2019 vs. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan with a view of the city behind it

If you have your eye on a sleek SUV then the Volkswagen Tiguan might be on your wish list. This sleek, sophisticated SUV is sure to wow thanks to its smooth handling, spacious interior and generous selection of premium features. Even the base model is standard with a wide array of technologies, including a rearview camera, a 5-inch touchscreen, an audio system with a CD player and Bluetooth.

In fact, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan keeps most of its signature charm for 2018 with the addition of a few updates. In fact, the key differences between the 2019 and 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan come down to the trims and features available. Which model-year SUV is right for you? Here’s a closer look at how the two compare.

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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan VS 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
Available SEL R-Line & SEL Premium R-Line trims N/A
Standard on SEL trim and up Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Standard on SE Premium trim and up
Standard on SEL trim and up Park Distance Control Standard on SEL Premium trim and up
$24,295 Starting MSRP $24,595

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For 2019 the Volkswagen Tiguan is available in six trims, including the S, SE, SEL, SEL R-Line, SEL Premium and SEL Premium R-Line. Like the 2018 model, the 2019 Tiguan has a standard 200-hp, turbocharged 2.0 four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive while select trims receive a 184-hp version of that engine. All-wheel drive is also available as an option. For 2019 the Tiguan adds two new trims, including a SEL R-Line and a SEL Premium R-Line.  

In addition, the Tiguan makes some premium features standard on more trims. These features include a Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, Park Distance Control and a car alarm system. For 2019, the Tiguan also replaces the SEL R-Line model with a new SEL R-Line Jet-Black trim that has similar features, including black exterior trim and large wheels. Another key difference between the 2019 and 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is the starting MSRP difference. The 2019 model is priced slightly lower than the 2018 Tiguan.  

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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan from the front
Rear seats in the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
View of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan from the open trunk
Steering wheel of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan