a leather-wrapped shift knob, Volkswagen’s 8-inch Digital Cockpit, and an infotainment system with a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen and smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto). The S’s more utilitarian features include black roof rails, a trio of 12V power outlets (one in the front console, one in the rear console, and one in the cargo area), two front USB-C data ports, and 17-inch wheels. In the driver-assist technologies department, it gets forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.
The SE adds remote start, leatherette seats (the driver’s is power-adjustable), dual-zone automatic climate control, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a remote opening/closing tailgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leatherette-wrapped steering wheel, a rear USB charging port, Car-Net remote services, and wireless smartphone charging. The roof rails are silver, and the wheels are upgraded to 18-inchers. The infotainment system is improved with a larger touchscreen (8 inches), voice recognition, HD radio, SiriusXM satellite radio, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additions to the driver-assist slate include adaptive cruise control, travel assist, lane assist, and emergency assist.
The SE R-Line Black
This well-appointed trim level adds a moonroof, ambient lighting with 15 colors, and a genuine leather-wrapped steering wheel with R-Line badging. The “Black” part of the name is owed to the color of the roof rails, bumpers, wheels (19 inches), grille, side sills, and other exterior trim, but the lower cladding matches the body color. The SE R-Line Black’s infotainment system is the same as the SE’s, but it adds park distance control to its active safety suite.
Although most of the SE R-Line Black’s attributes remain, the SEL R-Line goes back to the silver roof rails and adds quite a bit of luxury. The highlights are genuine leather seats, ventilated front seats, a hands-free liftgate, a power front passenger’s seat, an illuminated grille, side mirrors with position memory, and 20-inch wheels. The Digital Cockpit is upgraded to the 10.25-inch Pro version, the infotainment suite adds navigation and a premium Fender sound system, and the headlights become an adaptive front-lighting system with special all-weather headlights enhanced with low-speed corner-illumination. The SEL R-Line also corners the market with a fully loaded driver-assist suite that includes all of the aforementioned technologies plus dynamic road sign display, automatic high beams, and a surround-view camera system.