2018 VW Tiguan Trims: S vs. SE vs. SEL vs. SEL Premium

You already know the new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan offers the ample performance, spacious cabin, and advanced technology your daily drive deserves. The next step is to choose the trim level that meets your specific needs. To assist in your research, the experts at Family Volkswagen in Bakersfield, CA have compiled this comprehensive trim comparison of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S vs. SE vs. SEL vs. SEL Premium. Read on to learn which trim package is right for you!

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium

2018 VW Tiguan Trims: Interior Comforts & Technology

When you choose the new Volkswagen Tiguan, you'll have four amazing trim levels to choose from, all of which offer seating for seven passengers and 65.7 cu. ft. of cargo space. From upgraded upholstery to creature comforts, check out the differences between S trim, SE trim, SEL trim, and SEL Premium trim in the table below.

Trim Level & Starting MSRP

Feature Availability



  • 40/20/40-split folding second-row
  • Single-zone climate control
  • 3-spoke, multi-function steering wheel
  • Premium color Multifunction Display
  • Three 12V power outlets
  • Six-way manually adjustable cloth front seats
  • Seven-seat configuration with third-row seating
  • Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect
  • Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming
  • Composition Color touchscreen sound system with 6.5-in. color display and AM/FM radio



Includes all S features plus:

  • Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 3-spoke, leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel
  • Key Access with push-button start
  • V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces
  • Heated front seats
  • 10-way power driver's seat with power-adjustable lumbar support
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with three-month trial subscription
  • Composition Media touchscreen sound system with 8-in. color display, proximity sensor, AM/FM/HD Radio™, and voice control



Includes all SE features plus:

  • Remote opening and closing power liftgate
  • Discover Media touchscreen navigation with 8-in. color display, proximity sensor, AM/FM/HD Radio™, and voice control
  • Volkswagen Car-Net® Guide & Inform with three-month SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link® trial subscription
  • Power tilting/sliding panoramic sunroof with ambient lighting

SEL Premium


Includes all SEL features plus:

  • Hands-free Easy Open and Easy Close liftgate
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit 12.3-in. high-resolution digital display cluster
  • Interior ambient lighting
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Fender® Premium Audio System

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium Interior Dashboard

2018 VW Tiguan Trims: Engine Specs

Under the hood of every 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is a 2.0L I4 engine that delivers dependable performance and great fuel efficiency you can rely on. Taking a small camper or boat on a family adventure is a breeze with a towing capacity of 1,500 lbs. Key engine and performance specs for the Tiguan are as follows:


2.0L I4


184 HP


221 lb.-ft.


8-speed automatic with Tiptronic® and Sport mode


Front-wheel drive

Fuel Economy (city/hwy)

22/27 MPG

Max. Towing Capacity

1,500 lbs.

2018 VW Tiguan Trims: Safety Tech

The new Tiguan offers unparalleled safety on every trim level, so no matter whether you choose the S, SE, SEL, or SEL Premium, you and your passengers will arrive at your destination safely. View the safety features you'll find in each 2018 Tiguan trim package in the table below.

Trim Level

Feature Availability


  • Rear View Camera System
  • Electronic Stability Control, Anti-Slip Regulation, Electronic Differential, and Engine Brake Assist
  • Side Curtain Protection® head airbags
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Available Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Driver Assistance package
  • Available Blind Spot Monitor with Driver Assistance package


Includes all S features plus:

  • Volkswagen Car-Net® Security & Service with six-month trial subscription
  • Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist)
  • Blind Spot Monitor


Includes all SE features plus:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control Stop & Go

SEL Premium

Includes all SEL features plus:

  • Park Distance Control with Rear Maneuver Braking (Park Pilot)
  • Overhead View Camera
  • Pedestrian Monitoring (included in Front Assist)
  • Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist)
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • High Beam Control (Light Assist)
  • Intelligent Crash Response System
  • Rollover sensor system

Now that you've learned about these four exceptional trims available with the new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, head over to our new inventory to find a model you love. Don't forget to visit our new Tiguan specials to see if you qualify for our latest offers. If you have any questions, reach out to the Family Volkswagen team through our contact form or by calling (866) 960-8137.

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