2021 Volkswagen Tiguan SE Trim Level Explained



 Ah, the new Volkswagen Tiguan SE. It is a vehicle for the ages, specifically when you get down to the SE trim. As a mid-size SUV for Volkswagen, the VW Tiguan is ideal for the modern traveler. It offers a 2.0L turbo engine with exceptional gas mileage ratings, a great price, and tons of advanced features.

Everything You Need To Know About the Volkswagen Tiguan SE

Searching for new Tiguan SUVs for sale? The new Tiguan is a versatile compact model with added cargo room, allowing enough space to bring all of the essentials with you wherever you go.

Right off the bat, we see that the new VW Tiguan comes armed with a range of assistive tech features. All of these technological pieces make the art of parking and passing that much easier.

Within the Volkswagen digital cockpit, you'll find a myriad of features with state-of-the-art capabilities. The available display screen is the centerpiece of the instrument cluster, giving you high-resolution images of travel time, route navigations, and assistance features.

With the sleek touchscreen display, the available 8" display is your gateway to a crisp sound system. To boot, peace of mind is at the forefront of every Volkswagen Tiguan SE. This new SUV comes clad with tons of driver assistance features to give confidence while navigating the city streets.

The safety features inside the VW Tiguan SE are immense. You can enjoy peace of mind thanks to the Pedestrian Monitoring system, which is a system that can automatically stop itself in the event of unforeseen circumstances. On top of that, the new VW Tiguan SE also offers the following innovative safety systems:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Lane Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Front Assist
  • Light Assist
  • Maneuver Braking via Park Distance Control

Now that we know a thing or two about safety, let's dive into the VW Tiguan SE 2.0T. This version of the model gets up to 184 horsepower. Sound interesting? The new VW Tiguan 2.0T also features a ton of standard options, so stop by our car dealership and take a look at one today!

The VW Tiguan SE: Frequently Asked Questions Unleashed

What is the difference between the Tiguan S and SE?

While both the S and SE trims have similarities, it appears that the SE has a few more tricks up its sleeve. You'll find many innovations inside the SE trim, such as convenience offerings and tech upgrades. Opt for the SE trim and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Heated front seats and a leatherette-wrapped steering wheel, giving you that luxury feel

  • Heated windshield washer nozzles for those chilly mornings, along with heated front seats

  • Keyless entry with push-button start capabilities

  • Voice control options with an 8.5" touchscreen

  • A second USB port is available in the front, while another is in the back of the cabin

  • Power-adjustable lumbar support seats

  • A wireless smartphone charger and Bluetooth® connectivity, allowing you to stream content on your smart devices

  • The driver's seat can be adjusted up to 10 different ways

What does the SE R-Line package offer above the standard SE?

The R-line offers similar performance and seating capacities, along with a few extra appointments to enjoy. For instance, the grille has a sportier stance and a complement of 20" black machined alloy wheels on the overall body.

The SE only has 17" wheels, so the bigger options are a nice touch. Also, the R-Line® design grille in and of itself is a sight to see. Once we throw in the badging, intakes, side sills, bumpers, exterior trim, and body-color lower cladding, there's a recipe for success. Stainless steel pedal caps and a power tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof make this already-great design just that much more interesting.

What is the difference between the VW Tiguan SE and SEL?

There's no doubt about it; the VW Tiguan SEL and the VW Tiguan SE offer robust features, including an innovative Volkswagen digital cockpit and a hardy catalog of intuitive safety systems. The standard features of the Tiguan SEL are immense. With the SE, you get 17" five-spoke gray alloy wheels, while the SEL compares to them at 19".

With the Lane-Keeping System, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Traffic Alert System, it's easy to see what's ahead, behind, and to the side of you. The new VW Tiguan SEL is so advanced that it even comes with an auto-dimming interior rearview mirror and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Who wouldn't want a vehicle that can sense things before you can? The remote start system ensures that you can turn it on when convenient for you, making it easier to avoid those brisk mornings before work. The power tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof pairs well with the remote power liftgate, allowing drivers to bring convenient features along on every drive. The silver roof rails are the cherry on top of a range of standard features designed to make you love the VW Tiguan SEL even more than you already do.

SE
SE R-line Black
Starting price $27,395 $30,595
Performance
  • 2.0L TSI®, 16-valve, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with intercooler and direct fuel injection
  • 4-wheel independent suspension
  • Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution, and Hydraulic Brake Assist
  • Electromechanical power steering with variable assistance
  • Front wheel drive
  • Start-Stop System
  • 2.0L TSI®, 16-valve, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with intercooler and direct fuel injection
  • 4-wheel independent suspension
  • Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution, and Hydraulic Brake Assist
  • Electromechanical power steering with variable assistance
  • Front wheel drive
  • Start-Stop System
Technology
  • 2 front USB-C data ports and 1 rear USB-C charging port
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • App-Connect with wireless capabilities
  • Blind Spot Monitor (Side Assist), Rear Traffic Alert
  • Composition Media touchscreen sound system with 8" color display, proximity sensor, AM/FM/HD radio and voice control
  • Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist)
  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • Pedestrian Monitoring (included in Front Assist)
  • Premium color Multifunction Display (MFD)
  • SiriusXM® with 360L with 3-month trial subscription
  • Volkswagen Car-Net® Remote Access with 5-years standard
  • Wireless smartphone charger and Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming for compatible devices
  • 2 front USB-C data ports and 1 rear USB-C charging port
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • App-Connect with wireless capabilities
  • Blind Spot Monitor (Side Assist), Rear Traffic Alert
  • Composition Media touchscreen sound system with 8" color display, proximity sensor, AM/FM/HD radio and voice control
  • Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist)
  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • Park Distance Control
  • Pedestrian Monitoring (included in Front Assist)
  • Premium color Multifunction Display (MFD)
  • SiriusXM® with 360L with 3-month trial subscription
  • Volkswagen Car-Net® Remote Access with 5-years standard
  • Wireless smartphone charger and Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming for compatible devices
Interior
  • 10-way power driver's seat including power-adjustable lumbar support
  • 12V power outlets: 1 in front console, 1 in rear console, and 1 in cargo area
  • 7-seat configuration with 3rd-row seating and 40/20/40-split folding 2nd row
  • Carpeted cargo area with tie-down hooks
  • Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control with 2nd-row air vent
  • Heated front seats
  • Leatherette-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel
  • V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces
  • 10-way power driver's seat including power-adjustable lumbar support
  • 12V power outlets: 1 in front console, 1 in rear console, and 1 in cargo area
  • 7-seat configuration with 3rd-row seating and 40/20/40-split folding 2nd row
  • Carpeted cargo area with tie-down hooks
  • Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control with 2nd-row air vent
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with R-Line badge
  • Stainless steel pedal caps
  • V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces
Exterior
  • 17" wide multi-spoke two-tone machined and gloss black alloy wheels
  • Automatic headlights with coming/Leaving Home feature
  • Black roof rails
  • Heated windshield washer nozzles
  • LED taillights
  • Power-operated, heated side mirrors
  • 20" black machined alloy wheels
  • Automatic headlights with coming/Leaving Home feature
  • Black roof rails
  • Foglights with low-speed corner-illuminating feature
  • Heated windshield washer nozzles
  • LED taillights
  • Power tilting/sliding panoramic sunroof
  • Power-operated, heated side mirrors
  • R-Line® design grille, badging, intakes, side sills, bumpers, exterior trim & body-color lower cladding
Safety
  • Driver and front passenger, front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Front safety belts, height-adjustable, with pretensioners and load limiters
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child seat anchor points
  • Rear View Camera System
  • Side Curtain Protection® head airbags, front and rear
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Driver and front passenger, front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Electronic Stability Control, Anti-Slip Regulation, Electronic Differential Lock, and Engine Brake Assist
  • Front safety belts, height-adjustable, with pretensioners and load limiters
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child seat anchor points
  • Rear View Camera System
  • Side Curtain Protection® head airbags, front and rear
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Horsepower @ rpm 184 hp @ 4360 - 6000 rpm 184 hp @ 4360 - 6000 rpm
Maximum torque, lbs -ft @ rpm 221 @ 1600 - 4360 rpm 221 @ 1600 - 4360 rpm
Drive Train Front-wheel-drive Front-wheel-drive
Seating Capacity 7 7
Passenger Volume, cu ft 123.9 123.9
Cargo Volume, cu ft 12 12
Cargo Volume Rear Seat Folded, cu ft 65.7 65.7
Payload 1146 1146
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