The Standard Tiguan Vs. Tiguan R-Line

Gunther Volkswagen of Delray Beach - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)


 So, you're here to shop VW Tiguan SUVs. Great choice! But, have you heard about the Tiguan R-Line? The VW Tiguan R-Line is an upgraded version of the already-spectacular Volkswagen Tiguan. Not only does it add on style elements, but it majorly ups the performance and luxe features as well. The Tiguan R-Line comes in two variants: the VW Tiguan SE R-Line Black and the VW Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line. When it comes to the standard Tiguan vs. Tiguan R-Line trims, they're all exceptional. We invite you to browse our inventory and learn more about the differences that the R-Line gives you, so you can pick the Volkswagen Tiguan that is best for you!

The Two Tiguan R-Line Variants

If you're looking for a 5-seater, compact SUV that is oozing in style, comfort, specs, and fun, the VW Tiguans are for you. But, the Tiguan R-Line editions take that even further. When you see our Tiguan lease offers, you'll see that there are two versions of the Tiguan R-Line:

  • The VW Tiguan SE R-Line Black
  • The VW Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line

Both offer tons of luxurious appointments. The R-Line Black has a starting MSRP of $30,595, and the SEL Premium R-Line has a starting MSRP of $39,095.1 Although the standard VW Tiguan is an excellent vehicle, there are some incredible features that these two trims have that make them excel. We will discuss them below.

The VW Tiguan SE R-Line Black

The SE R-Line Black changes things up by giving you blacked-out 20" alloy wheels, front bumper, side sills, roof rails, and exterior accents. It also gives you a panoramic sunroof, front & rear parking sensors, fog lights, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, in addition to all of the standard features that come on the base VW Tiguan. Want more upgrades? How about heated front seats, a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, three 12V power outlets, a 7-seat configuration with a split-folding 2nd row, SiriusXM® with 360L & a 3-month trial subscription, a wireless smartphone charger, and Volkswagen Car-Net® Remote Access with 5-years standard? Sounds luxurious to us!

The biggest similarity between the VW Tiguan vs. Tiguan R-Line is the engine. You'll get the 2.0L TSI®, 16-valve, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with intercooler and direct fuel injection on every version of the Volkswagen Tiguan. This particular trim comes with Front-Wheel Drive as well.

So, you love the added styling and comfort. But what about safety? This trim has it, too. You'll get Park Distance Control, pedestrian monitoring, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitor, rear traffic alert, and automated emergency braking. We like to say that safety can be stylish.

The VW Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line

As if the Black variant wasn't enough, Volkswagen auto engineers upped their game yet again with this top-of-the-line trim. Get ready to be amazed. In addition to everything you get with the four trims below it, this variant adds genuine leather upholstery, a nine-speaker Fender audio system, ambient lighting, power driver's seat with memory feature, LED headlights & taillights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, navigation, Volkswagen digital cockpit, and more. Luxury called, and the SEL Premium R-Line answered. We wouldn't be surprised if you decide to stay in your ride a little longer once you get to your destination.

As far as powertrain is concerned, you will get the same engine as the other Volkswagen Tiguans. However, this trim gives you 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive to go with your 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode. Your drive around South Florida just got a lot more fun.

In terms of safety, you'll get the addition of automatic high-beam headlights, a surround-view parking camera system, a hands-free liftgate, lane keep assist, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. The features of this vehicle are truly endless.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the VW Tiguan R-Line?

The 2021 SE R-Line Black starts at $30,595, and the 2021 SEL R-Line Premium starts at $39,095.1 Of course, if you add any packages or accessories to your vehicle, the price will vary. Make sure you tell your Volkswagen vehicle specialist what features are most important to you so that they can get you the VW Tiguan that is perfect for you.

What is the Tiguan R-Line?

The Tiguan R-Line is essentially an upgraded version of the standard Volkswagen Tiguan. It adds a plethora of performance, safety, and technology features that make your drive more fun and exciting. There are two versions of the R-Line available for buying or leasing: the SE R-Line Black and the SEL Premium R-Line. Both add phenomenal features to the compact SUV.

What is the difference between Tiguan and Tiguan R Line?

At the end of the day, they are both part of the Volkswagen Tiguan family. The difference is solely in the trim level. The R-Line variants just add different features to the standard VW Tiguan. The R-Line ups the luxury with features like larger alloy wheels, stylish front & rear bumpers, a digital cockpit, larger infotainment screens, a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry with automatic start, and much more. Ask your Volkswagen specialist to walk through all of the key differences between each trim with you!

Is the Tiguan R Line 4 wheel drive?

The SE R-Line Black comes standard with Front-Wheel Drive, but AWD is available. The SEL Premium R-Line comes standard with 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive, which is the Volkswagen manufacturer's version of 4 wheel drive.

Get Your Tiguan R-Line With Gunther Volkswagen Delray

No matter which one of our Volkswagen Tiguan trims piques your interest, the team here at Gunther Volkswagen in Delray, FL, is here to help. We know that as soon as you test drive one of these vehicles, you will love it just as much as we do. Your daily drive deserves an upgrade. So why wait? A VW Tiguan R-Line vehicle is waiting for you.

1Starting MSRP. Price excludes destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.