2014 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line

At a Glance

Pricing $25,995 - $39,235
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 20-21 (city), 26 (highway)

Volkswagen's first compact SUV, the Tiguan takes on the segment popularized by the Honda CR-V. This four-door, five-passenger SUV is sized at the smaller end of the segment with proportions similar to the Kia Sportage. The standard engine is Volkswagen's, 2.0l turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 200-bhp. This exceeds the output of other larger displacement four-cylinders in the segment, but falls short of the V6 power offered in some models. Fuel economy is average at 21/27 for AWD models. The Tiguan is offered in three trim levels ranging from the base S model to the top SEL model. The base S model is well equipped, but includes steel wheels with wheel covers on the least expensive model. The SE trim level adds simulated leather seating and a premium audio system. The top SEL trim level includes real leather seating, HID headlights, automatic climate control and keyless operation. All-wheel-drive is about a $2000 option on all trim levels. With pricing for the SE and SEL models in the low thirties, the Tiguan carries a premium price several thousand dollars higher than some of the alternatives.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Tiguan S 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 FWD $25,995
Tiguan S 4MOTION 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 AWD $27,285
Tiguan SE 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 FWD $27,970
Tiguan SE 4MOTION 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 AWD $29,925
Tiguan SEL 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 FWD $33,255
Tiguan SEL 4MOTION 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 AWD $35,210
Tiguan R-Line 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 FWD $37,280
Tiguan R-Line 4MOTION 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) A6 AWD $39,235