There are three available trims on the Tiguan–S, SE and SL–with a big price spread between those models. The base S rings in around $24,000 before options, while a loaded SEL model with 4Motion can approach $40,000.
The Tiguan is no longer as vegan-friendly; all trims now include leather trim for the shift knob and steering wheel. Also new to the lineup is a partial power passenger seat in SE trims, with a full power passenger seat for SEL models.
With the SEL you still do get a level of equipment that's about on par with entry-level luxury-brand models. Here, the 2014 Tiguan includes 19-inch wheels; a sport suspension; leather seating surfaces; a power driver seat; pushbutton start; keyless entry; a power panoramic sunroof; automatic climate control; LED daytime running lights; and a navigation system.
Last year Volkswagen did improve the Tiguan's value by wrapping in more standard features and technology, so the Tiguan stands up better in the market in terms of features for the money than it did a couple of years ago. Included with the base S are 16-inch wheels; power windows, locks, and mirrors; an AM/FM/CD player with eight speakers; cruise control; Bluetooth; cloth upholstery; lumbar adjustment for the front seats; a trailer hitch prep kit; split-folding rear seats; and floor mats. SE models gain leatherette trim, heated seats, and an iPod adapter, along with 18-inch wheels; a multi-function steering wheel; power-recline driver seat; satellite radio; and fog lights. You can option it with a panoramic sunroof and a navigation system for nearly $2000 more.