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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Rolls in With Facelift and Tech Upgrade, Priced From $27,190

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan | Manufacturer image

The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan stands out in the jam-packed field of compact SUVs thanks to an optional third row that increases the seating capacity to seven occupants. A few years into its current generation, the Tiguan gets new front styling, tech upgrades and a modest starting price bump for 2022.

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What’s New?

The Tiguan’s base trim level, called the S, will start at $27,190 (all prices include destination), which is a $750 bump over the outgoing model. The top SEL R-Line trim sees a price drop of $2,500.

For 2022, the Tiguan shows off a new front end, with new LED lights and four new wheel options, ranging from 17- to 20-inch aluminum-alloys. The Tiguan S now comes with standard heated front seats, while a heated steering wheel and cooled seats are optional. A power liftgate comes on all but the base trim.

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan | Manufacturer image

Tech and Safety

Volkswagen’s Digital Cockpit instrument cluster now comes in a standard 8-inch display, with an available 10-inch display optional. Starting with the SE trim, the Tiguan comes with VW’s latest MIB3 infotainment system, which improves voice recognition and adds wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and wireless charging.

A suite of driver-assistance features, such as blind spot warning, adaptive cruise control all the way down to a stop and hands-on lane centering comes on all but the base S, where it’s $895.

The Powertrain Marches On

All Tiguan models are powered by a carryover 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Horsepower and torque remain the same, with 184 hp and 221 pounds-feet of torque across all 2022 Tiguan models. The Tiguan is available with front- or all-wheel drive, with the seven-seat configuration offered in FWD models and five seats offered in AWD models.

Compact Competition: Where Does the Tiguan Land?

The Tiguan competes with SUVs including the Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue. Since it can be had with three rows, shoppers might also consider it against smaller three-row SUVs like the Kia Sorento. The Tiguan’s starting price is competitive with model-year 2021 examples of the redesigned Rogue, which starts at $27,000, as well as the CX-5 (priced from $26,545) and CR-V ($26,575). The three-row Sorento, which slots under the Telluride and bridges compact and mid-size offerings, starts at a significantly higher $30,565. See the full comparisons.

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Rear 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan | Manufacturer image

Trims, Pricing and Arrival Date

The 2022 Tiguan will be available in four trims, including S, SE, SE R-Line Black and SEL R-Line. The SEL will no longer be available. Each model is available with FWD or AWD besides the top-tier SEL R-Line, which comes with standard AWD. The SEL R-Line remains loaded despite its significant year-over-year price drop — features include heated and ventilated leather seats with dual power adjustments, and a panoramic moonroof.

The Tiguan is expected to go on sale in the third quarter.

  • Tiguan S: $27,190 (FWD), $28,690 (AWD)
  • Tiguan SE: $30,690 (FWD), $32,190 (AWD)
  • Tiguan SE R-Line Black: $33,490 (FWD), $34,990 (AWD)
  • Tiguan SEL R-Line: $37,790 (AWD)

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